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Charter Schools Program Office

Charter Schools are independent public schools that are free from some rules and regulations that apply to traditional public school districts as specifically identified in charter school law.  In exchange for flexibility, charter school sponsors are to hold the schools accountable for results. Charter schools are non-sectarian, do not discriminate in their admission policies and may not charge tuition or fees.

Any student residing in the Kansas City 33 School District or the St. Louis Public School District may choose to attend a charter school if they reside within either city.  There is no cost to parents for sending their children to a charter school.

As of Winter 2015 there are 20 LEAs in Kansas City operating within 33 buildings and 19 LEAs in St. Louis operating within 32 buildings.

Charter Schools Office Contacts

Curt Fuchs Coordinator 573-751-2453
Rusty Rosenkoetter Director 573-522-3651
Amber Wiegand Supervisor 573-751-5882
Michele Stichler Charter Schools Operations Assistant 573-751-8247
Casey Dorsey Administrative Assistant 573-751-2453
Marsha Chappelow KC Charter Schools Field Director 314-910-7401
Steve Langhorst STL Charter Schools Field Director 314-369-9786