School Boards & Charter Schools

Along with the Maine Charter School Commission, Maine's public charter school law allows the state's school boards to authorize public charter schools. The charter schools authorized by school boards do not count against the 10-charter school limit that applies to the Maine Charter School Commission.

School Boards & Authorizing

Maine school boards can act on their own to authorize charter schools within the boundaries of their school administrative units. School boards can also act with other school boards to authorize public charter schools.

Potential School Board Authorizers

When the information is available, this page will list the names of school boards that have notified the Maine Department of Education of their interest in authorizing public charter schools.

Requests for Proposals

This page will list pending request for proposals issued by school boards once they become available. Potential charter school founders can respond to those requests.