In July 2015 the SUNY Charter Schools Institute released a Request for Proposals seeking proposals to establish new charter schools.
Draft RFP Issued for Public Comment
Final RFP Issued
Letter of Intent and Evidence of Active Community Outreach Due
Successful Applicants Approved by SUNY Trustees
Earliest Approved Opening Date
Upon recommendation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee (the “Committee”), acting on behalf of the full SUNY Board of Trustees, today approved four resolutions to approve four applications for new charter schools. Three of these schools will be located in the Bronx and one will be located in Buffalo. The Committee also approved five resolutions to renew five SUNY authorized charter schools located in New York City—in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
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Recent Changes to the Charter Schools Act and federal Charter Schools Program Affecting Admissions Are Now in Effect.
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The State University of New York Board of Trustees (“SUNY Trustees”), in its capacity as a charter authorizer, has received proposals in response to the 2015 SUNY Request for Proposals - Round 2 "December Cycle". The deadline for this round of applications was January 22, 2016. The Public List indicates only receipt of a proposal. Inclusion in the list does not indicate that the SUNY Trustees have approved or will approve the proposed new school.
All information listed was reported by applicants at the time of submission and is subject to change based on further information.
The Public List of the Letters of Intent submitted in response to the December Cycle of the 2015 SUNY Request for Proposals is now available.
The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (“Institute”) announces the release of the 2015 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to open new charter schools in New York State, including New York City. The New York Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended, the “Act”) requires New York's charter authorizers to solicit applications to establish new charter schools by way of a Request for Proposals process. The statute also mandates that SUNY issue a draft RFP for public comments prior to issuing the RFP. The Response to Public Comments is available here. All comments were reviewed by Institute staff, and changes were made to the RFP based on the feedback received.
The Institute is holding two rounds for available responses to this RFP: one commencing on July 10, 2015 and one commencing on December 11, 2015. The RFP and related documents can be found at the following links:
Timelines for each round are outlined in the RFP; following are some key dates :
For the cycle commencing on July 10, 2015:
For the cycle commencing on December 11, 2015, key dates include: