Massachusetts Charter Schools
2011-2012 Charter School Pre-Enrollment
Superintendents of Districts Sending Students to Charter Schools
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner
April 1, 2011
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 2011-2012 school year.
I am providing you with two reports that provide information about projected charter school enrollment for the upcoming school year.
The first report, Charter School Pre-Enrollment for the 2011-2012 School Year, by Charter School , 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 18, 2011.
The second report, Charter School Pre-Enrollment for the 2011-2012 School Year, by Sending District , identifies by sending district, the number of students by grade who have pre-enrolled in charter schools and the number of students on each school's waiting list as of March 18, 2011.
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. Additional details on the calculation of charter school tuition and assessments.
If you have any questions regarding charter school enrollment, the funding formula, or the charter school statute and regulations on these issues, please contact Associate Commissioner Jeff Wulfson at 781-338-6500.