MCS Charter Application

Monroe City School Board 2021 District Charter School Application Process
for Schools Opening in the 2022-2023 School Year or Beyond

Forms and Information Needed for Submission of a Type 1 or Type 3 Charter School Proposal

Charter Specifications

I. Charter School Application

Applicants should complete the 2021 Common Charter School Application found at the sites below.

New Operator PDF

Experienced Operator PDF

Virtual School Operator PDF  


II. Charter School Process Schedule

  • April 5: Local Charter School Authorizer Full Charter Application Due for Type 1, 3, and 3B
    Applicants should email the required sets of documents to and present a full printed copy of the application with all parts to the Superintendent’s office by 4:00 pm.

    Local Charter School Authorizer to notify Louisiana Department of Education of receipt of charter applications

    Local Charter School Authorizer to notify relevant state legislators regarding charter school application submissions within each district

  • July 16: Local Charter School Authorizer Board to Consider Charter Applications Deadline

  • July 30: BESE Authorized Charter School Letter of Intent Submitted to Louisiana Department of Education Deadline

  • August 13: BESE Authorized Charter School Eligibility Determination Forms Submitted to Louisiana Department of Education

  • September 3: BESE Authorized Charter School Full Application Submitted to Louisiana Department of Education

  • October 12: Charter Proposal Presentations to BESE School Innovation and Turnaround Committee

  • December 14: Final Recommendation of BESE Authorized Charter Applications presented to BESE by Louisiana Department of Education

    To see a detailed timeline as released by DOE, please click here!

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 the Monroe City School Board.


IV. Charter School Contact Information

Individuals or organizations with questions about the district's charter application process should contact:

Dr. Brent Vidrine, Superintendent
(318) 325-0601                                                                                                                      

Posted 1/27/2021