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Charter School Application Process

Pointe Coupee Parish 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 Pointe Coupee 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 2017 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. Additional Eligibility Requirements (Type 3 Charter Applicants)

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board requires Type 3 charter applicants (applicants applying to convert a traditional district school into a charter school) to demonstrate support from a majority of the school’s professional staff and parents/guardians of students who are currently enrolled in the school in order to be eligible to submit a charter application for an already existing traditional public school. The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall follow the process outlined by the LDOE

- see document Type 3 MODEL CONVERSION PROCESS: Staff Vote.

Requirements and instructions for how to satisfy these additional requirements may be found in Addendum A of this document.

III. Charter School Process Schedule

  • January 6, 2017: Charter application released
  • February 24, 2017: Applications due
Applicants should email the five required sets of documents to [insert email address].

  • June 1, 2017: Last day for Pointe Coupee Parish School Board to make decisions      to approve or deny charter applications
IV. 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 Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.

V. Charter School Contact Information

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

Kevin Lemoine, Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  Posted December 19, 2016