Cornville Regional Charter School to Hold Lottery to Select Students 

Officials with a newly approved charter school in Maine say they have received more applications than there are slots available in the school. Executive Director Justin Belanger says the board of the Cornville Regional Charter School will conduct a lottery to select which students will be eligible to attend classes when the school opens Oct. 1. Belanger said the kindergarten through sixth-grade school can have a maximum of 60 students, but has received 95 applications. The lottery will be held Sept. 5 at the American Legion hall in Skowhegan. Belanger tells the Morning Sentinel, children of school founders and staff will be allotted 10 percent of the openings. Charter schools are public schools that operate independently of the local school district