Charter School Facts

Charter School Facts

  • Charter schools are free, open-enrollment public schools that admit students via a blind lottery. They cannot and do not exclude students on the basis of their academic ability. 
  • They are managed by non-profits and subjects to government oversight.  If they are mismanaged or do not perform, charters can be shut down by the state. 
  • State charter schools do not take funding away from the local school district in any way, shape or form - they are funded via a separate state grant. C.G.S.A. § 10-66ee.