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Massachusetts Charter Schools

2012-2013 Charter School Pre-Enrollment

To:
Superintendents of Districts Sending Students to Charter Schools
From:
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner
Date:
April 1, 2012

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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 2012-2013 school year.

I am providing you with three reports that provide information about projected charter school enrollment for the upcoming school year.

The first report, Charter School Pre-Enrollment for the 2012-2013 School Year, by 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 16, 2012.

The second report, Charter School Pre-Enrollment for the 2012-2013 School Year, by Sending District Download MS EXCEL Document, identifies by sending district, the number of students by grade who have pre-enrolled in charter schools and the third report is Charter School Pre-Enrollment Totals and Wait List for the 2012-2013 School Year, by Sending District Download MS EXCEL Document the number of students on each sending district's waiting list as of March 16, 2012

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 Deputy Commissioner Jeff Wulfson at 781-338-6500.



Last Updated: April 5, 2012
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