The current PA charter school law mandates that school districts send charter schools more than $100 million in excess special education payments each year.
Charter schools are NOT required to spend the special education funding they receive from school districts on services for children with disabilities; instead charter schools may spend money intended to serve children with disabilities on other things.
Learn how charter school funding works here: #FixSpecialEdFunding Infographic
The #FixSpecialEdFunding campaign was developed by a team of coalition members.
While cyber education is appropriate for some students, PA’s cyber schools are among the lowest performing schools in the Commonwealth and have not improved PA’s education system in spite of receiving more than $1 billion in taxpayer funds. Learn why we need to hold them accountable.