National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Letter on OMB Circulars

Nina Rees

I write today to seek clarification on a financial reporting issue of substantial significance to the public charter school community. Our work in the field brought to our attention that the sector lacks written, consistent and comprehensive guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) on how best to comply with certain reporting requirements introduced in its nonregulatory guidance for the Charter Schools Program (CSP), revised in April 2011.