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    ...have already covered this ground, but here's the next wave of Charters: Charter District

    Details of Michigan's first Privatized Public School District:

    Mosaica Controller Roger Gray says student enrollment is the big, important unknown in the budget. The amount of money a school district gets from the State of Michigan is determined in part by how many students are enrolled.

    Mosaica plans to have 1,434 in the fall. That would be an increase over last fall’s student count of 1,386. The company plans to reverse the long running decline in student enrollment at Muskegon Heights each year over the next 5 years.

    Mosaica also projects the per-pupil state allowance will increase each year. Per-pupil amounts have leveled off recently after close to a decade of declines.

    A minor complication to student enrollment is that former Muskegon Heights Public School students don’t automatically get enrolled at the new charter academy system. So parents have to actually take steps to enroll their students there. Not many of the hundreds of parents at a “unity meeting” Monday evening knew that.

    More than 100 students have enrolled so far, Mosaica officials said.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 11:50:54 AM PDT

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