Business Meeting Agenda

Maine Charter School Commission
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Cross State Office Building, Room 103B
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Roll call (members present)

III. Adjustments to the Agenda

IV.  Approval of the Minutes

A.  October 1, 2013, Business Meeting Minutes

V. Officer’s reports

A. Chair:

  • First official meeting of new member J. Michael Wilhelm
  • Members notes from NASCA Conference October 22-24

      Jana Lapoint and Shelley Reed

B. Vice-chair

C. Executive director

  • Members review of the NASCA Pre-Conference in San Diego

    October 21 Jana Lapoint, Bob Kautz and Laurie Pendleton

  • Maine School Management Fall Conference Overview
  • Bob Kautz, Dick Barnes, Justin Belanger, Kelli Pryor

  • MSCS Annual Report delivered to the Commissioner’s Office October 16, 2013.
  • Communications from Public Charter Schools
  • Update on special education funding to public charter schools
  • Meetings with Charter School leaders and boards
  • Review of Education - related carry over bills, especially LD 481 – An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Virtual Public Charter Schools

    Bill Status Search // LD #: 481 //Search // Summary of LD 481 – Bill Text and Other Docs

    Note: Suggestion to print Text LD 481 and C-A (H-437) since it is still under review along with Fiscal Status/Impact.


  • Laws that relate to public charter schools

    First Regular Session (2013) Major Education-Related Laws Enacted //  Page 66 – 69

    Summary Listing of Education-Related Bills Held by the Governor Pending the Next Convening of the 126th Legislature by Title Only.

    Note: View // Rotate View // Clockwise

  • Update on external reviewers for applications

VI. New business


  • Proposed Rule: Chapter 3 Renewal - submitted for the Annual Regulatory Agenda on October 17, 2013.
  • MeANS audit request to extend due date 30 days

VII. Other

  • Reminder:
    • Baxter 90-day Review: Jana, John, Ande, Peg Armstrong
      • November 7, 9 am - 3 pm
    • Harpswell 90-day Review: Heidi, John, Shelley, Peg Armstrong
      • November 8, 9 am - 3 pm
    • Fiddlehead 90-day Review: Shelley, Jana, Laurie, Peg Armstrong
      • November 10, 9 am - 3 pm

VIII. Announcements

  • Turn in Expense Account Vouchers at the end of the meeting

IX. Public comment

X. Adjourn