Friday, April 14, 2000
RSC says no to School Choice
On March 28, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee voted unanimously not to participate in the School Choice program for the school year 2000-01. School districts are required by state law to vote on the program annually. By not participating, both Concord and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District agree not to accept students from other school districts. However, Concord students can choose to attend a school in a district which participates in the program. The sending school district must pay a per- pupil cost of $5,600, an amount set by state law. The current per-pupil cost to educate a CCHS student is over $9,000.
Superintendent Ed Mavragis explained in a memo the financial impact when students elect to attend school outside the district, saying that the sending district loses by having fewer resources to build up its own programs and thus retain students.
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