RFP/Application Cycle Timeline for Fall 2014 School Opening

Aug. 12, 2013 - Commission issues RFP/application

Aug.  20, 2013, 10 a.m. - Information session for interested operators

Sept. 3, 2013 - Due date - Letter of Intent to apply

Dec. 2, 2013 - Due date – Applications

Dec. 3, 2013 - Each application must be evaluated by a review team composed of not more than three commission members.

Dec. 11, 2013 - By this date, each application will receive a completeness review by the MCSC staff.

Feb. 4, 2014 - For each application, following receipt of the Review Teams’ recommendation, the commission shall determine whether the application appears to demonstrate the applicant’s competence in each element of the commission’s published criteria and appears to demonstrate that the applicant is likely to open and operate a successful public charter school.

If the commission determines the application does not meet the criteria, the commission shall deny the application without further review and notify the applicant.

Otherwise, the commission shall arrange for an in-person interview and a public hearing on the application before taking a final vote on the application.

March 4, 2014 - Commission final vote on each application pending before the commission.