Massachusetts Charter Schools
2014-2015 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Report and Update on Waitlist Report
Superintendents of Districts Sending Students to Charter Schools
Cliff W. Chuang, Associate Commissioner
April 1, 2014
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 2014-2015 school year.
I am providing you with a workbook, FY15 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Data , containing three worksheets that provide information about projected charter school enrollment for the upcoming school year, as of March 15, 2014. Due to changes in the law and collection processes, the information on the charter school waitlists will be provided in a separate report.
The first worksheet, CS Pre-enroll by school lists the FY15 charter school pre-enrollment by charter school and grade separated by Commonwealth and Horace Mann. The second worksheet, CS Pre-Enroll by SD, identifies the number of students by sending district and by grade that have pre-enrolled in Commonwealth charter schools. The third worksheet, CS Pre-Enroll by SD & School, provides one more layer of detail and identifies the number of students by sending district, charter school, and by grade that have pre-enrolled in Commonwealth charter schools.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 781-338-3222) or my colleague Joanna Laghetto (email@example.com; 781-338-3221).