Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) today, in compliance with state law and regulations, released its Request for Charter School Applications (RFCSA), opening its inaugural—and the state’s first—application period for charter schools wishing to open in the 2019-20 school year. The two-month application window runs through June 15.
Prospective applicants should review the RFCSA for application materials, technical requirements and due dates. The RFCSA and accompanying materials can be found here.
Applicants can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities offered by JCPS throughout the application period. Each application will be reviewed based on its merit against the rubric published in the RFCSA. There is no incentive in submitting an application early.
The Jefferson County RFCSA will include the Kentucky Charter School Application as well as additional questions specific to community needs in Jefferson County. In addition, the RFCSA will include more information about the form, format and information required for the completion of the application.
For more information, applicants may contact Cassie Blausey, director of school choice for JCPS, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 485-3138.