Transfer Request

The Limestone Charter Association (LCA) invites existing charter schools that have an interest in transferring to contact the LCA Team.  Before completing this form, the school leader should contact Donna Manning at 803-665-3133 to schedule a meeting to discuss the process with the Limestone Charter Association Leadership Team.  Once that meeting has occurred, if the Board decides to proceed with the transfer, then this form must be completed and submitted to

Please note that all schools will transfer into Limestone Charter Association under the status previously determined by the current authorizer as of the last day of school from the prior school year, unless the school’s status has improved since the last day of school.

Print Transfer Instructions

The request should contain the following information:

  1. School Name
  2. School Leader Name
  3. Board Member Representative
  4. School Address
  5. Current Sponsor
  6. The year the charter will renew based on the current sponsor contract
  7. A narrative to why the school wishes to transfer
  8. A board resolution to transfer
  9. Most recent State Report Card
  10. A narrative explaining the school’s story and history including financial and academic
  11. Latest audit
  12. Any other data the school believes is relevant for Limestone Association Board to review in order to make an informed decision

Please submit these documents to Donna Manning at Priority will be given to schools that submit by October 1st, but applications after October 1st will still be considered. The listed Board Member Representative and School Leader will receive an email to schedule a meeting with the Limestone Charter Association team.

Any questions, please contact Donna Manning at or 803-665-3133.


To ensure a seamless transfer of your charter school to the Limestone Charter Association (LCA) on July 1, it is important to prepare and submit documents prior to the transition date. If you have any questions regarding any of the action items or the process to properly collect the information, please contact the appropriate LCA staff member as indicated below.  

Kelly Richardson

  1. Chart of Accounts - A list of your state and federal accounts.  This can be extracted from your financial software program.
  2. Provide a copy of your internal finance policies and procedures. 

Cindy Williams

Click on the links below to access the information needed for student data transfer.  

  1. Transfer School Data 
  2. School Information 


  • Intro, Process and Type of School and Charter Committee VIDEO
  • Community Need and Educational Program VIDEO Part 1 VIDEO Part 2
  • Goals and Objectives and Evaluating Pupil Performance VIDEO Part 1 VIDEO Part 2
  • Enrollment and Recruitment VIDEO
  • Governance and Operations VIDEO
  • Special Education and other Federal Programs VIDEO
  • Finance and Facilities VIDEO
  • Misc. and last chance for questions and answers. VIDEO

Charter planning groups who are interested in applying to Limestone Charter Association should complete the google form.  A zoom meeting will be held once a month until the application is due February 1st to the SCDE and to the sponsors. 

New Applicant Form