Denver's NBC Affiliate reporter, Nelson Garcia, has a story on American Academy in Douglas County not being included in the Douglas County School District's bond question. The district is running a $395 bond question.
The Douglas County district official quoted in the article stated there were concerns about the district having no way to recover a building that is built for a charter school, with public bond proceeds. In the past when districts have included charter schools in bond revenue, a legal agreement is executed that stipulates the district will own the property should the charter school close.
Even though several districts running ballot questions are including charter schools, the schools are not being included on an equitable basis. In districts with 6% of their student population in charter schools, such as Aurora Public Schools, charter schools are slated to receive less than .5% of the total bond.
Watch for this issue to be discussed more thoroughly before legislation is proposed in January.