Charter Schools Funding

Connecticut State Department of Education

(Funds for Charter Schools)

Pursuant to Section 10-66ee(d), for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and each fiscal year thereafter, a grant of $11,250 per student is issued to state charter schools. Pursuant to changes in the law for the 2021 legislative session, effective July 1, 2021, state charter schools received a per-pupil base grant of $11,525 for each student enrolled in the school per approved enrollment and additional support provided depending on student eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals and students identified as English learners. Such payments shall be made as follows: twenty-five per cent of the amount not later than July fifteenth; September first based on estimated student enrollment on May first; twenty-five per cent of the amount no later than January first; and the remaining amount no later than April first, each based on student enrollment on October first. Legislation also provides, within available appropriations, a per-student grant to local charter schools of $3,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter. 

Charter Renewal 

1. School Performance

Is the school a successful model resulting in strong student outcomes and a positive school climate?

2. Stewardship, Governance, and Management

Is the school financially and organizationally healthy and viable?

3. Student Population

Is the school promoting equity by effectively attracting, enrolling, and retaining students, particularly among targeted populations?

4. Legal Compliance

Is the school acting in compliance with applicable laws and regulations?