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.

Upcoming Meetings

November 13, 2014

December 2, 2014

January 6, 2015

February 3, 2015

March 3, 2015

April 7, 2015

May 5, 2015

June 2, 2015

 

Other Planned Commission Activities   (Times and Places TBD):

 

November 13, 2014, Review Team Fact of Findings-Applicants – Commission Vote.

May 28, 2015, End-of-Year Visit Cornville Regional Charter School, Cornville.

June 4, 2015, End-of-Year Visit Harpswell Coastal Academy, Harpswell.

June 9, 2015, End-of-Year Visit Fiddlehead School of Arts and Science, Gray.

June 10, 2015, TENTATIVE date for RFP 2016 Issuance with June 16, 2015, RFP Informational Mtg.

June 11, 2015, End-of-Year Visit Baxter Academy for Technology and Sciences, Portland.

June 17, 2015, End-of-Year Visit Maine Connections Academy.

July 22, 2015, End-of-Year Visit Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Hinckley.

 

 

2014 Meetings & Materials

 

October 27, 2014 - Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn; Room J-314

  • Maine Virtual Academy
    • In-person Interview - 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
    • Public Hearing - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

October 15, 2014 (Date changed) - Cross State Office Building, Augusta; Room 103 B

 

Review Team Interviews -  As the Maine Charter School Commission reviews the three applications submitted to the Commission August 25 for the 2015 school year, each Review Team will be holding an interview with their applicant.  These interviews are open to the public.  These interviews give the Review Team and the Applicant an opportunity to clarify any questions the Team may have in evaluating the application.  All interviews will be held at the Burton Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta.

 

October 3, 2014 - 9:30 a.m., Cross State Office Building, Augusta; Room 103B

  • Maine Virtual Academy; statewide; Grades 7 - 12

 

October 1, 2014 - 10:00 a.m., Cross State Office Building, Augusta; Room 541

  • Inspire ME Academy; York County; Grades 4 - 6, growing to Grade 8

 

September 26, 2014 - 9:30 a.m., Cross State Office Building, Augusta; Room 600

  • Acadia Academy; Lewiston-Auburn; Grades Pre-K - 1, growing to Grade 6

 

September 2, 2014 - Room 103 B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

August 5, 2014 - Room 103 B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Business meeting 9:00 a.m. to completion. Workshop - Retreat to immediately follow. Approximately 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless completed sooner.

     

July 1, 2014 - Room 103 B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

June 3, 2014 - Room 103 B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

End-of-Year Visits with Charter Schools

 

All visits will start at 10 a.m. and end by 4:40 p.m.

 

May 19, 2014 - Public Hearing 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Room 600; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Public Hearing on Proposed Rule 90-668 Chapter 3 (PDF, 172 KB), Procedures For Charter School Renewal
  • Written comments will be accepted through close of business May 29 by mail to the Maine Charter School Commission, 182 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0182 or by email to MCSC@maine.gov.

 

May 6, 2014 - Room 103 B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

April 1, 2014 - Room 103 B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

March 3, 2014 - Conference Rooms C and D; DHHS Building, 35 Anthony Avenue, Augusta

  • Business meeting 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Commission discussion and vote on
      • Lewiston-Auburn Academy Charter School
      • Maine Connections Academy
      • Maine Virtual Academy
    • Agenda
    • Minutes

 

In-person Interviews and Public Hearings

In-person Interviews: 12 noon to 3 p.m. - An interview between the proposed school's governing board and the Maine Charter School Commission.  Open to the public.

Public Hearings:  3 - 7 p.m. - The public hearing is a scheduled time for the Commission to receive comments on the proposed charter school.  Written public comments will be accepted for 7 days after the scheduled hearing date.

University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta; Richard J. Randall Student Center Lounge

University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta; Richard J. Randall Student Center Lounge

Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn; Kirk Building, Room 103

 

January 30, 2014 - Room 103 B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

January 24, 2014 - Room 103 A & B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Review Team Interview with Applicant Governing Board - 9:30 a.m. (no determined end time)
    • Lewiston-Auburn Academy Charter School

 

January 16, 2014 - Room 103 A & B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Review Team Interview with Applicant Governing Board - 11:30 a.m. (no determined end time)
    • Many Hands Montessori School, Windham

 

January 15, 2014 - Room 600 (9 am - 12) and Room 500 (12 - 5 p.m.); Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Review Team Interview with Applicant Governing Board - 9:30 a.m. (no determined end time)
    • Maine Connections Academy

 

January 13, 2014 - Room 103 A & B; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

  • Review Team Interview with Applicant Governing Board - 9:30 a.m. (no determined end time)
    • Maine Virtual Academy

 

January 7, 2014 - Room 541; Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

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