Before 2014, charter schools were funded for operational expenses, but not for facilities. In 2014, the law was changed to make facility funding accessible to new and expanding charter schools, leaving existing schools in private space to cover facility costs from operating funds.
How do the funding levels compare, and the funding streams interact, for New York City charter and district schools? The City's Independent Budget Office (IBO) has issued three analyses on this topic, to which the Charter Center has responded with increasing, detailed criticism. The NYC Department of Education has also raised strong objections.