Policy Overview

2008-2009 Massachusetts

Charter Schools

Metrics #
Charter Law
State Has Charter Law Yes
Year of Charter School Law 1993
Charter Cap
State-Imposed Cap on Charter Schools Yes
Description of Cap

120 charters: 48 Horace Mann charters and 72 commonwealth charters; commonwealth charters cannot serve more than four percent of the state’s public school population; a school district’s payments to charters cannot exceed nine percent of their net school spending

Charter Funding
State Provides Funding for Charter Schools Yes
Description of Funding

Charter schools receive a per pupil capital needs allowance as part of their per pupil tuition revenue. For Fiscal Year 2007, the per pupil capital needs component was $811.