The Top Shelf
Serving on a charter school board offers a unique opportunity for civic engagement and allows community members to contribute to education reform. Through their service, charter school board members directly contribute to improvement of the public school system. Individuals interested in applying to the Board Bank should take the following steps:
- Determine if you have the capacity (time, expertise, interest) in serving on a charter school board.
- Complete the Board Bank Application.
- Conduct research on the Partner Schools. Determining the right fit is important and requires due diligence.
If there is a mutual interest, LAPCS will serve as a “connector” by introducing prospective candidates to the Partner School’s board contact. LAPCS does not guarantee placement on any charter board or committee. Final decisions will be made at the discretion of the governing boards of each Partner School.
As a membership benefit of LAPCS, Partner Schools may access the Board Bank to expand their boards or committees. An application is required to become a Partner School of the Board Bank. The application provides valuable information to prospective board members seeking a placement.
Current partner schools in the Board Bank program include:
- Advantage Charter Academy
- Algiers Charter School Association
- ARISE Schools
- Athlos Academies
- Audubon Charter School
- Bricolage Academy
- Crescent City Schools
- Crescent Leadership Academy
- FirstLine Schools
- Homer A. Plessy Community School
- Inspire Charter Academy
- Jefferson Rise Charter School
- Laureate Academy Charter School
- Louisiana Achievement Charter Academies
- Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans
- Morris Jeff Community School
- New Beginnings Schools Foundation
- ReNEW Schools
- Success Preparatory Academy
- The NET Charter High School
- Willow Charter Academy