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Massachusetts Charter Schools

2013-2014 Charter School Pre-Enrollment

To:
Superintendents of Districts Sending Students to Charter Schools
From:
Cliff W. Chuang, Associate Commissioner
Date:
April 1, 2013

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In accordance with M.G.L. c.71, ยง89(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 2013-2014 school year.

I am providing you with one spreadsheet, FY14 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Data Download MS EXCEL Document, containing three worksheets that provide information about projected charter school enrollment for the upcoming school year.

The first worksheet, CS Pre-Enroll by CS 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, 2013. The second worksheet, CS Pre-Enroll by SD, identifies by sending district, the number of students by grade who have pre-enrolled in charter schools. The third worksheet, CS Pre-Enroll and WL by SD lists the number of students enrolled and waitlisted in each sending district as of March 15, 2013.

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.

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 me at (cchuang@doe.mass.edu; 781-338-3222) or my colleague Joanna Laghetto (jlaghetto@doe.mass.edu; 781-338-3221).



Last Updated: April 1, 2013
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