2015 OPSB Charter School Request For Applications (RFA) Process
Thank you for your interest in serving the students and families of Orleans Parish by applying to operate a Type 1 or Type 3 charter school.
Please review the 2015 Citywide Charter School Authorizer Priorities, which can be viewed here: 2015 Citywide Strategic Priorities
The 2015 RFA calendar can be found below. Prospective applicants are encouraged to continue to check this page frequently, as all updates and new materials will be posted here as soon as they are available.
2015 OPSB RFA Process Timeline
|MILESTONE/TASK||DATE (ALL TIMES CT)|
|RFA Release||December 12, 2014—Part 1
January 7, 2015—Part 2
|Part 1: Eligibility Review Deadline||Noon, January 23, 2015|
|Part 1: Notice of Intent & Eligibility Documentation Deadline||Type 3: Noon, January 23, 2015Type 1: Noon, January 30, 2015|
|Type 3 Conversion – Demonstrated Support Procedures Administered||January 26 -February 4, 2015|
|Type 1 & 3 Final Eligibility Determinations||February 6, 2015|
|Part 2: Type 1 and Type 3 – Complete Applications due||Noon, March 6, 2015|
|Final Completeness re-check||March 13, 2015|
|Requests for Clarification presented to applicants||April 6, 2015|
|Deadline for applicant responses to Request for Clarification||Noon, April 20, 2015|
|Capacity Interviews||April 21-22, 2015|
|Evaluator Recommendations presented to applicants and OPSB staff||May 8, 2015|
|Deadline for applicant response to evaluator recommendation||Noon, May 11, 2015|
|Public Hearing (OPSB Accountability Committee)||TBD|
|OPSB Board Business Meeting – Final Decisions||TBD|
- Part 1, Notice of Intent & Eligibility Determination, can be located here: 2015 OPSB Charter RFA Part 1.
New for 2015– Early Eligibility Review: The OPSB Charter Office will provide prospective applicants with a single review of eligibility documentation prior to the submission deadline. Applicants wishing to receive an Early Eligibility Review must submit documents no later than 12:00 p.m. CST, Friday, January 23, 2015.
Part 1: Notice of Intent and Eligibility Determination is due no later than:
12:00 p.m. CST on Friday, January 23, 2015 for all Type 3 (Conversion of an Existing Public) Charter Schools
12:00 p.m. CST on Friday, January 30, 2015 for all Type 1 (New Start) Charter Schools
Late applications cannot be accepted.
Applications can be submitted via e-mail to Colleston Morgan, Jr. at: Colleston_morgan@opsb.us
The OPSB Charter School Office will be hosting an informational session for prospective applicants in early January. Please check back here during the week of December 14, 2014 for that date and time.
Additionally, prospective applicants may also wish to review:
The 2015 Citywide Charter School Authorizer Priorities can be viewed here: 2015 Citywide Strategic Priorities
2014 RFA application documents can be found here: 2014 RFA Process
Additional Resources for Applicants
Prospective applicants may also wish to review:
· The Louisiana Common Charter Application, which is available on the Louisiana Department of Education’s website, link here
· The additional resources page of this website, which provides links to outside resources that may assist in preparing your application, link here
Questions & Concerns
Should you have additional questions regarding the 2015 OPSB Charter School RFA process, please contact:
Assistant Director, Charter School Performance & Accountability
All responses to the Charter School RFA submitted to OPSB are public records, pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, LSA-R.S. 44:1 et seq.
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