As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to impact the day-to-day operations of schools, charter schools—particularly single-site schools without close ties to a management organization or school district—may need additional help or resources. Schools aren’t just places of learning, but oftentimes sources of food, afterschool care, health care, and other resources that are critical to vulnerable families, especially as many adults may be forced out of work temporarily. The National Alliance is here to help in any way we can, in partnership with state charter support organizations. And for those of you who have relationships with charter schools in your area, please reach out to find out if there are ways you can help them.
In addition to the resources below, the National Alliance has compiled a growing set of resources for state charter school organizations and charter school leaders. The resources include official guidance from education and health agencies, resources for remote and distance learning, sample letters and communications materials as well as resources from state associations, schools, and other education-related organizations from around the country.
|Arkansas||Arkansas Public School Resource Center|
|Arizona||Arizona Charter Schools Association|
|California||California Charter School Development Center
California Charter Schools Association
|Connecticut||Connecticut Charter Schools Association|
|Florida||Florida Charter School Alliance|
|Georgia||Georgia Charter Schools Association|
|Louisiana||Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools|
|Michigan||Michigan's Charter School Association|
|Minnesota||Minnesota Association of Charter Schools|
|Missouri||Missouri Charter Public School Association|
|New Mexico||Public Charter Schools of New Mexico|
|New York||New York Charter School Association|
|North Carolina||North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma Public School Resource Center|
|Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools|
|Texas||Texas Charter Schools Association|
|Utah||Utah Association of Public Charter Schools|
In these times of crisis, students experiencing homelessness are even more vulnerable than under “normal” circumstances. Join SchoolHouse Connection and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for a conversation on how charter schools can meet the needs of students experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis. During the webinar, you will learn about legal requirements as well as best practices in serving students experiencing homelessness.
Charter schools are changing their operations and finances as they look to borrow money or to repay existing debt. The National Alliance’s Charter School Facility Center will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 29, at 1 p.m. ET, featuring a panel discussion with capital markets experts, including underwriters, debt advisors, credit experts, and charter school leaders to discuss charter schools and the capital markets reaction to the COVID-19 crisis.
What resources are available from the federal government?