RFP/Application Cycle Timeline for Fall 2015 School Opening

June 11, 2014 - Commission issues RFP/application

June 18, 2014, 10 a.m. - Information session for interested operators - Read the Notes from the meeting

June 25, 2014 - Due date - Letter of Intent to apply  - See who filed by the deadline

Aug. 25, 2014 - Due date – Applications

Aug. 29, 2014 - By this date, each application will receive a completeness review by the MCSC staff. 

Each application must be evaluated by a review team composed of not more than three commission members.

Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014 - Review Team Interviews with Applicants (Date, Time, Place to be determined)

Oct. 14, 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.

Oct. 27 - Oct. 31, 2014 - In-person Interviews/Public Hearings (Date, Time, Place to be determined)

Nov. 13, 2014 - Commission will make a final vote on each application pending before the commission.