The final version of Imagine 2014 added new details on the process and timeline for identifying targeted low-performing schools and potential providers to manage “Renaissance schools.”
The approved plan promises to “engage students, parents, and the community in a transparent and inclusive decision-making process.”
Ackerman said that early this summer, the District will release a Request for Qualifications to identify individuals and organizations that want to redesign schools, and in the late summer “District and community representatives will participate on the selection committee to identify successful RFQ finalists.”
The first cohort of schools slated for turnaround will be identified in the fall.
Afterward the District will release full Requests for Proposals for the successful RFQ applicants to flesh out their plans. In late fall, ‘District and community representatives will participate on a selection committee to determine successful RFP finalists.”
Early in 2010, according to the plan, “Renaissance school communities (students, parents, and community members) review and identify preferred proposals from a list of RFP finalists.” The rest of the 2009-10 school year will be a transition period, with the schools opening under new management in September 2010.