Maine Charter School Commission Meeting - March 5, 2013

Workshop Session Agenda

Cross State Office Building
Room 103B
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


TO: Members of the Maine Charter School Commission

FROM: Bob Kautz, Executive Director, Jana Lapoint, Chair

DATE: February 25, 2013

RE: March 5, 2013 Maine Charter School Commission Workshop Session

On Tuesday, March 5, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the Cross State Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, Room 103B, the Commission will meet in Workshop Session in accordance with the agenda as outlined below:


  • Discussion of Conference Call with NASCA 2/11/13  Kristen Vandawalker, Senior Program Manager, National Association of Charter School Authorizers

           2/21/13 Email from Bob; Titled: Sample Documents will be available for Commissioners.


  • Discussion:  Opportunity for review team and/or review team chair to meet with applicant to discuss rejected applications.  I.E. Time frame:  Close of voting on the applications to the issuance of the next RFP.


  • RFP  -  Review Team:  Bob, Dick, John, Judith, Shelley, William

Meeting Date: to be set.



  • Rule Chapters 001 and 002  Public Hearing Friday, April 5.

Reserved Room 104  (2/20/13)

Chapter 001 = 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Chapter 002 = 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon 

Sent to Governor’s Office for review and approval:  February 21, 2013.


  • Update on contract negotiations with:

           Baxter Academy for Technology and Sciences

           Fiddlehead School of Arts and Sciences

           Harpswell Coastal Academy


  • Legislation