Board of Public Education

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS

INTRODUCTION   APPLICATIONS   APPLICATION RESOURCES

APPLICATION RESOURCES

Public Charter School Application Due November 1, 2023 to bpe@mt.gov 

Public Charter School Evaluation Criteria

Public Charter School Evaluation Checklist

Public Charter School Approval Timeline

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

To facilitate the Montana Board of Public Education’s review of public charter school applications, applicants must submit the application to bpe@mt.gov no later than November 1, 2023. The Board will review the public charter school application, and if completed, will facilitate an interview, and take public comment on the application on November 30, 2023 at a special Board meeting to be held virtually. Final approval of the application will take place at the January 18-19, 2024 Board meeting.

We recognize that this application does not provide the space to fully and accurately respond to each of the questions in the application. Attachments and appendices are permitted. Please make sure to clearly state where corresponding responses are located within the application.

Please note that submitting a public charter school application does not guarantee that a public charter school contract will be granted. Failure of an applicant to adhere to any requirement may yield a defective application that is rejected before consideration. In addition, complete applications that are not strong enough to guarantee a successful public charter school implementation will be recommended for denial.

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