LD 307
PUBLIC Law, Chapter 307

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An Act To Limit the Number of Charter Schools in Maine

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §2405, sub-§9,  as amended by PL 2017, c. 284, Pt. XXXXX, §1, is repealed.

Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §2405, sub-§10  is enacted to read:

10 Limit on number of public charter schools.   No more than 10 public charter schools may operate at any time. Any time the cap is reached, the commissioner may not accept further registrations from the commission or from local school boards and collaboratives of local school boards.

Sec. 3. Public charter school charter revocation and nonrenewal. The Maine Charter School Commission shall develop a process for the revocation or nonrenewal of a public charter school's charter for public charter schools that are not meeting required performance framework provisions and report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, no later than January 1, 2020, on the recommended process and submit any suggested legislation to implement the process to revoke or not renew a public charter school's charter.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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