The SUNY Request for Proposals process pertains only to those applicants interested in applying to the State University of New York Board of Trustees for the authorization of their charter.
Proposals are considered by SUNY as part of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. All aspects of proposals are reviewed by the Institute to ensure applicants meet the high standards set by the SUNY and the New York State Charter Schools Act. The SUNY Trustees make the ultimate determination by voting to grant a charter. The process is rigorous, which allows applicants to emerge from the SUNY process with a blueprint for building their school.
To be considered, complete proposals must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines and meet all expectations, as solely determined by the Institute. In general, SUNY will evaluate the proposals for how thoroughly applicants meet the requirements of the RFP, demonstrate their ability to operate a school in an educationally and fiscally sound manner, and present a compelling case that the school is likely to improve student learning and achievement and materially further the purpose of the Act. For more information see the current SUNY RFP.
The Institute Staff is ready and willing to answer your questions and share resources and best practices.
Please direct all communication (written, electronic or telephone) to the Albany Office.
Our shared email inboxes serve as a direct portal to our internal teams that manage any processes you may have questions about.
Information on the Institute’s Complaint Process and submitting a FOIL request can also be found on our website.
SUNY Charter Schools Institute
H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
Albany, NY 12246