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Preliminary Charter School FY23 Tuition and Enrollment

Below you will find the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's most recent calculation of preliminary FY23 charter school tuition and reimbursements. These amounts will be used by the Department of Revenue to certify the March 31, 2023 local aid distribution. Final FY23 tuition and reimbursements will be calculated in June, 2023.

Districts and charter schools are reminded that third quarter tuition calculations are estimates. For a summary of the tuition disbursement process, please go to the School Finance: Charter School web posting.

Tuition, FTE, and Rate Summaries

These tuition estimates 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.

Rate Component Detail

The charter school tuition rate has three components. The facilities component is set by the legislature at $1,088 per pupil. The detail for the other two components is provided below.

  • Foundation Budget is an MS Excel spreadsheet containing the statutory Foundation Budgets of all applicable charter school sending districts. A drop-down menu allows the user to select the school, campus location, and sending district.

  • Preliminary FY23 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 Commonwealth charter school tuition and reimbursements may be addressed to Hadley Cabral in the Office of District and School Finance at (781) 338-6586 or .

Last Updated: March 17, 2023

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