Denver schools that enroll charter or out-of-district students will get bonuses, reports the Denver Post. Denver’s district-run public schools have lost more than 8,000 students in the past six years. Popular schools will receive an extra $1,395 for each “new” student on top of regular funding. That’s about a 20 percent increase over normal per-student funding. Denver charter schools get 92 to 95 percent of the district’s regular funding.
While district enrollment leveled off this year, instead of declining as predicted, charter school enrollment fell.