H.B.#28 to put an end to charter school money grab! re: student transfer mid-year

Sponsor: Rep K. Williams

Additional Sponsor: Sen Blevins

CoSponsors:

Reps. Baumbach, Bennett, Bolden, Brady, J. Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Matthews, Osienski, Potter; Sen. Townsend

Introduced on :

01/22/2015

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Synopsis of Orginal Bill:(without Amendments)

Absent of an agreement with the school district, charter schools are currently able to retain any funding received for the fiscal year for a student who transfers mid-year from the charter school to a school district. This bill mandates that, if a student transfers from a charter school to a school district after September 30th, such funds will be prorated between the charter school and the school district where the student is then enrolled.

Current Status:

House Education Committee   On   01/22/15

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Actions History:

Jan 22, 2015 – Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in House

10 responses to “H.B.#28 to put an end to charter school money grab! re: student transfer mid-year

  1. And when a student transfers from a traditional to a charter mid-year? Or how about a charter-to-charter transfer? Or mid-year district-to-district? Or when a student transfers to DAP mid-year from anywhere?

    The funding should be prorated all the way around. Not just in one direction. Equalize the playing field for all schools/programs. If we want to believe that funding follows the students, then let’s make that money really follow the students.

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  2. I agree that the funds should be prorated in all transfers. I also believe charters shouldn’t get special “performance” funds and extra money for transportation. Do you concur Publius?

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    • Publius e decere

      Why you are against “performance”? I suppose you have your reasons. Wouldn’t it make more sense to ask for all public schools to be given the opportunity to perform and be recognized for it? Not sure what you mean by extra transportation funds — is this one of those hoary ‘billionaire’ conspiracy arguments?

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    • I’m not against performance, if it’s measured under better circumstances than a standardized test. And I do mind charters getting extra money public school districts don’t. It’s all about equity, but I can see why you aren’t too cool with that.

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  3. I hate and loathe that phrase “can’t meet their needs”. If you can’t meet a student’s needs because you won’t provide services, then you have NO business even being open. “Can’t” usually means you won’t bother trying.

    Kilroy, you know you don’t have to sell me on “counseling out”!

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