New York State’s 2018-19 budget includes several budgetary items and a legislative amendment affecting charter schools in New York City. This memo provides details on increases in per pupil funding and legislation pertaining ending lunch shaming.
The IBO released an updated report comparing public spending for charter schools to traditional district schools, and its analysis is clear: not only do NYC charter schools receive less in public spending than their district counterparts, but this funding disparity continues to grow. In the current school year (2016-17), the IBO reports that charter schools will again receive substantially less per pupil regardless of whether it operates in public or private space; the IBO estimates that charters are underfunded compared to traditional district schools by $1,145 to $4,863 per pupil.
The Charter Center drafted a memo to help schools understand how the legislation impacts their work surrounding grant assistance funding and the simplification of the rental assistance program.
New York State’s 2017-18 budget includes two significant legislative changes affecting charter schools in NYC regarding changes to the per pupil funding formula & an increase in rental assistance.