• Calcasieu Parish 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


    In compliance with R.S. 17:3982, the Calcasieu 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.


    I. Charter School Application

    Applicants should complete the 2021 Common Charter School Application found here

    Applicants should complete the appropriate application based on whether or not they are a New Charter Operator, an Experienced Charter Operator or an applicant proposing to open a Virtual Charter School.


    II. Charter School Process Schedule

    • January 20, 2021: Charter application released
    • January 29, 2021: Deadline for districts to post all required information to their websites
    • April 5, 2021: Applications due
    • July 16, 2021: Last day for Calcasieu Parish 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 Calcasieu Parish School Board.


    IV. Charter School Contact Information

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

    Karl Bruchhaus, Superintendent
    337-217-4000, ext. 1703


    Posted January 21, 2021