July 28, 2022
Below you will find links to FY2023 tuition and enrollment projections for charter schools and sending districts. 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.
These projections are based on the final FY2023 state budget and reflect the passage in November 2019 of An Act Relative to Educational Opportunity for Students, commonly known as the Student Opportunity Act (the Act). The Act makes significant changes to the foundation budget rate formula, based on the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission (FBRC). The updated formula is codified in chapter 70 of the general laws.
Key Points on Foundation Budget Rates:
Key Points on Above Foundation Spending and Facility Rates:
Key Points on Charter District Reimbursement:
Below you will find MS Excel spreadsheets with the most recent calculation of FY2023 charter school tuition and reimbursements. These amounts will be used by the Department of Revenue in their cherry sheet estimates.
Sending District Summary, showing enrollment, tuition, and aid
Charter School Summary, showing enrollment and tuition
Foundation Budgets (pending), showing foundation enrollments and budgets, as well as their underlying calculations
Rate Summary (pending), provides a full list of current rates by charter, location, and sending district (chalocsend), as well as prior year rates and demographics, where available.
Estimate of FTE Remaining Under the NSS Cap (pending), provides a district list showing the potential number of seats left under the statutory 9 and 18 percent net school spending caps.
Questions about the charter tuition program should be addressed to Hadley Cabral in the Office of District and School Finance at (781) 338-6586 or Hadley.B.Cabral@mass.gov .
Last Updated: July 29, 2022
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