Will HWRSD lose funding if we opt out of Common Core/PARCC?

What is Chapter 70 Funding?

The State of Massachusetts offsets a portion of the cost of public schools under Chapter 70. This funding is listed as a revenue item in HWRSD’s budget.

What’s the link between iPad/PARCC/Common Core and Chapter 70 funding?

There have been vague implications that the iPad/PARCC/Common Core restructuring is mandated by state law, and that somehow funding for the district would be threatened if HWRSD opted out of Common Core/PARCC.

This is not true.

Chapter 70 funding is calculated according to a formula.  There is no risk to Chapter 70 funding should HWRSD opt out of Common Core/PARCC.

What’s happening in neighboring school districts and around Massachusetts? (Next Page)


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