Florida Senate Bill 1852 would require school boards to share federal funding for property costs with charter schools, which often set up shop in churches, empty strip malls, or other alternative locales. The bill passed out of the Senate PreK-12 education committee and awaits a floor vote.
It also mandates that when a student transfers from a traditional public school to a public charter school, state taxpayer funding, upwards of $6,000 per student, will transfer with them.
“Parents are choosing to send their children to charter schools in droves, and those children deserve to be in a decent facility,” said Stephanie Grisham, a spokesperson for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. ”A charter school