Monroe City Schools Charter School Information

Monroe City School Board 2017 District Charter School Application Process
for Schools Opening in the 2018-19 School Year or Beyond

Forms and Information Needed for Submission of a Type 1 or Type 3 Charter School Proposal

In compliance with R.S. 17:3982, the Monroe City School Board is making public through our website, and in printed form upon request, the guidelines for submitting a charter proposal, all forms required for submission of a charter proposal, the timelines established for accepting and reviewing charter proposals, the process that will be used to review charter proposals submitted to the board, and the name and contact information for a primary point of contact for charter proposals.

I.Charter School Application

Applicants should complete the 2017 Common Charter School Application found here

The common application requires applicants to complete five documents – a charter proposal overview (new operator or experienced operator) written in response to the questions posed in the common application, the application, a finances template, an eligibility form, and background checks.  Links to the latter three documents are embedded within the common charter application.

II.Charter School Process Schedule

  • January 6, 2017: District Releases Charter Application
  • February 24, 2017: Applications due no later than 4:00 pm

Applications are to be hand delivered to Dr. Brent Vidrine, 2006 Tower Drive, Monroe, LA., including the five common charter school application documents found at the link above – a charter proposal overview, application, a finances template, an eligibility form, and background checks.

  • June 1, 2017: Deadline for School Board to make decision to approve or deny charter applications

III.Charter Application Review Process

All charter applications will be reviewed by an independent evaluator with educational, organizational, legal, and financial expertise.  Applicants will have the opportunity to provide to the evaluator a written response to the independent evaluation of their charter application before the evaluator provides a final recommendation to Monroe City School Board.

IV.Charter School Contact Information

Individuals or organizations with questions about the district's charter application process should contact:

Dr. Brent Vidrine,Superintendent
brent.vidrine@mcschools.net
318-325-0601

 Posted January 3, 2017