TDOE Awards Funding To 5 Hamilton County Charter Schools

Monday, October 21, 2019

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Monday announced that 117 charter schools will receive approximately half of the $12 million that was allocated to the department’s Charter School Facilities fund in Governor Lee’s budget including five in Hamilton County.

The money is designed to ensure that students in a Tennessee charter school are being educated in an environment that supports student achievement, safety, and well-being. 

Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence $47,600
Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence Middle $30,600
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy $49,504
Chattanooga Preparatory School $19,040
Ivy Academy, Inc. $51,272

Funding can be spent for any of the following purposes:

Property purchases to relocate or establish a school,
Fund general improvements to existing facilities,
Assist with costs associated with purchasing/leasing underutilized or vacant property, or
Support existing capital outlay projects.

This $5.85 million will be distributed to schools in six districts based on the number of students they serve. In mid-November, a competitive grant will be made available to all charter schools throughout the state that will receive the remaining $6 million. 

For more information on the Charter School Facilities Program, contact Robert Lundin, assistant commissioner of school models and programs, at Robert.Lundin@tn.gov.

 


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