RFP-Maine Charter Schools

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RFP Timeline

Date Information
January 28, 2019 New Charter School Application Release
February 5, 2019

New Charter School Application Orientation: An orientation designed to support prospective charter school applicants. The purpose of this orientation is to deepen understanding of:

1) The Commission's expectations as articulated in the New Charter School Application;

2) How to access Epicenter, the online submission portal;

3) How applications will be evaluated;

4) The purpose and format of Public Forums; and

5) Changes that have occurred to the RFP since last cycle

Link to the recording can be found here.

February 12, 2019 

(5:00pm EST)

Intent to Apply due via Epicenter, the online submission portal

The following Intents to Apply were received prior to the 5:00 pm deadline on February 12th:

February 13, 2019 Online submission portal, Epicenter, opens to entities that submitted the Intent to Apply by the deadline. Proposals will only be accepted via Epicenter

June 21, 2019 

(5:00pm EST)

Proposal deadline
July 2, 2019 Completeness findings debriefs/notifications

July 10, 2019 

(5:00pm EST)

Deadline for eligible Applicants to submit Corrections to Proposals
July 29, 30, 31, 2019 Capacity Interviews. Interviews will ONLY be held on these days; applicants are requested to keep the dates entirely open in their calendars. Applicants will be notified of their assigned interview date and time as soon as possible. Due to significant logistical challenges, it is unlikely that any changes to assigned interview times will be possible.
August 7, 8, 9, 2019 Public Hearings. Public Hearings will ONLY be held on these days; applicants are requested to keep the dates entirely open in their calendars. Applicants will be notified of their assigned hearing date and time as soon as possible. Due to significant logistical challenges, it is unlikely that any changes to assigned hearing times will be possible.
September 3, 2019 Commission Meeting: Commission will approve or deny charter school applications. Applicants are invited to attend Commission Meeting where they will be allowed to provide a short presentation regarding their application.
90 Days prior to school opening Deadline for final contracts to be signed

 

 

Link to Epicenter