A sponsor is a group, such as a nonprofit or a school district, that oversees a charter school. In return, a sponsor receives a small percentage of the charter school’s state funding. Sponsors themselves don’t operate charter schools.
A state appeals court denied Brookwood Presbyterian Church’s appeal of a lower court ruling that had referred the matter back to the Ohio Department of Education.
The Ohio Department of Education originally rejected the church’s application to become a charter school sponsor; the lower court vacated that Department of Education decision but didn’t give the church a green light either.