2017 OPSB Charter Application Cycle

Applications received in response to the 2017 OPSB Charter School RFA are available below. All charter school application materials submitted to OPSB become public records, pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, LSA-R.S. 44:1 et seq.  Any questions regarding specific information contained in the applications should not be directed to OPSB but should be directed to the applicants which prepared the documents.

The recommendation report provided by the district’s independent evaluation team, as well as district administration recommendations, will be posted to this website as soon as they are completed.  For any questions or requests regarding the 2017 RFA process, please contact Forrest Collins, Assistant Director of Strategy, at [email protected].

Application Materials

THE PROCESS FOR APPLICATIONS BEING UPLOADED TO THE WEBSITE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Applications are reviewed by district staff for completeness and eligibility to proceed to evaluation
  • Complete submissions are then released to the independent evaluation team to begin their review
  • Submissions are then processed for redactions of personal information
  • Documents are then uploaded to the website for public review as redactions are completed
  • Applicants with completeness findings are provided until Friday at noon to correct these issues; additional documents will be posted as this process can be completed

APPLICANTS TO OPEN NEW SCHOOLS (Type 1 Charter Schools):

Center for Resilience
Contact Person: Elizabeth Marcell, [email protected]

Collegiate Academies
Contact Person: Nash Crews, [email protected]

French and Montessori Education
Contact Person: Latoye Brown, [email protected]

IDEA Public Schools
Contact Person: Kenneth Campbell, [email protected]

Lyceum Schools

New Harmony High
Contact Person: Sunny Summers, [email protected]

Public Hearing Presentations:


 APPLICANTS TO CONVERT/TRANSFORM EXISTING NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Type 3 Charter Schools):

InspireNOLA Schools
Contact Person: Emily Hartnett,[email protected]

Application for McDonogh 42 Elementary 

High School Replication Materials

Public Hearing Presentations:


Applications Withdrawn from Consideration by the Applicant

Type 1 Charter Schools

1881
Applicant has withdrawn from consideration by the applicant.

ASHA
Contact Person: Nikkia Barnes, [email protected]

Application has been withdrawn from consideration by the applicant.

United Scholars
Contact Person: Wayne Marquez, [email protected]

Application has been withdrawn from consideration by the applicant.

Type 3 Charter Schools

Better Choice Foundation
Contact Person: Christopher Smith, [email protected]

Application for McDonogh 42 Elementary has been withdrawn from consideration by the applicant.

Application for Bethune Elementary, Ben Franklin Elementary, and Mahalia Jackson Elementary has been withdrawn from consideration by the applicant.

ExCEED Network Schools
Contact Person: Nicolette London, [email protected]

Application for Bethune Elementary, Ben Franklin Elementary, Mahalia Jackson Elementary, McMain Secondary School, McDonogh 35 High School


Public Disclosure 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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