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Renaissance schools program enters its fourth year

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The District announced that it will continue its fourth year of the Renaissance schools initiative, the turnaround process in which management of struggling schools is outsourced to outside charter school operators. The District has invited applicants to submit proposals in response to its RFP by March 5. The announcement of which schools are set to become Renaissance schools will be made on Feb. 11.

Renaissance Charter Schools Initiative Timeline – Year IV

Activity Proposed Dates
Deadline for submitting questions for vendor conference and Letter of Intent to submit a RFP response February 8, 2013
Announcement of Year IV Renaissance Charter Schools February 11, 2013
Community Engagement Meetings at Year IV Renaissance Charter Schools February 11-22, 2013
School Advisory Council (SAC) Member Recruitment February 11-March 8 2013
RFP responses due March 5, 2013
RFP Finalists announced March 22, 2013
Matching process between Finalists and SACs March 22-April 15, 2013
SACs submit final recommendations re matches with Finalists April 16, 2013
Superintendent makes final match recommendations to SRC April 19, 2013
SRC votes on matches between Finalists and Renaissance Schools Late April/early May, 2013
SRC votes on charter agreements Late May/early June 2013
Renaissance Charter School transition phase May 16– July 1, 2013
New Renaissance Charter Schools open August/September 2013

David Limm

@limmdavid David is a former online editor of the Notebook.

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