MCS Charter Application


The 2019 District Charter School Application Process for the 2020-2021 school year is now available. Please make note of the following dates:

  • December 14 - State releases application and toolbox
  • January 11 - Local school boards' deadline to publish application on website
  • March 1 - Charter Applications are due, inclusive of the forms and components listed on the site
  • June 7 - Deadline for local school boards to consider applications

Monroe City Schools Charter School Information

Monroe City School Board 2019 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2020-2021 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 Monroe City 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

II. Charter School Process Schedule

  • December 14, 2018: Charter application released
  • March 1, 2019: Applications due
    • Applications are to be hand delivered by 4:00 PM to Dr. Brent Vidrine, 2006 Tower Drive, Monroe, LA., inclusive of the following five components: the overview template (new operator or experienced operator), answers to all applicable application questions, the finances template, a completed eligibility form, and background checks.
  • June 7, 2019: Last day for Monroe City 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 Monroe City School Board.

IV. Charter School Contact Information

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

Monroe City School Board
Dr. Brent Vidrine, Superintendent
2006 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201

Posted January 8, 2019