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Charter School Rent Costs To Hit $32 Million By Next Summer

The costs of last year’s battle over charter-school space are becoming clearer to the de Blasio administration._The city’s tab for charter school rent is estimated to exceed $32 million by next summer, a spokeswoman for the city budget office confirmed Monday. The sum is the first clear indication of the price of state legislation passed in April 2014 that was meant as a rebuke of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his plans to end the city’s policy of giving charter schools free space in school buildings.