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.