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Charter School Information

Terrebonne Parish School District
2020 District Charter School Application Process
for Schools Opening in the 2021-2022 School Year or Beyond

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

In compliance with R.S. 17:3982, the Terrebonne Parish School District 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 2020 Common Charter School Application found here. 

The common application requires applicants to complete five sets of documents – a charter proposal written in response to the questions posed in the common application, a finances template, an eligibility form, background check forms, and an overview template.  Links to the last four sets of documents are embedded within the common charter application.

II. Charter School Process Schedule

  • December 10, 2021: Deadline by which local school boards must post application materials to their websites. The LDOE has created this template for districts to use when posting application materials. Use of the template is optional.

  • January 28. 2022: Charter applications are due to districts.

  • April 15, 2022: Deadline for districts to consider charter applications. If a district has not made a decision about a charter application by this point, that applicant group is eligible to appeal to BESE.

  • May 1, 2022: Report any charter entered into; the number of schools chartered; the status of those schools, and any recommendations relating to the charter RFA process to charters@la.gov.

  • Applicants should email the five required sets of documents to bubbaorgeron@tpsd.org or janblanchard@tpsd.org.

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 Terrebonne Parish School District.

IV. Charter School Contact Information

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

Bubba Orgeron, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
bubbaorgeron@tpsd.org
985.876.7400 Ext. 219