Charter advocates warn new special ed funding will decimate system

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania's special education funding for school districts and charter schools will put some of the state's charters out of business, according to charter school advocates.

The switch to a tiered funding formula for charter schools would cut the 2,700 student Collegium Charter School's funding by $3.9 million, said Bill Winters, CEO of the Exton, Pa.-based school.

"We literally cannot exist next year with this kind of cut," Winters said.

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