Workshop Session Agenda


TO: Members of the Maine Charter School Commission

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

DATE: September 24, 2013

RE: October 1, 2013, Maine Charter School Commission Workshop Session

On Tuesday, October 1, 9 a.m. – 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.       

Purpose: Achieve a common understanding of the review process and the use of the evaluation rubric.


1. Review of applicable laws and rules related to the approval/ denial of a charter school application


2. Proposal Review Procedures


3. Role of outside/expert evaluators


4. Discussion about application

a. Using the evaluation rubric

b. Review of the application sections

c. Reviewer documentation of evaluation

d. Review team recommendation decision-making

1.) Consensus scoring

2.) NACSA models of review team recommendations


5. Closing discussion and requests for more information and resources