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Help Georgia charter schools receive equal funding

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Charter School funding is lower than traditional Public Schools?  Did you know…

…KCSMA receives 20% less funding than traditional public schools?

…An additional 3% of KCSMA’s funding is withheld as an “administrative” fee?

…KCSMA has to pay for things, like landscaping/lawn mowing, out of its operational budget, where other Cobb County schools are provided this service out of the county’s budget?

KCSMA and all charter schools in Georgia need your support and advocacy; the way state funding is currently figured is unfair to charters.  You can help change that.  Please read below, get the word out to everyone, and please contact legislators (see info below) to let them know you support this funding equity update.

Sincerely,

Kay Frey, Principal

Georgia Charter Schools Association has recently kicked off their campaign to encourage members of the Georgia General Assembly to support Governor Deal’s Education Reform Commission recommendations, including an overhaul of our state’s student-funding formula.  
Governor Deal’s Education Reform Commission made recommendations on updating the state’s 32 year-old student funding formula, a formula that has long outlived its usefulness.  For charter schools, our state’s current student funding formula undermines our desire for student funding equity.  
The proposed changes to Georgia’s student funding formula will greatly assist charter schools in realizing student funding equity as the recommendation is to move away from a program-based funding formula to a student-based funding formula, allowing far many more dollars to “follow the child.” 
If we are going to see funding equity for charter schools and their students, we will only accomplish this with your help. We need all charter school advocates to take action.  We need as many people as possible contacting their members of the General Assembly and the Governor today and in the weeks to come.  
Dear GA Charter School supporter,

GA lawmakers are getting prepared for the upcoming legislative session. Not since 1985 has our student funding formula for education been updated. Numerous attempts to update the formula have all failed.


Let’s send a clear message today that it is time for an update. We are not in the 80’s anymore.


Click HERE to ask your lawmaker to support Governor Deal’s Education Reform Commission recommendations.

Take Action NOW

 

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