Charter Authorizer


Minnesota Math and Science Academy is authorized by Pillsbury United Communities.

Charter schools are independently run public schools that are granted greater flexibility to meet children’s needs in return for greater accountability for meeting their promises to families and taxpayers.

Charter Authorizers are the entities that decide who can start a new charter school, set academic and operational expectations, and oversee school performance. They also decide whether a charter should remain open or close at the end of its contract.


Authorizer Phone Number: (612) 302-3425


Liaison Contact Information:

Samantha Diaz, Director
Pillsbury United Communities
Office of Public Charter Schools
1701 Oak Park Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
[email protected]

Larry McKenzie, Authorizer Liaison
[email protected]

Learn more about Charter School Authorizing from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers