January 5 — 12:53 pm, 2012

Renaissance Schools timeline and RFP

Yesterday the District announced the beginning of Renaissance Schools Year III and the call for proposals from potential charter operators. The 89-page Request for Proposals document describes the steps to apply to operate a Renaissance School.

It also gives a timeline for the process this year. Targeted schools and the providers who will compete to operate them will both be announced on February 20. The process for matching schools and providers will start the next day and run until March 22.  The School Reform Commission is currently scheduled to vote on the pairings on March 29.

We’re still reading through this document. What items stand out to you? What questions does it raise?

Timeline:

Renaissance Charter RFP released

Jan. 3
Letter of Intent to submit an RFP response due Jan. 10
Final RFP questions and information requests due Jan. 10
Vendor conference Jan. 11
RFP responses due Feb. 7
RFP finalists announced Feb. 20
Renaissance Schools announced Feb. 20
Matching process between RFP finalists and Renaissance Schools Feb. 21 – March 22
SACs submit final recommendations to superintendent March 23
SRC votes on matches March 29
Renaissance Charter school transition phase March 30 – July 1
New Renaissance Charter Schools open August/September 2012

 

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