N.C. Court of Appeals Opinion: Charter Schools and Access to County Capital Funds

This is the North Carolina Court of Appeals opinion, filed Aug. 2, 2011, affirming a lower court’s decision in Sugar Creek Charter School versus State of North Carolina that a charter school is not entitled to access to the capital funds of the county where the school is located.

The appeals court’s interpretation is that state law does not provide for such access and that it is up to the state legislature to decide the issue. The opinion covers the court’s reasoning and analysis of state law. The opinion also addresses the charter school’s claim that denial of access to the capital funds violates the state constitution’s provisions on equality of public education.