MCS Charter Application
The 2019 District Charter School Application Process for the 2020-2021 school year is now available. Please make note of the following dates:
- December 14 - State releases application and toolbox
- January 11 - Local school boards' deadline to publish application on website
- March 1 - Charter Applications are due, inclusive of the forms and components listed on the site
- June 7 - Deadline for local school boards to consider applications
Monroe City Schools Charter School Information
Monroe City School Board 2019 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2020-2021 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 2019 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 (Experienced Operator or New Operator). Links to the last four sets of documents are embedded within the common charter application.
II. Charter School Process Schedule
- December 14, 2018: Charter application released
- March 1, 2019: Applications due
- Applications are to be hand delivered by 4:00 PM to Dr. Brent Vidrine, 2006 Tower Drive, Monroe, LA., inclusive of the following five components: the overview template (new operator or experienced operator), answers to all applicable application questions, the finances template, a completed eligibility form, and background checks.
- June 7, 2019: Last day for 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 Monroe City School Board.
IV. Charter School Contact Information
Individuals or organizations with questions about the district's charter application process should contact:
Posted January 8, 2019