Saturday, November 09, 2019
Time For Charter Schools To Dump Unwanted Students
On October 31st, school funding for the year is based on student enrollment as of that date. Once November sets in, the school funding is set. Its in November that charter schools will start to expel unwanted students and dump them into the public school system since the money is already allocated to the school..
Because of a quirk in how schools are funded, charter schools will do everything possible to retain all their students up to October 31st to get their funding. However, after that date, charter schools will start to push out misbehaving and or academically challenged students to the public schools. That also includes Special Education and English Language Learners who need extra services.
Obviously, New York State's school funding must be changed so as to discourage student dumping that the charter school get away with and still retain the funding as if that student is still in the charter school..