District Charter Application
Charter Application Process
Caddo Parish School Board 2017 District Charter School Application Process
for Schools Opening in the 2018-2019 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 Caddo 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.
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.
Charter School Process Schedule
January 8, 2018: Charter application released
February 26, 2018: Applications Due
Applicants should email the five required sets of documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1, 2018: Last day for Caddo Parish School Board to make decisions to approve or deny charter applications
*It is important to note that the 2018 charter school process dates won’t be approved by BESE until December, 2017 BESE meeting. These are projected dates and will be changed after the BESE meeting.
Charter Application Review ProcessAll 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 Caddo Parish School Board.
Charter School Contact Information
Diane W. Atkins, Chief Human Resource Officer