To: nthurston, Kraig Powell, Marie Poulson, David Lifferth, Brad Last, Francis Gibson, Justin Fawson, Becky Edwards, Bruce Cutler, LaVar Christensen, Joel Briscoe, Steve Urquhart, Daniel Thatcher, Aaron Osmond, Jani Iwamoto, Lyle Hillyard, Stuart Adams, Mike Kennedy, Steve Eliason, Howard Stephenson,
Subject: DO NOT REMOVE THE OCT 1 COUNT FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
Date: Wed Feb 11 17:21:10 MST 2015
The Oct 1 Count is very important to charter schools, as it is the main way that we receive our funding for the year. Losing the October 1 count would cost Charter Schools between $5-$6 million in funding, funding that we don't have.
Already charter schools receive less funding per student than public schools, and eliminating the October 1 count would make that gap even larger. More and more students are choosing to attend charter schools instead of staying in the public schools and it is unfair that the public schools are still receiving money for students they are not educating.
The bigger issue of why charter schools receive less funding than public schools need to be addressed, but definitely the move to ADM would not be a beneficial move for schools.
Erica (Nuttall) Hancock
Academic Director/IB Coordinator
Providence Hall Junior High
(801) 727-8260 ext. 3001