AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine State Board of Education has nearly completed its appointments to the State Charter School Commission, allowing a second pathway to approval of charter schools.
The board on Wednesday announced the appointments Richard Barnes of Kennebunkport, Donald Mordecai of Scarborough, William Shuttleworth of Camden and Shelley Reed of Wayne. They’ll join two members of the school board who were selected to serve in October. One other school board slot remains open.
In Maine, charter schools can be proposed by the commission or by local school boards.
Charter schools receive public funds but are operated independently of the traditional public school system. They have more flexibility than traditional public schools over decisions concerning curriculum and instruction, scheduling, staffing and finance.