Kansas City charter schools are having trouble securing property fit for educating students.
Charter schools receive public funding, but they operate separately from public school districts and often struggle to secure financing to buy property. Lawmakers are working to find a solution to the problem that includes selling vacant public school buildings to the charter schools.
Proponents of those bills argue that selling old school buildings would bring in revenue. Opponents argue, though, that it doesn’t make sense to spend public money buying public property.