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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.

Key contacts

Samantha Diaz, Director
SamanthaD@pillsburyunited.org
612-302-3425

Larry McKenzie, Authorizer Liaison
LarryM@pillsburyunited.org
612-302-3409

Emily Edstrom Moore, Associate Authorizer Liaison
EmilyEM@pillsburyunited.org
612-302-3405

Kristin Robert, Oversight and Evaluation Manager
KristinR@pillsburyunited.org

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