Charter school finances, practices come under review

Charter schools, both brick and mortar and cyber charters, are often talked about as they compete for public school students.

Much talk is they are not held to the same standards as public schools in the state.

A Pennsylvania School Board’s Association [PSBA] study was recently released and makes note of the money spent by charters and also that the charters are not held to the same standards of the traditional public schools.

The PSBA requested, through Right To Know laws, information from 173 state charter schools regarding advertising expenses, salaries of administrators and real estate. Objectives included shedding light on charter school spending and operations.

Only 92 complied without an appeal; 75 appeals were filed and 56 more complied. Records were not obtained from 25 including 19 - even with OOR order granting PSBA’s request.

Read more in this weeks issue.

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