Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) today opened the application period for prospective charter schools with the release of its Request for Charter School Applications (RFCSA). Applications, for schools looking to open in the 2020/21 school year, are due at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
The process includes a review by district personnel and community partners of each application submitted, applicant interviews and public comment.
This is the second cycle for charter school applications that JCPS has held. The district opened its inaugural application cycle this spring – the only Kentucky school district to do so since passage of charter school legislation in 2017.
“Although the legislation made every district school board a charter school authorizer, JCPS is the only district to actually be proactive in putting together a process to be in compliance with the law,” said Cassie Blausey, JCPS executive administrator for school choice.
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.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Blausey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (502) 485-3138, for more information.