In 2003, the New York City Department of Education opened district facilities up to charter schools for the first time ever. While a majority of New York charter schools are currently co-located with district schools in public facilities, many charters have to divert operating dollars to pay for private facilities. In 2014, state law changed how New York City charter schools are provided with facilities, including a new opportunity for rental assistance.
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ResourcesCo-Location and the Facilities Access Process
This Fact Sheet explains how co-location works in NYC and offers guidance on how charters can access facilities or facilities funding.Still Building Inequality
While New York lawmakers recently authorized the first-ever public funding for charter schools’ ongoing facility costs, not every school is eligible. This report details the remaining inequalities.Sharing Space Works
This television commercial was featured during a campaign to dispel myths about charter school co-locations.Building Inequality
This 2013 report provided the first comprehensive survey of charter school facilities in New York.