LD 671
Session - 126th Maine Legislature
LR 877
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Protect Charter Schools by Requiring Them To Be Operated as Nonprofit Organizations

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

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §2401, sub-§9, ¶¶F and G,  as enacted by PL 2011, c. 414, §5, are amended to read:

F. Operates in pursuit of a specific set of educational objectives as defined in its charter contract; and
G. Operates under the oversight of the authorizer from which its charter contract is granted and in accordance with its charter contract . ; and

Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §2401, sub-§9, ¶H  is enacted to read:

H Operates as a nonprofit organization.

Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §2401, sub-§11,  as enacted by PL 2011, c. 414, §5, is amended to read:

11. Virtual public charter school.   "Virtual public charter school" means a public charter school that offers education services predominantly through an online program and operates as a nonprofit organization.


This bill requires that public charter schools and virtual public charter schools established in this State be operated as nonprofit organizations.

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