SUNY Seeks Public Comments on the Draft 2017 RFP

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, on behalf of the SUNY Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the release of the Draft 2017 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to open new charter schools. The New York Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended) requires 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 final 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 December 12, 2016.

As per the statute, the Institute will review written comments received by the deadline and consider the comments in finalizing the RFP. The Institute anticipates releasing the final 2017 RFP, along with a summary of the written comments and the Institute’s corresponding responses, on January 4, 2017.