Charter School RFP: November 1, 2023
Charter School RFP:
Introduction With the passage of the Alabama School Choice and Opportunity Act, public charter schools may be established in Alabama in accordance with the Act. Under this law, a charter school is a public school that operates according to the terms of a charter, or contract, approved by a local board of education and the State Board of Education or the Alabama Charter Schools Commission. Locally approved charter schools operate under the control and management of the local board of education. The local board is required to ensure that a locally approved charter school is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local rules, regulations, court orders, and statutes as well as meet the performance objectives identified in the contract. This RFP from the Birmingham City Schools Board of Education (BCSBOE), an approved charter schools authorizer, seeks proposals for a high-quality public charter school that would operate in this school district. All public charter schools approved in Birmingham through this process will be subject to the legal requirements set forth in the Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act (Act #2023-420).
Charter School RFP: Consistent with Birmingham City Schools (BCS) authorizing priorities, BCS is pleased to invite proposals for high-quality, innovative, start-up public charter schools seeking to open in the 2025-2026 school Year. BCS is particularly interested in proposals that offer Dual Language Spanish Immersion and address the following educational priorities: Closing the achievement gap between special education and general education students, specifically in literacy and numeracy. Increasing academic opportunities for all students, including but not limited to special needs, at-risk, and English Language Learners, in the areas of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STREAM) All applications must be submitted via the application portal (https://application-hub.anvilar.com/my-applications/initiate/653909b7cf78290012bbbe2e/organization/6138c7fc71636b0072219435).
The application portal will open to receive applications beginning October 31, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. CST and will close at 4:30 p.m. CST on November 30, 2023. A mandatory hard copy must be delivered to the address below, with original signatures, by 4:30 p.m. CST on November 30, 2023. Hand-delivered applications must be delivered to:
Birmingham Board of Education
Attn: Mr. Edward McMullen Room 202
2015 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
All applications will be considered filed on November 30, 2023, as long as all steps are completed as outlined above.
Please note: All BCS schools and District offices will be closed on November 22-24, 2023.