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AVERAGE IMPACT OF CYBER CHARTER MIGRATION

AVERAGE IMPACT OF CYBER CHARTER MIGRATION

70 % increase in students enrolled in cyber charters

$ 674,000 increase in new charter school tuition expenses

Cyber charter migration exacerbates budget pressure

At the start of the 2019-20 school year , 38,600 students were enrolled in a cyber charter school . By the start of the 2020-21 school year , that number had grown to 60,900 – a 58 % increase . That increase in enrollments will conservatively lead to an estimated $ 335.5 million in charter school tuition payments for school districts . 2

Our district continues to prove that we can provide outstanding online learning opportunities for our students , whether it be full-time or a hybrid . We do it better than state cyber schools , we do it at a fraction of the cost that cyber schools charge , and we keep those local tax dollars in the community .

- Survey respondent
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