2012 Meetings & Materials

The Maine Charter School Commission meets monthly in Room 103B of the Cross State Office Building in Augusta from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted on this page. Directions to the Cross State Office Building.

Dec. 4, 2012 - Room 500; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

Nov. 16, 2012 - Room 600; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

Special Session: 9 a.m. - Noon

Nov. 6, 2012 - Room 500; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

Oct. 31, 2012 - Southern Maine Community College, Jewett Auditorium, 77 Fort Road, So. Portland

  • Baxter Academy for Technology and Science
    • Interview and Public Comments - 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Oct. 23, 2012 - Room 400; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; Noon - 5 p.m.

Oct. 2, 2012 - Room 500; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

Sept. 11, 2012 - Room 400; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Fiddlehead School of Arts and Science
    • Interview 10 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Public Hearing 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Written public comments will be accepted through close of business on Sept. 17 by email to the Charter School Commission or by mail to Maine Charter School Commission, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.
  • Business Meeting 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Information Session for potential founders on the RFP/Application 2 - 4 p.m.

Aug. 21, 2012 - Room 103A; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; 10 - 11 a.m.

  • Conference Call - participate via speaker phone
    • Focus: Key Criteria for Public Charter School Proposals
      • Topics: Introduction to key components of public charter schools, incorporating federal requirements and experience on other states.
    • Featured Speakers: Joe Nathan, director, Center for School Change

      Paul O'Neill, charter school law expert, Tugboat consulting Member of the Maine Charter School Commission will lay out the timeline for proposed charter schools opening in the fall of 2013.

  • Intended audience - Maine Charter School Commission, founders and potential founders of charter schools in Maine

Aug. 20, 2012 - Room 500; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Conference Call - listen via speaker phone
    • Focus: Performance contracting for the Maine Charter School Commission
      • Topics: How authorizers can hold charter school operators accountable without limiting their autonomy
    • Featured Speakers:  Joe Nathan, director, Center for School Change

      Paul O'Neill, charter school law expert, Tugboat consulting

  • Intended audience - Maine Charter School Commission, operators of approved charter schools in Maine

Aug. 7, 2012 - Room 500; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

July 31, 2012 - 9 - 10 a.m. - Room 103-A; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

July 17, 2012 - Room 103-A; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Baxter Academy of Technology and Science
    • Interview 9 - 10:30 a.m.

July 2, 2012 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Room 500; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

June 29, 2012 - 1 - 3 p.m. - Room 500; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

June 25, 2012 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Room 103-B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Training for Commission members provided by SchoolWorks

June 18, 2012 - 9 a.m. - Noon - Education and Cultural Affairs Committe Room (Room 202); Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Baxter Academy of Technology and Science
    • Interview 9 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Public Hearing 11 a.m. - Noon
    • Written public comments will be accepted through close of business on June 22 by email to the Charter School Commission or by mail to Maine Charter School Commission, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.

June 18, 2012 - 1 - 4 p.m. - Education and Cultural Affairs Committe Room (Room 202); Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Cornville Regional Charter School
    • Interview 1 - 2:30 p.m.
    • Public Hearing   3 - 4 p.m.
    • Written public comments will be accepted through close of business on June 22 by email to the Charter School Commission or by mail to Maine Charter School Commission, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.

June 15, 2012 - Room 103-B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; 1 - 2 p.m.

SPECIAL SESSION

June 15, 2012 - Room 103-B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; 9 a.m. - Noon

  • Maine Academy of Natural Sciences
    • Interview  9 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Public Hearing   11:00 a.m. - Noon
    • Written public comments will be accepted through close of business on June 19 by email to the Charter School Commission or by mail to Maine Charter School Commission, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.

June 11, 2012 - Room 103-B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; 9 a.m. - Noon

 

June 7, 2012

June 5, 2012

 

May 29, 2012 - Room 103-B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

May 21, 2012 - Room 103-B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta; 10 a.m. - Noon

May 8, 2012

Informational meeting for potential charter school operators

Business meeting

 

May 1, 2012

 

April 25, 2012

 

April 17, 2012

April 3, 2012

March 21, 2012

March 6, 2012

Feb. 21, 2012

  • Workshop Session Only - No Agenda

Feb. 7, 2012

Jan. 18, 2012

Jan. 10, 2012