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District Charter Application

Charter Application Process

Caddo Parish School Board 2020 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2021-2022 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 2020 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 10, 2020: Charter application released

March 6, 2020: Applications Due

Applicants should email the five required sets of documents to datkins@caddoschools.org.

June 12, 2020: Last day for Caddo Parish School Board to make decisions to approve or deny charter applications

*It is important to note that the 2020 charter school process dates won’t be approved by BESE until December 2020 BESE meeting.  These are projected dates and will be changed after the BESE meeting.

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 Caddo Parish School Board.

Charter School Contact Information

Individuals or organizations with questions about the district’s charter application process should contact:
Diane W. Atkins, Chief Human Resource Officer
Email: datkins@caddoschools.org
Phone: 318.603.7105