Step 1: Statement of Intent to Seek Renewal
School submits Statement of Intent to Seek Renewal. The statement should be a letter on school letterhead signed by the chair of the school’s board, indicating school’s intent to seek renewal of its charter. The statement does not need to provide any specific details or plans.
Step 2: Draft Renewal Reports Provided to School
Mayor’s Office provides draft report to the school for review.
Step 3: School Responds to Draft Report
School submits in writing any comments, corrections or clarifications in response to draft report.
Step 4: Renewal Application Preparation Meeting
After receipt of intent to seek renewal and receipt of responses to draft report, Mayor’s Office meets with school leadership (designees of the board and administration) to discuss particular information required for the school’s renewal application.
Step 5: Mayor’s Office Provides School with Guidance Letter
During the renewal application preparation meeting, Mayor’s Office provides the school with a formal letter providing customized guidance for the school’s renewal application.
Step 6: School Submits Renewal Application
To view current renewal applications, please visit the Charter Applications page.
Step 7: Renewal Application Review
Mayor’s Office reviews renewal application, collects any additional data needed, and prepares draft renewal report on the school.
Step 8: Post Notice of Public Hearing
School must post notice of the public hearing in the same manner they post notice of board meetings. This must be completed five (5) days before the hearing.
Step 9: Public Hearing
Public hearing on the charter renewal application held by Charter Schools Board. Applicant for renewal makes short presentations; Board has opportunity to ask questions; public has opportunity to comment; Board will vote on a renewal recommendation for the Mayor.
Step 10: Renewal Reports and Recommendations of OEI and Board Provided to Mayor
Mayor’s Office presents final renewal report and recommendations to the Mayor