Request For Proposal

2015 SUNY Request for Proposals – Round 2 “December Cycle” 2017-08-29T15:46:44+00:00

Proposals (16)

2015 SUNY Request for Proposals - Round 2 "December Cycle"

  • Draft RFP Date

    Draft RFP Issued for Public Comment
    02/18/2015

  • RFP Final Issue Date

    Final RFP Issued
    07/02/2015

  • Letter of Intent and Evidence of Active Community Outreach Due

    Letter of Intent and Evidence of Active Community Outreach Due
    12/11/2015

  • Completed Preliminary Proposals Due

    Proposals Due
    01/22/2016

  • Successful Applicants Approved by SUNY Trustees

    Successful Applicants Approved by SUNY Trustees
    04/13/2016

  • Approved Opening Date

    Earliest Approved Opening Date
    Fall 2017


SUNY Trustees Approve Four Applications for New Charter Schools and Renew Five Charter Schools

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.

Click here to view the press release.


SUNY Releases Revised 2016-17 Student Recruitment, Application and Admissions Guidance and Reporting Requirements

Recent Changes to the Charter Schools Act and federal Charter Schools Program Affecting Admissions Are Now in Effect.

Please click here to view the revised document.


Proposals Submitted in Response to the December Cycle of the 2015 RFP

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.


Letters of Intent Received by the Institute

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.


2015 Request for Proposals Released

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:

  • SUNY Request for Proposals (2015)  [MS Word-530k][PDF-617k]
  • Transmittal and Summary Form (2015) [MS Word-81k]
  • Replicator Checklist (2015) [MS Excel-127k]
  • SUNY Business Plan (2015)  [MS Word-379k][PDF-242k]
  • Start-up Budget and Cash Flow Template (2015) [MS Excel-471k]
  • RFP Guidance Handbook (2015) [MS Word-295k] [PDF-472k]

Timelines for each round are outlined in the RFP; following are some key dates :                                             

For the cycle commencing on July 10, 2015:

  • Required Letter of Intent Due: July 10, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Final Proposal Due: July 29, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Target School Opening Date: Fall 2016 or 2017
  • The Institute anticipates presenting any new charter recommendations that may result from the July 2015 cycle to the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee in October 2015.

For the cycle commencing on December 11, 2015, key dates include:

  • Required Letter of Intent Due: December 11, 2015 by 12:00 p.m.  EST
  • Final Proposal Due: January 22, 2016 by 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Target School Opening Date: Fall 2017