Policy Overview

2008-2009 Louisiana

Charter Schools

Metrics #
Charter Law
State Has Charter Law Yes
Year of Charter School Law 1995
Charter Cap
State-Imposed Cap on Charter Schools Yes
Description of Cap

70 charters statewide; Charters authorized in the statewide recovery school district by the state board of education, however, are exempt from this cap

Charter Funding
State Provides Funding for Charter Schools Yes
Description of Funding

The Louisiana Charter School Start-Up Fund provides zero-interest loans for both new and existing charter schools. The fund provides loans of up to $100,000 with terms of up to three years. The loans may be used for facility acquisition, upgrade and repairs. The state allocated $680,000 to the program in Fiscal Year 2007.