AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Charter School Commission has given its approval to a scaled-back plan for a proposed charter school in Portland.
The commission on Tuesday approved the charter for the Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, clearing the way for it to open in the fall.
Baxter officials cut back its expected enrollment from 160 to 130 in its final plan. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/15Ax9Yn ) reported that the school plans to make up for the loss of revenue by cutting some teacher positions, cutting the executive director's salary and increasing revenues from fundraising and donations.
Baxter Academy has been under scrutiny since March, when the board fired the school's founder and executive director over allegations of financial mismanagement.