Separation of Church and School: Guidance for Public Charter Schools Using Religious Facilities

This report discusses the need to protect access to facilities to ensure continued charter school growth and quality. The primary aim is helping public charter school attorneys understand the evolving legal landscape and to analyze the specific laws that will govern a charter school leader’s actions with regard to any decision to use a facility owned or operated by a religious organization. Additionally, the report sets forth a practical guide to public charter school use of a facility that is owned or operated by a religious organization.