Monday, May 18, 2015

Panel studying charter school funding issues report

STATE HOUSE – The Special Legislative Commission to Study and Assess Rhode Island’s “Fair Funding Formula,” led by Rep. Jeremiah T. O’Grady (D-Dist. 46, Lincoln, Pawtucket) issued its findings today after hearing testimony from advocates and representatives from public schools, charter schools, municipalities and the Department of Education over the course of three months. While making no formal recommendations, the commission’s report found that certain high-cost expenditure burdens were disproportionately borne by public sending districts and that charter schools, through the Fair Funding Formula’s tuition calculation, saw increases in their respective tuition payments as a result...

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For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty,
PublicistState House
Room 20Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2457

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