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Massachusetts Charter Schools

2018-2019 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Report

Superintendents of Districts Sending Students to Charter Schools
Joanna Laghetto, Data and Finance Coordinator, Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign
March 30, 2018

In accordance with M.G.L. c.71 § 89(o), and 603 CMR 1.08(5), 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 2018-2019 school year.

I am providing you with a workbook, FY19 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, 2018. Due to collection processes, information about the charter schools' waitlists will continue to be provided in a separate report and will be available later this spring.

The first worksheet, CS Pre-enroll by School lists the fiscal year 2019 (FY19) 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. These reports include expected student enrollment for FY19 based on currently attending students, students who have been newly admitted for the 2018-2019 school year, and waitlists.

According to state regulations, no charter school shall receive tuition payments that exceed the total enrollment for that charter school as it was reported to the Department in the school's pre-enrollment report. As a result, while actual charter school enrollment from your district may differ slightly in October 2018, the total enrollment in a charter school from all districts, as listed on the first attached report, represents the maximum number of students for which the charter school may receive tuition payments in FY19.

For additional details on the calculation of charter school tuition and assessments, see Charter Schools' Tuition, Reimbursements and Enrollment webpage.

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 or 781-338-3221.

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FY19 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Data

Last Updated: March 30, 2018

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