Federal laws may bar bid by Pennsylvania charter schools to get extra $150 million from public schools

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Charter schools have filed 231 requests to Gov. Tom Corbett's administration, seeking to change the charter school funding formula to give them a share of the federal money school districts receive.

Charter schools want school districts to be mandated to include federal dollars in the per-pupil tuition payments they send to charter schools.

Charter schools claim the current practice of deducting federal money is not allowed under the 1997 state charter school law.

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