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Like traditional public schools, public charter schools are funded by State School Funds. However, unlike traditional public schools, public charter schools only receive 80% of their allotted funding; the other 20% is retained by the sponsoring district. As
a result, public charter schools face a 20% funding deficit every year.
To attempt to make up for this deficit, SIA relies on heavily on fundraising and private donations in order to provide Place-based education that connects classrooms and communities. This 20% gap equates to a shortfall of approximately $340,000 for the 2015-16 school year.