Grambling Laboratory Schools One Step Closer to Becoming a Charter School


Grambling, LA – The Louisiana Department of Education has recommended to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to conditionally approve the conversion of the three Grambling Laboratory Schools into a Type 2 charter school.

The recommendation paves the way for Grambling Laboratory Schools to open in August 2016 as the Grambling Laboratory Charter School for K-12 students. The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will vote on the charter school application at a meeting on August 11-12.

“Becoming a charter school secures the long-term future of the schools and ensures the continuance of primary and secondary education in the Grambling community,” said Gordan Ford, the president of the Grambling High Alumni Association and the Grambling High Foundation. “We could not have made it to this point without the efforts of these and many other friends and supporters.”

The Grambling High Foundation has entered into an operating agreement with Grambling State University to fund and operate the laboratory schools for the 2015-2016 school year, but the Foundation is still working to raise the $700,000 needed to operate the schools for the fast approaching school year.

The Foundation has already raised more than $100,000, but is asking alumni for continued support to fund the

Grambling Laboratory Schools. If you would like to donate, visit for more information.

The Foundation would like to thank the Grambling High Alumni Association, Grambling State University, the University of Louisiana System, the Lincoln Parish School Board, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Paul Millsap Foundation and the faculty and staff of the Grambling Laboratory Schools for their continued support for the Grambling Laboratory Schools.


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