From The News Tribune:
The state Charter School Commission received 19 applications from 18
organizations hoping to launch the type of alternative public schools
that already exists in most other states.
Also Monday, teams of experts hired by the state commission will start
poring over the extensive applications, which include details such as
curriculum and instructional models, background information about school
leaders and members of each school’s governing board, projected
enrollments, plans for serving students with special needs and a school
The commission plans to hold public forums in January, when charter
applicants, parents and others can offer comments on the proposed
charters. Dates and locations for those forums are to be discussed at
Thursday’s commission meeting.
Evaluation findings will be available after January 24, 2014. To
learn more about each application, please visit the Commission's website