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Lake Norman Charter Asks Parents To Donate $1,200 Per Student

Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville is looking at $1.8 million funding cut. In response, the school is asking parents to donate $1,200 per student, the Herald Weekly of Huntersville reports. That would raise $1.75 million since the school has 1,460 students. The school raised $42,500 between Monday and Wednesday, the newspaper reports. "We do understand that every family's financial situation is different, and not everybody is in the position to donate $1,200 per year per child," said the school's managing director, Tim Riemer. The school will lose about $800,000 in federal funds because some grants are expiring. It also expects a 10 percent cut in state and county funding. The school currently receives $7,000 for each student, but Riemer expects that number to go down. The school may also slightly increase enrollment so that it can get more public funding, the Herald Weekly reports.