It could be a while before churches can sponsor charter schools

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A sponsor is a group, such as a nonprofit or a school district, that oversees a charter school. In return, a sponsor receives a small percentage of the charter school’s state funding. Sponsors themselves don’t operate charter schools.

A state appeals court denied Brookwood Presbyterian Church’s appeal of a lower court ruling that had referred the matter back to the Ohio Department of Education.

The Ohio Department of Education originally rejected the church’s application to become a charter school sponsor; the lower court vacated that Department of Education decision but didn’t give the church a green light either.

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