SUNY is holding a second Summer 2014 RFP cycle as part of the January 2014 RFP. This cycle is open to applicant groups applying to open a charter school in New York City. The Institute anticipates bringing any recommendations for new schools to the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee for consideration by the end of October 2014.
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
Redacted copies of the proposals under active consideration in response to the Summer Cycle of the January 2014 Request for Proposals is available on the proposal pages. See an updated Public List for the applications submitted by the July 7, 2014 submission deadline.
The Public List of the Letters of Intent Submitted in Response to the Summer Cycle of the 2014 SUNY RFP is now available.
A second guidance update specifically pertaining to the Summer Cycle of the January 2014 SUNY Request for Proposals is now available. This guidance supplements and/or updates any previously released guidance or information relating to the Summer Cycle. Summer 2014 Guidance Update
The Guidance Update for the Summer Cycle of the 2014 RFP serves as a supplement to, and in cases where explicitly noted, replacement for, sections of the January 2014 Guidance Handbook that accompanies the January 2014 RFP. It is imperative that proposals be complete with all required documentation and that they follow the guidance in this document, as well as all other guidance found in the January 2014 RFP and Guidance Handbook. See RFP resources below to access the guidance.
The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (“Institute”), on behalf of the SUNY Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce a second opportunity to submit a proposal to open new charter schools in New York City in response to the January 2014 Request for Proposals (“RFP”). The January 2014 RFP provided one opportunity to submit proposals (the “Spring Cycle”, which concludes in early June) and reserved the right of the Institute to issue a second call for proposals (the “Summer Cycle”). The Institute is now issuing a call for 2014 Summer Cycle applications in New York City.
Please note that the Summer Cycle is limited to applicants intending to locate in New York City. Due to the limited timeframe New York City applicants have to qualify for facility funding, coupled with the overall volume of charter oversight duties facing SUNY in 2014, this second round is limited to those applicants seeking to open a school in New York City in the fall of 2015. All other applicants are encouraged to watch the Institute website for an anticipated January 2015 RFP release and prepare proposals to submit to the Institute in 2015 to open charter schools in fall of 2016.
Note that the 2010 Amendments to the New York Charter Schools Act limit the number of charters SUNY may issue through the RFP process, and further limited the number that SUNY may issue in New York City. At this time, SUNY holds approximately 12 charters that may be issued in New York City through the RFP process. Accordingly, the Summer Cycle of the January 2014 RFP may be the last opportunity for applicants to submit proposals to SUNY to open charter schools in New York City.
Summer Cycle applicants should regularly check this page for further information and updates. The Institute anticipates posting additional Summer Cycle guidance in early June.