Bronx electeds announce legislation ensuring equitable funding for charter schools

More than 8,600 Bronx charter school students are not receiving rental assistance. This is because of a funding disparity going back 10 years that makes these charter schools pay rent rather than direct funds towards extracurricular and afterschool programs.

That may all change thanks to legislation announced by two Bronx electeds earlier this month at a rally in Albany celebrating 25 years of New York City charter schools.

State Senator Luis Sepulveda (SD-32) and Assembly Member John Zaccaro Jr. (AD-80) told hundreds of families, charter school leaders and advocates that their legislation (S8522) aims to amend the Facilities Access Law from 2014 by providing rental assistance for all of New York City’s charter schools and not just some.