Request For Proposal

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Proposals (14)

2016 SUNY Request for Proposals

  • Draft RFP Date

    Draft RFP Issued for Public Comment
    01/08/2016

  • RFP Final Issue Date

    Final RFP Issued
    02/12/2016

  • Letter of Intent and Evidence of Active Community Outreach Due

    Letter of Intent and Evidence of Active Community Outreach Due
    02/29/2016

  • Completed Preliminary Proposals Due

    Proposals Due
    03/29/2016

  • Successful Applicants Approved by SUNY Trustees

    Successful Applicants Approved by SUNY Trustees
    06/13/2016

  • Approved Opening Date

    Earliest Approved Opening Date


SUNY Trustees Approve Eight New 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 eight resolutions to approve eight new charter schools. All of the schools will be located in New York City with four in the Bronx, two in Brooklyn and two in Queens.

To view the press release, click here.


Proposals Submitted in Response to the 2016 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 2016 SUNY Request for Proposals. The deadline for this round of applications was March 29, 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.

Click here to view the public list. 


Letters of Intent Received by the Institute

The Public List of the Letters of Intent submitted in response to the 2016 SUNY Request for Proposals is now available.


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.


SUNY Releases Final 2016 RFP

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (“Institute”) announces the release of the 2016 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.

To view the RFP and all related guidance documents and templates, click here.


SUNY Releases Draft 2016 RFP for Public Comment

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, on behalf of the SUNY Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the release of the Draft January 2016 SUNY Request for Proposals ("RFP") to open new charter schools. The May 2010 amendments to the Charter Schools Act of 1998 require New York's charter authorizers to accept applications to establish new charter schools by way of a Request for Proposals process. The statute mandates that SUNY issue a draft RFP for public comments prior to issuing the RFP.

The Institute welcomes your comments and encourages you to share the draft document broadly and/or to post the electronic version on your website. The Institute will accept comments via email to: charters@suny.edu and via mail to: SUNY Charter Schools Institute, 41 State Street, Suite 700, Albany, New York 12207, through 5 p.m. on January 28, 2016.

As per the statute, the Institute will review any written comments received by the deadline and consider the comments in finalizing the RFP. The Institute anticipates releasing the final January 2016 RFP and a summary of the comments and the Institute’s corresponding responses on February 11, 2016.

2016 SUNY RFP Draft for Public Comment