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: [email protected] 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.