MCS Charter Application

Monroe City School Board 2020 District Charter School Application Process
for Schools Opening in the 2021-2022 School Year or Beyond

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

Charter Specifications

I. Charter School Application

Applicants should complete the 2020 Common Charter School Application found here

The common application requires applicants to complete five sets of documents – a charter proposal written in response to the questions posed in the common application, a finances template, an eligibility form, background check forms, and an overview template.  Links to the last four sets of documents are embedded within the common charter application.

II. Charter School Process Schedule

  • December 13, 2019: Charter application released
  • January 10, 2020: Deadline for districts to post all required information to their websites
  • March 6, 2020: Applications due
    Applicants should email the five required sets of documents to and present a full printed copy of the application with all parts to the Superintendent’s office by 4:00 pm.
  • June 12, 2020: Last day for the Monroe City School Board to make decisions 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 the 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
(318) 325-0601                                                                                                                      

Posted 1/06/2020