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    The Los Altos School District last year spent about $10,000 per student, according to state data. Bullis receives about $6,000 in public funding, primarily because it doesn’t qualify for money from a local tax that the school district receives. On average U.S. charter schools get 19 percent less local, state and federal money than traditional districts, according to a 2010 Ball State University study.

    So for each student at this charter the burden on taxpayers is reduced by $4,000 over the students going to regular public schools.  

    As far as raising donations from families of a recommended $5,000 per student.  These types of efforts are common at regular public schools in wealthy school districts - especially in Silicon Valley - where Los Altos is.  As parts of a school district will have schools that cover more wealthy areas than others there have been controversies around some parts of the district receiving more donated funds per student than others.  

    So as the regular public schools is Los Altos will have significant donations per student, funding per student at this charter will still be lower than regular Los Altos public schools.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 11:01:27 AM PST

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