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2018 Request for Proposals

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB) is pleased to invite proposals for high-quality charter schools seeking to open in the 2019-2020 school year or thereafter. The MCSAB is charged with approving only quality charter school proposals that meet identified educational needs and promote a diversity of educational choices. 

The MCSAB 2018 Request for Proposals is available here: MCSAB 2018 RFP 1.24.18.pdfMCSAB 2018 RFP 1.24.18.pdf

Eligible Applicant Webinar

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board held a webinar for eligible applicants for the 2018 Request for Proposals process. The webinar covered the timeline for this year's process, the Complete Proposal process, evaluation criteria, and online portal information. Eligible applicants may download the webinar recording here.​

2018 Request for Proposals Timeline

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board holds one annual request for proposals process. Additional information about each component is available in the MCSAB 2018 Request for Proposals document linked above.

Date​ ​Milestone
Initial Stage: Letter of Intent and Eligibility Determination​ ​
January 24​ ​ Launch of 2018 Request for Proposals
January 31​ ​ Prospective Applicant Informational Webinar - Register by emailing charterschools@mississippi.edu.
​March 6 ​ Letter of Intent and Eligibility Demonstration Deadline (3pm)
March 14​ ​ Eligibility Determinations
​March 26 ​ Eligible Applicant Orientation Webinar - Eligible applicants will be invited to the webinar. 
Stage 1: Completeness Check​ ​
May 8​ ​ Complete Proposals Deadline (3pm)
​May 16 ​ Initial Completeness Findings Distributed
​May 18 ​ Completeness Remedy / Resubmission Deadline
June 4​ ​ Final Completeness Findings Distributed
Stage 2: Threshold Quality Review​ ​
​June 5 - June 26 ​ Threshold Quality Review Evaluation
​July 9 ​ Threshold Quality Review Findings Distributed
Stage 3: Independent Evaluation Team Review​ ​
July 10 - July 31​ ​ Independent Evaluation Team Proposal Review
​August 1 - 3 ​ Capacity Interviews
​Mid-August ​ Public Hearings
​August 17 ​ Independent Evaluation Team Recommendation Delivered to Applicants
August 24​ ​ Applicant Response to Independent Evaluation Team Recommendation Due (3pm)
September 10​ ​​ Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board Final Proposal Decisions