Proposed funding cuts in Utah put charter schools in jeopardy

Oct. 13, 2009
As many as 18 charters schools might have to close if spending cuts are approved

From The Deseret News: Utah's proposed education budget may force as many as 18 charter schools to close their doors next fall. Initial drafts of the 2010-11 budget, which still needs legislative approval, cut charter funding by $270 per pupil. Charter schools, which cannot levy taxes, already receive about $500 less than the state average for basic per-pupil spending. Even if schools manage to juggle the budget cuts, charters will be facing layoffs.

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