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Monroe City School Board 2023-2024 District Charter School Application Process
for Schools Opening in the 2024-2025 School Year or Beyond

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

I     Charter School Application

Applicants should complete the 2023-2024 Common Charter School Application found here

Applicants should complete the appropriate application based on whether or not they are a New Charter Operator, an Experienced Charter Operator, or an applicant proposing to open a Virtual Charter School.

 

II.     Charter School Process Schedule

  • September 5, 2023: Deadline for which local school boards must post application materials to their websites.
     

  • October 27, 2023: Charter Applicants are due to districts.
    Applicants should email all application components to brent.vidrine@mcschools.net.
     

  • January 19, 2024: Deadline for districts to consider charter applications. If a district has not made a decision about a charter application by this point, that applicant group is eligible to appeal to BESE.
     

  • February 1, 2024: Report any charter entered into; the number of schools chartered; the status of those schools, and any recommendations relating to the charter RFA process to charters@la.gov.
     

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 the evaluator with 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 August 28, 2023

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