The Florida Educational Finance Program provides funds to public schools, including charter schools.  The funding is based on the data reported during the state reporting weeks.  The first of which is October 8-12 this year.  Ensuring you have the data entered properly is essential to ensuring you receive all of the funds you are entitled to.  Even if you have the students in the seats at your school, you must have them reported correctly to receive funds. Dr. Andrew Binns was formerly the director of FTE & Student Reporting for the School District of Palm Beach County, he and a panel of other experts will provide tips for charter school leaders to help prepare for FTE week. This presentation will be specifically geared towards new schools and new educational leaders facing FTE reporting for the first time.

  • Title: The importance of data reporting to ensure full FTE funding
  • presenter: Andrew Binns, Ed.D.
  • Date: September 20, 2012
  • Time: 10:00 am
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FTE funding is a complicated subject, and to cover the topic on a state-wide basis is difficult because of the subtle difference in the method of reporting in each district throughout the state.  It is important that you work with your district’s charter school reprensentative to ensure your are correctly reporting students using the Student Information System used by your district.  For a list of district contact people, please go to

As a result of questions and follow up from the presentation, we wish to provide the following clarifying information:

  • Reading Requirements (Slide 5) – The 90 minute per day reading requirement and the intensive reading remediation requirements do not necessarily apply to all charter schools.  Individual charter schools should look to their original charter application and the contract that they have with their district to determine what reading interventions are required. Please remember that according to Section 1002.33(16), Florida Statutes, charter schools are exempt from much of the Education Code (Sections 1000-1013, Florida Statutes).  In most cases, only those charter schools that have agreed to adopt the District’s K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan, in its entirety, would be required to provide the 90 minute uninterrupted reading block.