2015 District Charter School Application Process
Rapides Parish School Board 2015 District Charter School Application Process
for Schools Opening in the 2016-17 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 Rapides Parish 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 2015 Common Charter School Application found here.
The common application requires applicants to complete four documents – a charter proposal written in response to the questions posed in the common application, and a finances template, an eligibility form, and an overview template. Links to the latter three documents are embedded within the common charter application.
II. Charter School Process Schedule
January 7, 2015: District Releases Charter Application
March 6, 2015: Applications due
Applicants should email to four common charter school application documents found at the link above – a charter proposal, a finances template, an eligibility form, and an overview template.
June 4, 2015: 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 Rapides Parish School Board.
IV. Charter School Contact Information
Individuals or organizations with questions about the district's charter application process should contact:
Kim Bennett, Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
Posted January 7, 2015
Louisiana Charter School Application