Charter Schools See Relief in Budget After Playing Defense for Decades

Charter Schools in Ohio have been facing mounting regulations every year with very small, if any, spending increases since their creation in 1997. Charters, which are called “community schools” in Ohio law, are public schools with no legal access to local tax dollars. They are required to abide by some laws and exempt from others. The exemptions were expected to provide charters with greater flexibility and lower costs.

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‘Fair School Funding Plan’ Denies Participation of Thousands of Students Using School Choice Options

  Two Ohio State Representatives, Robert Cupp (R-Lima) and John Patterson (D- Jefferson), have worked for more than a year on a new public school funding plan. Named the “Fair School Funding Plan,” it funds public-school districts but not vouchers or charters. School-choice options served almost 26,000 voucher students and more…

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