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Massachusetts Charter Schools

FY21 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Estimate Due December 6, 2019

To:Charter School Leaders, Business Managers, and Registrars
From:Joanna Laghetto, Office of Charter School and School Redesign
Date:November 18, 2019

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) is collecting estimated enrollment data for school year 2020-2021 to be used for the FY21 state budget. The collection will be done using the Charter School Pre-Enrollment Estimate online application on the Department's Security Portal.

Similar to last year's collection, we will only be collecting the total estimated FY21 enrollment only and will not collect it by town or grade. This information must be submitted by all Commonwealth and Horace Mann charter schools by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Please note: For this submission, if the charter school has a pending amendment to expand please assume that the amendment will not be granted. Include only the current approved expected FY21 enrollment.

The application is found in the Security Portal and is named Charter School Pre-Enrollment. The instructions are found in the portal.

Note about the minimum and maximum error parameter ranges: Schools will be unable to submit pre-enrollment estimate data for less than an estimated minimum number of students or more than the maximum number of students allowed by their charters and only for grade levels served. If you believe that either the minimum or maximum error parameters is incorrect or if the grades served needs to be adjusted, please contact Joanna Laghetto.

Do you have questions or need assistance? If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Joanna Laghetto (781-338-3221 or or James DiMaio (781-338-3228 or in the Office of Charter School and School Redesign.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter.

Last Updated: November 18, 2018

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