Fordham Ohio Panel Discussion: Facilities Challenges Facing Ohio Charter Schools

Fordham Ohio Panel Discussion: Facilities Challenges Facing Ohio Charter Schools

Ohio charter schools have long reported struggling in their efforts to secure school facilities. A newly-released report, “An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Ohio,” from the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Charter School Resource Center, the Charter School Facilities Initiative, managed by the Colorado League of Charter Schools, and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools surveys school principals to get the most detailed look to date of Ohio charter school facilities. The survey, which includes data from 81 percent of Ohio's brick and mortar charter schools, examines multiple aspects of charter facilities including the size, uses, and cost per student of each.

On February 2, 2016, we partnered with the Callender Group to bring the report's authors to Columbus to discuss their findings. We also brought together a group of Ohio charter schools/school networks to talk about their first-hand experiences finding and maintaining their school facilities.

Check out the full report by clicking here.

PRESENTERS

Kevin Hesla, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and report co-author
Jessica M. Johnson, Esq., Colorado League of Charter Schools and report co-author

PANELISTS

Tiffany Adamski, Regional Director Midwest at iLEAD
Andrew Boy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, United Schools Network
Lyman Millard, consultant at Breakthrough Schools

MODERATOR

Mark Real