Caddo Parish School Board District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2025-2026 School Year or Beyond
Forms and Information Needed for Submission of 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.
Applicant groups shall choose to be considered by submitting one of the applications below based on requirements set forth:
Nonprofit organization whose primary members (founder and/or proposed school leader) do not have prior experience in leading or managing a public school; and
Who do not intend to employ an educational service provider (ESP) with prior experience in leading or managing public schools.
Nonprofit organizations whose primary members (founder and/or proposed school leader) have prior experience in leading or managing a single public school; and/or
Nonprofit organizations which have operated more than one charter school; and/or
Nonprofit organizations which intend to employ an education service provider (ESP) which has operated more than one charter school.
August 24, 2023: Charter application released
October 13, 2023: Letters of Intent and Eligibility Documentation due by email to email@example.com.
October 27, 2023: Applications due.
Applicants should email all application components to firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 19, 2024: Last day for the Caddo Parish School Board to make decisions to approve or deny charter applications.
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.
Individuals or organizations with questions about the district’s charter application process should contact:
Mary Nash-Wood, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives
Posted August 24, 2023