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

September 2, 2014

October 14, 2014

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 Commission Dates   (Times and Places TBD):

 

July 22, 2014, End-of-Year Visit Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Hinckley.

August 2014, TBD Pre-Opening Visit Maine Connections Academy.

August 25, 2014, 2015, Public Charter School Applications due.

September 29 – October 3, 2014, Review Team Interviews with Public Charter School Applicants.

October 14, 2014, Review Team Application Recommendations – Commission Vote.

October 27 - October 31, 2014, In-person Interview-Public Hearing-Public Charter School Applicants.

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

 

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

  • Business meeting 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

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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