As publicly-funded institutions, chartered public schools need to be transparent and accountable for what they do in terms of programs, practices, operations and use of public funds. The should apply for district public schools as well. This Discussion Group will focus on addressing issues of financial and operational transparency with the goal of increasing transparency in both chartered and district public schools. We invite you to identify which specific issues are most important for your school and to share specific structures and processes that your school uses. We also invite you to suggest possible modification in district and or charter procedures, and in state and or national legislation.
For example, to increase financial transparency some schools put their annual budget and monthly financial statements on their website. Additionally there have been numerous studies comparing enrollment of special populations in chartered public schools versus district public schools.
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