Charter School Application

Applicants must use the application provided at the link below to submit a Type 1 or Type 3 Charter School Proposal:
St. John the Baptist School Board 2020 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2020-21 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 St. John the Baptist 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 2020 Common Charter School Application.

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 10, 2020: District Releases Charter Applications
  • February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.: Letter of Intent Due to District notifying of intent to apply for charter school in St. John the Baptist Parish. This letter should include school grade configuration, year of opening and contact information.
  • March 6, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.: Applications due
    Applicants should email to [email protected] 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 12, 2020  July 17, 2020: 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 St. John the Baptist Parish School Board.

IV. Charter School Contact Information

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

Interim Superintendent Cory Butler
[email protected]


In order to apply for a charter school within St. John the Baptist Parish, applicants must contact the Department of Justice regarding Kathy R. Duhon, et al. vs. Ann T. Tatje et al, the desegregation order involving the school district. A letter approving the formation and implementation of the charter school must be included in the Eligibility Documentation.