Charter schools are public schools. But still, some school districts are reluctant to provide charters with the same level of funding as traditional schools. Parents in San Juan want to make sure their district doesn’t make that mistake.
A few weeks ago, charter families spoke at the San Juan Unified board meeting and urged the board to include charters in the bond that is being drafted for the November ballot. They made a powerful case that charters deserve to be included alongside district schools, as they are an essential partner in providing a high quality education in the community.
Charter parents will continue to monitor the bond’s development and respond accordingly.