About the Maine Charter School Commission
The Maine Charter School Commission is one of two types of entities permitted to authorize public charter schools in Maine. The Commission can authorize up to 10 public charter schools throughout the state during the first 10 years of Maine's charter school law.
While the Charter School Commission receives some staff support from the Maine Department of Education, it is an independent body.
Proposed Charter Schools for the 2014-15 School Year
Commission discussion and vote on three proposed charter schools scheduled for March 3, 2014; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; DHHS Building, 35 Anthony Avenue, Augusta; Conference Rooms C and D.
In-person Interviews and Public Hearings
- Initial in-person interviews and public hearings were held in early February.
Applications (received by December 2, 2013 deadline)
Letters of Intent (received by September 3, 2013 deadline)
RFP Informational Meeting August 20, 2013
The Charter School Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Maine State Board of Education. Three of the seven are members of the State Board. Maine's charter school law calls for the remaining four members to come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds.
Maine's Public Charter Schools Law
Maine's public charter school law took effect on Sept. 28, 2011. The state's first charter schools opened in the fall of 2012.
- Read about the laws and rules governing Maine's charter school program
- Read about Maine's public charter school program on the Maine Department of Education website
Maine Charter School Commission
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