To date, the CSFI project has performed research and published
findings from ten states. In comparing each state's charter school
facility challenges, the following common trends/findings have been
found. It is anticipated that more common themes such as the
examples below will rise to the surface after additional states are
studied. Click here to download individual state
- Charter schools are forced to spend significant operating
dollars on buildings.
- Fewer than half of charter schools have kitchen facilities
compliant with National School Lunch Program NSLP
- Local and state capital funding programs are not a significant
source of funding for charter school facilities.
- Charter school access to empty or underutilized public school
land or buildings is sporadic.
- Common amenities such as libraries, sports fields, gymnasiums,
lunch rooms, etc. are limited for charter school students.
- Charter school facilities and classrooms are too small compared
to industry standards.