Bienville Parish School Board 2016 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2017-18 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 Bienville 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 2016 Common Charter School Application found here.

The common application requires applicants to complete four documents – a charter proposal written in response to the questions posed in the common application, and a finances template, an eligibility form, and an overview template. Links to the latter three documents are embedded within the common charter application.

II.  Charter School Process Schedule

  • January 6, 2016: District Releases Charter Application
  • March 4, 2016: Applications due

Applicants should email to wwysinger@bpsb.us four common charter school application documents found at the link above – a charter proposal, a finances template, an eligibility form, and an overview template.

  • June 2, 2016: Deadline for School Board to make decision 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 Bienville Parish School Board.

IV.  Charter School Contact Information

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

William Wysinger
Director of Technology & Accountability
wwysinger@bpsb.us
(318) 263-9416

Posted 12/16/2015