Fall 2017 OPSB Charter Application Cycle

Applications received in response to the Fall 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.

For any questions or requests regarding the Fall 2017 RFA process, please contact Forrest Collins, Director of New School Development, at [email protected].


Fall 2017 Charter Request For Application

Fall 2017 Charter RFA Timeline

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.  The Fall 2017 Charter 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.

**Due to inclement weather and school closures, OPSB has extended the submission deadline for the Fall 2017 Charter RFA to Tuesday, September 5 at 12:00pm CDT.**

Milestone/TaskDate
Charter RFA Release Part 1: July 21, 2017
Part 2: August 1, 2017
Part 1: Information Session (webinar) 11:00 a.m., July 25, 2017
Fluid Review Portal OpensJuly 26, 2017
Part 1: Eligibility & Prospectus due12:00 p.m., August 7, 2017
Eligibility Review Returned to ApplicantsAugust 9, 2017
Part 1: Prospectus Feedback SessionsTentative: August 16, 2017
Part 2: Information Session11:00 a.m., August 16, 2017
Line: 1-800-750-4065, Participant code: 256061#
Meeting Presentation will be added to this calendar on the morning of Aug. 16, 2017
Part 2: Complete Applications due12:00 p.m., September 5, 2017
Completeness findings Re-submission due5 p.m., September 8, 2017
Public HearingTentative: November 16, 2017
OPSB December Board Business Meeting – Presentation of Superintendent’s Recommendation*Tentative: December 14, 2017

APPLICANT SUMMARY

OrganizationContact PersonApplicant Type
Center for ResilienceWilliam Murphy- Type 1 – New Start
- New Operator
Lyceum SchoolsByron Arthur- Type 1 – New Start
- New Operator
Crescent City SchoolsKate Mehok- Type 1 – Takeover
- Experienced Operator
FirstLine SchoolsJay Altman- Type 1 – Takeover
- Experienced Operator
InspireNOLA Charter SchoolsEmily Hartnett- Type 1 – Takeover
- Experienced Operator
Young Audiences Charter AssociationRichard Bates- Type 1 – Takeover
- Existing Operator
Significant EducatorsMary Haynes Smith- Type 3 – Conversion
- Existing Operator
Legacy of Excellence Charlotte Matthew- Type 3 – Conversion
- Existing Operator

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

Center for Resilience
Contact Person: William Murphy, [email protected]

Lyceum Schools, Inc.
Contact Person: Byron Arthur, [email protected]

APPLICANTS TO TRANSFORM EXISTING SCHOOLS (Type 1 Charter Schools):

Crescent City Schools
Contact Person: Kate Mehok, [email protected]

FirstLine Schools
Contact Person: Jay Altman, [email protected]

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

Young Audiences Charter Association
Contact Person: Richard Bates, [email protected]

APPLICANTS TO CONVERT DISTRICT-RUN SCHOOLS (Type 3 Charter Schools):

Legacy of Excellence
Contact Person: Charlotte Matthew, [email protected]

Significant Educators
Contact Person: Mary Haynes Smith, [email protected]

APPLICANTS WITHDRAWN FROM THE PROCESS:

 44th Education Initiative, Inc.
Contact Person: Kesana Durand, [email protected]

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