Is a charter school a corporation? I’ve heard this question asked by many people in recent years, and the answer is yes. They are definitely a corporation under legal terms in Delaware. But they are accountable to the State of Delaware and their issuing authority agent. For most charters, this is the Delaware Department of Education. Only three charters in the state are accountable to their authorizing school district, Red Clay Consolidated: Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy and Delaware College Prep.
But how does it all work? This report from the Delaware Auditor of Account’s office gives crystal clear information in legal terms about what a charter school’s responsibilities and obligations are as a corporation.