Charter School Application

District Charter Application Process


District Charter Application Process Key Dates:


                                                     Activity Due Date
Deadline for districts to post all legally required charter application information to website January 6
Deadline for district charter applicants to submit applications  February 24
Deadline for local school boards to make approval decisions June 1



Madison contact person is Superintendent Benita Young; benita.young@madisonpsb.org   | 318.547-3616  

Instructions how to submit application:
Five hard copies of the application must be submitted to Benita Young at the district office according to timeline.

District Charter Application Process: 
By August 5th, each local district is required by law to start their district charter school application process.  Districts must use the common district charter school application found on the Department's district charter webpage. The Department has created a manual and a walkthrough PowerPoint that will guide district leaders through the steps required to set up a district charter application process. 

District Charter Application – (Click here for application)

Districts with questions regarding the district charter application process should contact david.shepard@la.gov

Conversion of an existing school to a Type III Charter School will require a favorable vote of the faculty and parents.

Applicants that are not successful in the district charter application process may appeal directly to the state for authorization. Applicants may also appeal to the state if the district does not properly conduct the district charter application process.   Applicants with questions about the appeals process should contact david.shepard@la.gov



Information posted to site – January 2015

Updated January 2017