Program Description

OPCS Processes: Important Dates and Deadlines (.pdf)

Pillsbury United Communities – Office of Public Charter Schools (PUC-OPCS) authorizes and oversees charter schools that boldly engage and affirm all students in innovative, challenging, authentic, relevant and equitable learning opportunities.

PUC-OPCS 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.

PUC-OPCS Equity Framework: A community and student-centered accountability system.

Key contacts

Samantha Diaz, Director

Larry McKenzie, Authorizer Liaison

Kristin Robert, Oversight and Evaluation Manager

Additional documentation

Program Locations