Policy Overview

2009-2010 Arizona

Charter Schools

Metrics #
Charter Law
State Has Charter Law Yes
Year of Charter School Law 1994
Charter Cap
State-Imposed Cap on Charter Schools No
Charter Funding
State Provides Funding for Charter Schools Yes
Description of Funding

Charter schools receive a per pupil allocation called “additional assistance.” These monies can be used for anything from teacher salaries to transportation to facility construction. The amount of “additional assistance” is currently $1,445 per pupil in kindergarten through grade eight and $1,684 per pupil in grades nine through twelve.

Active Authorizers
Active Authorizers 5 Local School Districts; State Education Agency; Independent Charter Board
Local School District Yes
State Education Agency Yes
Independent Charter Board Yes