SUNY Releases Final 2024 RFP; Response to Public Comments

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) announces the release of the 2024 SUNY Request for Proposals (RFP) to open new charter schools in New York State. The deadline to submit final proposals for NYC-based applicants is February 8, 2024.

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. A summary of those comments, SUNY’s response, and the resulting changes to the RFP is available here. For applicant groups submitting proposals to open charter schools in New York City, the first required deadline is to email [email protected] no later than December 18, 2023. Please provide the lead applicant’s full name, email address, and the proposed name and district of location for the proposed school(s) to ensure applicant groups have proper Epicenter access.