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Date Posted: 07:08:17 11/23/09 Mon
Author: Larry
Subject: Letís talk about DeKalb
In reply to: Donald F. Valtman 's message, "While we're waiting . . ." on 16:03:38 11/20/09 Fri

DeKalb made The National Alliance for Public Charter Schoolsí top 50 list for the 2008-09 school year for having 5,365 students Ė about 5% of their student population Ė enrolled in charter schools.

Since (a) they were in the top 50 of a bazillion or so school systems in the United States and (b) five of these ten charter schools are independent start-ups, methinks charter school proponents would view DeKalb as quite friendly.

Since we agree this is all about money, letís be clear about who drew first blood.

Ivy Prep originally opened as a state ďspecialĒ charter school and received state funding calculated the same as every other public school. When recent Title 20 Code changes became effective this year, they re-filed their approved agreement with the Charter Commission, became a commission charter school and received a 50% increase which was deducted from the state funding for DeKalb and other ďhostĒ school systems.

Now then, letís see what else could happen to DeKalb.

Their five independent charters could re-file as commission schools. I donít know their intentions and they may not consider this, or might have already filed their applications, but itís an option open to them.

If these five schools convert to commission schools and the Charter Commission funds them the same way they funded their two currents schools, DeKalb will loose about $5 million a year in state funding. The five schools will receive full state funding plus this additional $5 million. This could all happen in the next 30 days.

I didnít ask DeKalb officials what they think about the folks to whom they were so open relieving them of millions of dollars a year, but since they are plaintiffs in the current lawsuit, itís pretty safe to think they donít like the idea.

What is your opinion of DeKalbís position?

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