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