School funding reduction impacts free and reduced lunch crowd most 

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Dear Taxpayers of School District 11:

Our community provides quality education to our children so they have their opportunity at the American Dream.
With 3000 charter students in the district charter schools receive yearly the per pupil revenue of about $21,500,000. The loss of these students to privatization results in an additional efficiency loss to the D-11 school district of $16,500,000 per year (an unfunded mandate). New studies show that the result of such a reduction in money is that 10% of “free and reduced lunch” students (about 13,500 in D-11 schools) who previously would have gone on to college no longer make it. This means that at the end of this school year there will be about 115 seniors not going to college because of the cost of charter schools (an unintended consequence). Studies show that this effect is only on the “free and reduced lunch” population.
Just so you know.
Patrick Mieritz


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