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Massachusetts Charter Schools

FY13 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment Projections

Below you will find links to FY13 tuition and enrollment projections for charter schools and sending districts. It is our hope that this information will assist in the FY13 budget process for charter schools, school districts, and municipalities.

It is important to note some caveats that may affect the accuracy of these projections. While actual enrollment cannot exceed the projection reported by a given charter, enrollment by individual sending school districts may vary. Additionally, each sending district's tuition rate is a function of local spending and subject to change.

Pursuant to Chapter 12 of the Acts of 2010, An Act Relative to the Achievement Gap, the increased tuition aid formula, which determines how much aid districts receive when current charter tuition is greater than prior year charter tuition, is in the first year of a five year transition. The original formula reimburses districts 100 percent of the increase in tuition of the current year over the prior year, plus 60 percent of the prior year's 100 percent amount and 40 percent of the 100 percent from two year's prior. Beginning in FY13 districts will be receiving 100 percent of the increase in tuition over the prior year, plus 25 percent of the prior year's 100 percent amount and 25 percent of the 100 percent amount from two year's prior. A summary of the scheduled transition of the aid formula is as follows:

 Year 1Year -1Year -2Year -3Year -4Year -5Total
FY111006040   200%
FY121002540   165%
FY131002525   150%
FY14100252525  175%
FY1510025252525 200%
FY161002525252525225%

Tuition, FTE and Rate Summaries

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Projected FY13 Charter FTE and Tuition is an MS Excel spreadsheet of the number of pupils at each charter school and the total dollars to be paid.
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Projected FY13 Charter Tuition Payments and Reimbursements For Sending Districts is an MS Excel spreadsheet of each district's total enrollment at all charter schools; the local tuition assessed (including facilities); and the Commonwealth's reimbursement to districts for facilities tuition and increases in tuition.
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Projected FY13 Rates by Charter School and Sending District is a comprehensive and sortable list of the individual district tuition rates at each charter school.

Rate Component Detail

The charter school tuition rate has three components. The facilities component is set by the legislature at $893 per pupil. The detail for the other two components is provided below.

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FY13 Foundation Budget is an MS Excel spreadsheet containing the Foundation Budgets of all applicable charter school sending districts. A drop down menu allows the user to select the school, campus, and district.
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Projected FY13 Net School Spending Percentage Above Foundation Budget is an MS Excel spreadsheet that provides the calculation used to determine the percentage of net school spending above foundation budget. Deductions for retired teacher's health insurance and out-of-district special education costs are shown in detail.

Questions regarding charter school tuition and reimbursements may be addressed to Hadley Cabral in School Finance at (781) 338-6586 or hcabral@doe.mass.edu.



Last Updated: June 29, 2012
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