Charter School Finance Under Fiscal Downturn and Uncertainty

Session Type: Breakout

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tremendous amount of economic uncertainty. The effect on school budgets is yet to be fully understood, but we know that a sizable reduction in revenues is likely over the next several years. This session will help charter school leaders plan for this uncertainty by taking what we know from the Great Recession and applying it to today’s current crisis. The webinar will also discuss what is different about the current crisis to better understand how charter schools may be affected and what they can do now and over the coming years to mitigate the fiscal disruptions so that they may continue to serve their students well.

Take Away:
Practical tips for budgeting.

Presented by


Nathan Barrett, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Nathan Barrett, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. His work focusing on charter schools, school choice, teacher polices, school discipline, and equity. Nathan received his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Kentucky. His work has been published in numerous academic journals such as American Journal of Education, The American Review of Public Administration, Educational Researcher, Economics of Education Review, and Evaluation Review, and has published numerous policy briefs and reports to inform policymakers.