DISTRICT CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
Local school boards play an integral role in authorizing charter schools that ensure that the needs of all students are met. By authorizing charter schools, local school boards fill gaps in the scope of educational services offered to the communities they serve and provide new options to underserved student populations. Local school boards authorize Type 1 and Type 3 charter schools in Louisiana.
All school districts use a common charter application, created by the state. The application is both simple – it requires applicants to supply information only about known factors that contribute to charter school success – and customized to meet the different needs of new and experienced operator applicants.
Although the application is created by the state, the district charter application process is ultimately a local process. Local school boards have intimate knowledge of the needs of their communities, and local school districts are well-positioned to provide applicants with the district-specific resources and support they need. Specific information on each districts charter application process may be found on the district’s website.
-August 5, 2013 – Districts must post all legally required charter application information to their website
-September 27, 2013 – Deadline for district charter applicants to submit applications
-December 31, 2013 – Deadline for local school boards to make approval decisions
To contact someone in St. Helena with any questions or comments about the Charter School Application Process, please call:
Chief of Staff
354 Sitman Street
Greensburg, LA 70441
The link below provides details about the District Charter Application Process.