Double Dipping

Charter and private religious schools in Indiana took advantage of the COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding intended to help small businesses keep their employees on the payroll. Double dipping?

While the Monroe County Community School District (MCCSC) is not eligible for a PPP loan, The Project School and Seven Oaks Classical School received loans not only from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), but the PPP as well.

Are these nonpublic schools nonprofits or public schools? In May there was a survey of 90,000 small businesses by the U.S. Census Bureau. It found that almost 50 percent had not received PPP assistance.

Again we see powerful national groups trying to take over public education. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools lobbied Congress hard to include charter schools in the program according to Donald Cohen’s In the Public Interest posting on June 18, 2020.