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Wayfinder withdraws charter application – October 19, 2016

A charter school applicant, Wayfinder Schools, which was moved ahead to the public hearing phase of the Maine Charter School Commission’s approval process on a 3-to-3 vote, has withdrawn its application.

Announcement of the withdrawal was sent out Oct.19 by commission staff.

Wayfinder Schools, established through the merger in 2011 of The Community School of Camden and Opportunity Farm in New Gloucester, essentially wanted to turn its current private school operation into a public charter school. Wayfinder operates a residential program serving 16 at-risk students, and also offers a home-based program for parenting or pregnant teens.

Wayfinder was applying for the last charter available under state charter law that limits the number of charter schools to 10 through 2021.

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