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Florida School Funding Lawyers

Charter schools are funded through most of the same programs that fund all other public schools. School districts distribute operating funds to schools in the district through the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled.

Charter schools may also receive funding through federal programs such as Title I, IDEA and the Charter School Program Grant which flow through the school districts. Disputes sometimes arise between school districts and charter schools when such charter schools first open or expand significantly without receiving appropriate federal funding through the school district.

At Arnold Law Firm, we strive for diplomatic and pragmatic solutions. When discrepancies arise between districts and schools with respect to funding issues, we help parties negotiate until a favorable resolution to the matter can be agreed upon. Our lawyers collaborate with the U.S. and Florida Departments of Education to minimize contentious and adversarial situations.

Private schools in Florida may be eligible for state-funded programs such as VPK, McKay Scholarships and Opportunity Scholarships. They may also receive Federal funding but it is important to understand that receipt of Federal funds may require compliance with federal laws such as IDEA and FERPA.

Contact us today by e-mail or call us at 904-731-3800 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Florida school funding attorney.

Jacksonville State and Federal School Funding Attorneys

Sustainable funding is crucial to the operation of charter schools. We will take the time to understand your specific concerns and provide high-quality counsel throughout your case.

If the expense of litigation can be avoided, our attorneys work diligently to minimize contentious and adversarial situations. In many cases, collaboration with the U.S. or Florida Departments of Education may help to resolve issues without resorting to litigation.

Located in Jacksonville, we assist charter schools throughout Florida dealing with state or federal funding discrepancies relating to:

  • Transportation
  • FTE
  • Special education (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding)
  • Title I

Charter schools have access to federal funds through a competitive grant process for initial planning and implementation and for dissemination of best practices that have been developed within the school. We help clients apply for funding and review statutory issues in order to comply with federal funding qualifications.

Contact Arnold Law Firm

Send us an e-mail or call us at 904-731-3800 to schedule a free initial consultation.

We provide governmental rates and preferential rates to clients affiliated with the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS).

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Arnold Law Firm
6279 Dupont Station Court
Jacksonville, FL 32217
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