Portland Mayor Michael Brennan with a copy of the letter he sent to Maine Attorney General Janet Mills.
Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with Portland Mayor Michael Brennan today in his City Hall office.
The Maine Attorney General's office says it has no comment yet on Mayor Brennan's letter. The Maine Attorney General's office says it has no comment yet on Mayor Brennan's letter.
Jana Lapoint, chair of the Maine Charter School Commission, expressed disappointment that Mayor Brennan didn't contact them directly before writing to the AG. "We would have given him any answers he would care to have," she says. "Also all our files are open, he could have read anything he needed to, so I'm disappointed he didn't choose to call us directly."
Lapoint says Baxter Academy's application for a charter is being reviewed by the commission at a hearing on Monday.
Photo by Tom Porter.