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Facilities expenses eat up charter schools’ budgets

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Founder Buffy Cushman-Patz, in one of the classrooms at the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability, says she wishes she didn’t have to spend so much time on fundraising. She would rather use that time on educating her students.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A class at the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability meets under a tree.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Stephanie Keiko Kong, a volunteer, teaches yoga at SEEQS charter school. The school pays more than $9,000 a month in rent and utilities for its Kaimuki facility.

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