New Funding Formula for Cyber Schools Suggested
(AJC) — A committee of state education leaders and members of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission agreed Wednesday on a proposed funding level for cyber campuses. The group recommended that virtual schools approved by the commission should receive $5,800 a student on average, about $2,400 more than they were offered previously. The figure was proposed after a study of national funding formulas for virtual schools. The commission will consider the figure at its Dec. 16 meeting in Atlanta where a formal vote is scheduled and new charter schools will be approved.