A bill that would place some of the burden of funding charter schools back on the school districts failed the clear the House Monday.

HB278 thrilled neither charter schools nor traditional district schools but bill sponsor Rep. Ron Bigelow, R-West Valley, said it was the most reasonable way to deal with funding the states swiftly growing charter schools.

HB278 would have required school districts to provide an allocation of property-tax revenues for each resident student attending a charter school, so a student's home-district funding would follow him to whatever school he chose to attend. The failure could mean that local replacement funding could once again be appropriated to fund charters next year.