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Charter School Funding in Pennsylvania

Funding for charter schools is addressed in Section 1725-A (PDF) of the Pennsylvania Public School Code.

Pursuant to section 1725-A(a)(5), a charter school may ask the Secretary of Education to redirect a school district's subsidy when the school district fails to pay the charter school for educating resident students.  The request must be in writing and include a copy of the invoice prepared in the format required by the Department of Education (Department).


The following files contain Selected Expenditure per Average Daily Membership rates that a charter school should use when billing a resident school district. These amounts are calculated on Form PDE-363 "Funding for Charter Schools, Calculation of Selected Expenditures Per Average Daily Membership" that a school district must complete each year for the Department and at a charter school's request.


For the 2014-2015 school year, the required invoice format for submissions to the Department is as follows: 

For the 2013-2014 school year, the required reconciliation format for submissions to the Department is as follows:

 Note:  Technical assistance can be found on the Help and Support page.


For additional information, please contact:

Heather DiMeo | Accountant
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Budget and Fiscal Management
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.787.5423
ra-CSFunding@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us