In budget deal, a mixed decision for New York City charter schools

Friday, March 28, 2014

New or expanding charter schools in New York City will get access to facilities, but existing charters already in private space will not receive as much aid, according to people briefed the framework of a state budget deal.

And all charter schools in the state will receive an extra $1,100 in per-pupil aid from the state that would be spread out over three years, an increase that would break several years of flat funding.

Legislators are still hammering out the final pieces of the state budget legislation and aren’t expected to submit a final budget until Friday. But they have come to an agreement on some major issues relating to charter school space-sharing problems, a centerpiece of the year’s negotiations.

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