Brunswick (Maine) Board Seeks Partnership for Proposed Charter School

Friday, April 19, 2013

In an attempt to provide an alternative to nearby charter schools, the school board is in preliminary talks for a partnership with a proposed charter school at Brunswick Landing.

The board created an ad hoc committee April 10 to meet with John Stadler, a local entrepreneur who has proposed a charter school called Brunswick Landing International School, to open by fall 2014.

Board Chairman Jim Grant on Tuesday said an agreement with Stadler could be a win-win situation for both the public school system and BLIS.

While Brunswick faces a potential loss in funds when the nearby Harpswell Coastal Academy opens this fall, Grant said that will not be the case with BLIS.

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