Maine

Year Law Enacted: 2011

Number of Charter Students in the State

857


< 1%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

7


1%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Context

Maine passed a new charter law in 2011 based on best practices in charter school policy. However, Maine has not yet conducted a renewal cycle, so NACSA is unable to determine if the interplay of state policies empowers authorizers to uphold a strong standard for renewal.

States with Few Authorizers

One or two non-district authorizers oversee most schools in this state.
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State Policy Score

19/33

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State Policy Rank

16/44

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