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MCCPS Foundation Inc
John and Paul, AKA, Mr. Houlihan and Mr. Pert sing for the MCCPS Foundation and sure hope you will "HELP" support your MCCPS Foundation.
Mr. Pert and Mr. Houlihan sing about a big way to help the students at MCCPS.
Learn about the MCCPS Foundation's work to support students:
Top 10 Myths about Charter School Funding
#10 Myth: Charter schools are tax-payer funded private schools for an elite student population.
Reality: Charter schools are public schools. Anyone can apply. Charter schools have greater racial and economic diversity than district schools.
#9 Myth: Charter schools drain money from public schools.
Reality: Charter schools are public schools so the total amount spent on education is the same.
#8 Myth: District schools lose money when a student goes to a charter school.
Reality: In the first year, district schools still receive 100% reimbursement for the transferred student; reimbursement decreases to 25% for the next 5 years. That’s an average 40% funding for students without the costs.
#7 Myth: Charter schools are not affected by cuts in local aid.
Reality: When district schools’ funds get cut, charter schools funds get cut as well; they are both public schools and receive state funding.
#6 Myth: Charter schools play by different rules
Reality: Charter schools must meet the same state education standards as district schools, administer the same statewide tests, (MCAS), and follow the same laws and regulations. Charter schools are more strictly monitored. They must go through a rigorous application process, an annual inspection and recertification every 5 years.
#5 Myth: Charter schools receive more state funding than district schools.
Reality: Charter schools receive approximately 70% of District schools funding whilst District schools receive funds for students who transfer to a charter school. Most of the difference comes because the state pays for District schools buildings and maintenance whilst charter schools must pay their own. Per student payments for charter schools are also less than district schools (5.6% or roughly $450).
#4 Myth: Communities have no say in how charter schools are run or money is spent.
Reality: Charter schools have boards comprised of local people from the school and community and must report to the state Board of Education. Charter schools are not beholden to teacher unions or local government which gives them more flexibility and encourages innovation.
#3 Myth: Charter schools cost more than district schools.
Reality: Charter schools spend less per student despite the fact that they have more students with learning difficulties and are more diverse. And Charter schools achieve better results.
#2 Myth: Charter schools have plenty of money
Reality: Charter schools need to raise additional funds to keep pace with districts schools because they pay for their own buildings and maintenance. Charter schools do not charge fees like private schools.
#1 Myth: Charter schools have independent sources of funds
Reality: Charter schools typically raise 20% of school operating expenses each year through charitable contributions.
Committed to Our Charter
MCCPS Foundation, Inc. focuses on developing the widest community
partnerships to enhance the resource capacity of the school.
Committed to the mission and the pursuit of excellence, the
Foundation works to build the philanthropic spirit within the MCCPS
community to secure its financial foundation, to make a difference in
education and the wider community, to connect MCCPS students,
faculty, alumni/ae, and friends, as well as to nurture, challenge, and
inspire our students.
MCCPS Foundation, Inc. 2012 - 2013
President - Susan Munafo email@example.com
Treasurer - Michael Gitelman firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Sweeney email@example.com
Virginia Kenney firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Laband email@example.com
Marcel Nyffenegger Marcel@vdaproductions.com
Eileen Perry firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in sending a gift, establishing a fund, volunteering,
or require help planning a gift, please contact any of us via email or:
MCCPS Foundation, Inc.
Post Office Box 1405
Marblehead, MA 01945
By Phone: 781-631-0777
By Fax: 781-631-0500
By Email: email@example.com
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of parents, staff, administration, students, and friends who supported our 2011 Technology Today and Tomorrow campaign and the Arts, Athletics, and Aesthetics campaign of 2012. Please clink on the links below to learn more about how your generous donations have impacted the students .... from iPads to refurbished bathrooms... we are so grateful.