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Massachusetts Charter Schools

2010-2011 Charter School Pre-Enrollment

To:
Superintendents of Districts Sending Students to Charter Schools
From:
Jeffrey Wulfson, Associate Commissioner
Date:
April 1, 2010

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In accordance with M.G.L. c.71, §89(o), and 603 CMR 1.09(4), the purpose of this memorandum is to notify you of the number of students from your district who are expected to be enrolled in Massachusetts charter schools for the 2010-2011 school year. The data is contained in two reports.

The first report, 2010-2011 Charter School Pre-Enrollment by Receiving Charter School Download MS EXCEL Document, identifies by charter school, the location, the grade levels to be served, the total pre-enrollment count, and the number of students on each school's waiting list, as of March 15, 2010.

The second report, 2010-2011 Charter School Pre-Enrollment by Sending District Download MS EXCEL Document, identifies the number of students at each district, for each grade, pre-enrolled at each charter school, as well as the number of district students on each charter school's waiting list, as of March 15, 2010.

According to state regulations, payments shall be made to charter schools "only for the total number of students from all districts" as reported on the charter school pre-enrollment report. As a result, while actual enrollment from your district may differ slightly, the total enrollment in a charter school from all districts, as listed on the first attached report, represents a cap on the number of students for which the charter school may receive tuition payments.

Charter school tuition assessments are charged to sending districts in three installments (December 31, March 31, and June 30). Each assessment is based on actual charter school enrollment and the charter school tuition rate in effect at the time of the payment, with corrections made for any over- or under-payment in previous quarters. For additional details on the calculation of charter school tuition and assessments, see Calculation and Disbursement of Commonwealth Charter School Tuition.

If you have any questions regarding charter school enrollment, the funding formula, or the charter school statute and regulations on these issues, please contact the Charter School Office at (781) 338-3227.



Last Updated: October 26, 2010
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