First 20 days of school: Critical for Learning and UA Funding
The first 20 days of school are critical, both for students who are catching up on lessons after summer break, but also for the dollars Union Academy depends on to fund our school.
Union Academy is a publicly funded charter school. This means we rely on the state and Union County to provide the majority of our funds, which are distributed based on our student numbers.
Here’s how it works:
- School districts in North Carolina are funded through a formula that’s based on average daily membership, or ADM.
- The state reviews our ADM for the first 20 days of school and determines our per-student funding based on that number. The higher our average membership, the more funds we receive.
- Since we are a smaller “district,” every day that every one of our students are in school is critical. Just a small variation could cost Union Academy much-needed dollars to support our classrooms and children.
Thank you for supporting UA and for ensuring your child/ren are in school every day.