Education (House)
Charter school funding
PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS – Amends existing law to provide for certain distribution of funds to public charter schools.

RS31461C1 / S1391

This bill restores public charter school facility funds, which were inadvertently reduced by the passage of H. 292 in 2023. It sets minimum funding at $400 per student. From FY 2021 to FY 2023, the per-student amount fluctuated between $389 and $422 per student. This is not intended to increase funding; it simply puts the schools in approximately the same positions they were in before. Additionally, it specifies that future virtual charter schools and school districts that authorize virtual charter schools are not eligible for these funds. It also provides that, if H. 521 passes, a school district that authorizes a virtual charter school and receives funding from the school modernization facilities fund, may not also receive these funds.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/01 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
03/04 Reported Printed; referred to Education
03/12 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/13 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/14 Retained on calendar
03/15 Retained on calendar
03/18 Retained on calendar
03/19 Retained on calendar
03/19 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Den Hartog
Title apvd - to House
03/21 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
03/21 Read First Time, Referred to Education