Charter Schools

Maine Prepares for Second Wave of Charter School Applications

Five have been approved, so far

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The next round of applications to open a charter school in Maine will be due by Dec. 2.

The Charter School Commission voted Tuesday to approve the deadline, the final language for applications for both regular charter schools and virtual charter schools, and a new scoring system for evaluating applications.

The legal request for applications will be published in the Kennebec Journal 60 days previous to the Dec. 2 deadline, but commission staff intends to post the applications on the commission website before then, to allow applicants as much time as possible to complete the documents, which are each almost 40 pages long.