Charter schools in Cape Coral are in need of renovations, upkeep, and the money to pay for it all.
Replacement buses and carpeting, new playgrounds, and new technology are all among what the City of Cape Coral Charter School Authority says it needs but doesn’t have the money to buy.
Superintendent Jacquelin Collins of Oasis Charter Schools in Cape Coral said much of the money pit is the schools’ annual $3.2 million lease on its buildings.
The city is asking the Lee County school board for a cut of the district’s half-cent sales tax revenue, used to support maintenance, safety and security, technology, and construction of Lee County schools.
As of March, Lee County schools have collected more than $163 million in sales tax benefits,