The state legislative session, that has been called the “education session” will end Wednesday and lawmakers plan to give more money to schools through the updated school funding formula. But the money allocated to charter schools is significantly less than what Governor Pence asked for.
Governor Pence made increasing money to charter schools a priority this session. He asked for a $40 million increase for charters.
Currently, charter schools receive state funds but cannot access property tax money, so the governor wanted to increase their per pupil funding.