- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Charter School Commission won’t reconsider the application of a proposed virtual charter school.

The commission denied the Maine Virtual Academy’s appeal on Tuesday in part because a commissioner said it was inappropriate that school officials contacted the panel regarding the rejected application.

The commission rejected the application in March.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1iZSzyr ) that some members of the commission said that the company that Maine Virtual Academy intends to contract with has produced inconsistent results in other states.

Chairwoman Jana Lapoint said the commission was advised by legal counsel to review the school again in a future application cycle.

Maine Virtual Academy board member Peter Mills said the school will reapply again next year and that demand remains high for virtual learning in the state.

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