Business Meeting Agenda

Agenda
Maine Charter School Commission
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Cross State Office Building, Room 103 B
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Roll call (members present)

III. Adjustments to the Agenda

 

IV.  Approval of the Minutes

A. January 7, 2014, Business Meeting Minutes

V. Officer’s reports

A. Chair

  1. Administrative Support Position

B. Vice-chair

C. Executive Director

  1. Reports from Public Charter Schools:  Baxter, Cornville

VI. Unfinished Business

A.  Chapter 3

 

VII. New business

A.  Proposed additional language to "Payment of Expenses to Maine Charter School Commission Members", dated 7-16-13.

 

 Activities subject to reimbursement (in accordance with MRSA Title 5, Sections           12002A -12002C). 

 

  • Per Diem

Members of Maine Charter School Commission may be paid an amount equal to the legislative per diem for actual attendance at monthly meetings and special meetings called by the Chair of the Commission or a majority of members of the Commission.

 

              Per diem may be paid for attendance at full-day meetings.

              These include:

    • Monitoring Meetings
    • Pre-opening Review
    • Ninety-day Review
    • End-of-year Review

 

              Application Review Meetings

    • Review Team - Interview with Applicant
    • MCSC Applicant In-person Interview and Public Hearing

 

B.   Material Amendment by Harpswell Coastal Academy to increase their board from 9 to

      15 members. 

Also, includes resumes for two potential board members:  Richard Mayo and Edward J. Harris.

 

C.  Consideration of application approval for further review:

       1.  Lewiston-Auburn Academy Charter School, Lewiston, Maine

           Tarlan Ahmadov, Board Secretary

           Review Team: Jana Lapoint, Chair; Laurie Pendleton; Shelley Reed.

 

                            Recommendation by Review Team Chair.

                            Commission discussion.

                            Vote by Commission.

 

        2.  Maine Connections Academy, a statewide virtual school

             Amy Volk, Board President

             Review Team:  Ande Smith, Chair; John Bird; J. Michael Wilhelm

 

                            Recommendation by Review Team Chair.

                            Commission discussion.

                            Vote by Commission.

 

                 3.  Maine Virtual Academy, a statewide virtual school

                      Amy Carlisle, President, Maine Learning Innovations

                      Review Team:  John Bird, Chair; Jana Lapoint; Ande Smith.

 

                            Recommendation by Review Team Chair.

                            Commission discussion.

                            Vote by Commission.

 

                 4.  Many Hands Montessori School, Windham, Maine

                     Jennifer Benham

                     Review Team:  Shelley Reed, Chair; Heidi Sampson; J. Michael Wilhelm.

 

                            Recommendation by Review Team Chair.

                            Commission discussion.

                            Vote by Commission.

VIII. Other

IX. Announcements

  1. Turn in Expense Account Vouchers at the end of the meeting
  2. Next regularly scheduled meeting: March 4, 2014

X. Public Comment

XI. Adjourn