Letter of Intent Criteria

90-668 Chapter 2: Procedures for Commission Authorization of Public Charter Schools

SECTION 3. LETTER OF INTENT

1. Timing and content of letter

An entity that intends to submit an application in response to an RFP must file a Letter of Intent with the Commission not later than 15 days after the RFP is issued. The Letter of Intent must specify:

  • Name of the entity that intends to apply;
  • Location of the intended school;
  • Grade levels to be served by the school;
  • School program design (150 words or less) - attach a brief description including any anticipated contracts with an education service provider;
  • Target population;
  • Anticipated first year enrollment and projected total enrollment;
  • Anticipated opening date of the school; and
  • Contact person information.

2. Significance of letter

A Letter of Intent does not obligate the entity to file an application, but failure to file a Letter of Intent makes an entity ineligible to file an application. The Letter of Intent is part of the record of any application filed pursuant to the Letter of Intent, although submission of the letter does not constitute the filing of an application. Any variance between the Letter of Intent and the application must be explained in the application.

3. Acknowledgement and posting of letters

The Commission shall acknowledge receipt of properly-filed Letters of Intent and shall post all such letters on the Commission’s website.