Florida Department of Education to take comments on charter school capital funding rule
Capital outlay funding for Florida's charter schools became one of the most charged debates in the 2016 legislative session, ultimately yielding new law on which schools qualify for the money.
Among the changes, charters may receive funds after two years in operation rather than three, a nod to complaints that corporate charter schools could outlast and squeeze out independents. It also disqualifies charters with two consecutive D grades from getting the money, along with F-rated schools, which already were barred.
The Florida Board of Education at one point was to adopt rules implementing the law in June, but delayed action when staff did not have the language ready. Now, the item is set for a public rule workshop via conference call at 10 a.m. Friday. Interested parties can call (888) 670-3525 and use the participant code 9945174167.
Want more information first? Check out the proposed rule here.