Massachusetts Charter Schools
Preliminary Charter School FY17 Tuition and Enrollment
Below you will find the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's most recent calculation of preliminary FY17 charter school tuition and reimbursements. These amounts will be used by the Department of Revenue for the purpose of certifying the March 31, 2017 local aid distribution. Final tuition and reimbursements will be calculated in June 2017.
All districts and charter schools are reminded that the third quarter tuition calculations are still estimates. For a summary of the tuition disbursement process, please go to the School Finance: Charter School web posting.
Tuition, FTE and Rate Summaries
The data provided herein reflect the fall enrollment as reported by each charter school via a SIMS (Student Information Management System) electronic data transmission, as well as the most recent district net school spending.
Preliminary FY17 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.
Preliminary FY17 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.
Preliminary FY17 Rates by Charter School and Sending District is set of worksheets with comprehensive, sortable lists of the individual district tuition rates for each charter school. There is a worksheet for each fiscal quarter to-date.
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.
FY17 EcoDis Foundation Budget is an MS Excel spreadsheet containing the Foundation Budgets of all applicable charter school sending districts and uses the EcoDis low income measure. A drop down menu allows the user to select the school, campus, and district.
FY17 Hold Harmless Foundation Budget is an MS Excel spreadsheet containing Foundation Budgets using low income percentages from FY16. A drop down menu allows the user to select the school, campus, and district.
Preliminary FY17 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.