- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Backers of a virtual charter school rejected by Maine officials are hoping for a second chance.

The Maine Charter School Commission will decide Tuesday whether to consider an appeal from Maine Virtual Academy, which was rejected March 3. The commission voted 4-3 in favor of the school, but five votes are needed for approval.

One dissenting commissioner must agree to consider the appeal.

Maine Virtual Academy is backed by the nonprofit Maine Learning Innovations, which intends to contract with Virginia-based K12 Inc. for school services.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/Q5xhZv) reports that Maine Learning Innovations board President Amy Carlisle said the commission’s denial March 3 was based on misunderstandings, errors or omissions from the application and interview process. She says they are willing to make charges to gain approval.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com


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