Howard C. Reiche Community School

Updated Apr 3, 2020
166 Brackett St. - Portland ME - 04102
Type of autonomy arrangement: innovative public schools
Basic Profile

Opened In



K through 5




Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto
The school board approved a school proposal that outlined their proposed governance structure: the school can have a team of lead teachers (instead of a principal), who will represent the school on the district’s Administrative Team. De facto teachers make decisions in the areas indicated. Reiche teachers are also currently seeking approval from the state department of education as an Innovative Public School.

About the Learning Program

Our learning program follows district initiatives and includes differentiated instruction across all subject areas to accommodate our diverse learners.