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Monday, March 7, 2011

HB 313 Charter School Funding

This (very bad) bill modifies funding provided to a charter school to replace local discretionary property taxes that are not available to charter schools.

UEA opposes it because:
  • This bill would take money from the current revenue stream of property tax and redistribute it to charter schools.
  • USOE data show that charter schools enroll fewer limited English proficient students, economically disadvantaged students, special education students, and minority students. Yet, charter schools still do not ouperform traditional public schools.
  • This bill would result in a disparity of funding to those districts with charter schools.
  • Local elected school boards set property tax levy rates (they must hold "truth in taxation" meetings). This bill would give property tax money to charter schools with no accountability to taxpayers through elected officials.

Please contact your legislators this final week of the session.

Today's "pray for good weather" Blog Contest question (today is the last day for OEA entries) is: Why doesn't the Standard Examiner like us?

Email me at rick@ogdenweber.org

Thanks Rick