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 2018 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.
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 Requirements and instructions for how to satisfy these additional requirements may be found here:
- see document Type 3 MODEL CONVERSION PROCESS: Staff Vote.
II. Charter School Process Schedule
December 15, 2017: Charter application released
March 2, 2018: Applications due
June 8, 2018: Last day for Pointe Coupee 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 Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.
IV. Charter School Contact Information
Individuals or organizations with questions about the district's charter application process should contact:
Kevin Lemoine, Superintendent
Posted January 11, 2018