It won't pay for everything, though, because construction costs have risen.
Campuses have 19 dates — 115 different starts when including those that stagger grades by time and date.
New Orleans’ nearly all-charter school system is built on competition, and for new schools, that means competing with established schools for students. State funding is based on enrollment, so falling short can put a new school in financial trouble.
School chief resigned after improperly running up $13,000 bill.
Organizers hope local voices will be included in national conversation about charter schools.