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OPCS Processes: Important Dates and Deadlines (.pdf)

Our Office of Public Charter Schools authorizes 20 public charter schools across the state. These schools are designed so that the children and families whose needs are not being met by traditional public schools have access to relevant education that supports each student’s personal, social, and academic achievement. To find a charter school, please visit the MN Association of Charter Schools directory.

Key contacts

Samantha Diaz, Director

Larry McKenzie, Authorizer Liaison

Emily Edstrom Moore, Associate Authorizer Liaison

Kristin Robert, Oversight and Evaluation Manager

Additional documentation

Please note: Due to the continuing risk of COVID-19, most of our programs are currently operating remotely, socially distanced, and/or by appointment. Food assistance is still available through our food shelves and community cafés.

Click here for a list of programs and services operating at this time. (Haga clic aquí para español.)