on May 12, 2015 at 6:32 PM, updated May 12, 2015 at 11:25 PM
Your recent article “Jeannette joins the call for cyberschool funding change” begs a rebuttal. The rationale the district relies upon is tired and flawed. Alarmingly, in presenting an entirely one-sided story, your editorial team and reporter did not strive to meet a basic journalistic principle: balance. Superintendent Hutchinson says, “The cyber charter school funding formula has no basis in the actual price to educate (those students).” What he fails to admit is that the existing formula for traditional school districts lacks equity, as well. Furthermore, all school districts pay a per-pupil payment minus all per-pupil expenditures for each student attending a cyber school, which is about 80 percent of what they pay to educate that student.