Charter School Funding

One thing students always ask the teachers is where or who does all the money go to when we fund money for schools we attend. They say that they get funded according to the enrollment and daily attendance. That’s why they take attendance in the classes to see how many students attend school. Most charter schools don’t receive funding to cover securing a facility. Charter schools are public schools meaning families choose them for their kids to get a better learning experience. In 2013-14 there were 176 charter schools educating 129,000 students statewide at the cost of 1.2 billion dollars. The school district accounts for 30% of the operating budget. The other 70% comes from the school. The total taxpayer investment in K-12 education in the U.S. from 2004-05 school year is estimated at $536 billion dollars.


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