Why So Many LAUSD Charter Schools Ended Up With Coronavirus Relief Loans For Small Businesses

Two months ago, after a teachers union protest, KPCC/LAist identified a handful of Los Angeles charter schools that had accepted money from a now-$659 billion federal loan program aimed at helping small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Back then, we didn’t know how common it was for charter schools — publicly-funded, tuition-free schools — in the L.A. Unified School District to receive loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP.

After our own analysis of federal data and charter schools’ board documents, we now have a much better idea how common it is. The answer: very common. Click here to read more: https://laist.com/2020/07/30/ppp_loans__charter_schools_coronavirus_small_business_aid_los_angeles.php