Qualifications for Independent Receivers
Applications are no longer being accepted for RFQ 16-001. The documents provided here are for informational purposes. The current RFQ is being updated and will be made available on the Current RFP/RFQ Applications Page.
In April 2015, Subpart E of Part EE of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 added a new Section, 211-f, to Education Law. Section 211-f requires that Persistently Struggling Schools, schools that have been in the most severe accountability status since the 2006-07 school year, be given an initial one-year period under a Superintendent Receiver to improve student performance. Struggling Schools, schools that have been Priority Schools since the 2012-13 school year, will be given an initial two-year period under a Superintendent Receiver to improve student performance. Should Struggling Schools or Persistently Struggling Schools not make demonstrable progress within the prescribed time frame; an Independent Receiver will then be appointed to the school for up to three years.
NYSED will use the criteria specified within this RFQ to review and approve applications, and to generate a list of Approved Independent Receivers for Persistently Struggling Schools.
This RFQ is specific to those applicants who are seeking to be placed on NYSED’s list of Approved Independent Receivers for Persistently Struggling Schools during the 2016-17 school year. The following section describes the entities that qualify as eligible applicants and who therefore, may submit applications in response to this Request for Qualifications.
In accordance with Education Law §211-f(2)(a) and Commissioner's Regulations §100.19(a)(6), an independent receiver must be an individual, a non-profit entity, or another school district in Good Standing.
All applicants shall submit all required materials. Applications will be accepted on a continuous and ongoing basis. The Department will review submissions and update the approved list as applications are approved.
To be considered for receivership appointments for the 2016-2017 school year, it is encouraged that applications for approval for the list be received by the Department no later than May 20, 2016.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION METHOD
Applicants must adhere to the submission method detailed below:
Submit one (1) original and two (2) hardcopies of the application, as well as Word or PDF files of all application materials saved on a disc to:
New York State Education Department
Attn: Independent Receiver RFQ#16-001
Contract Administration Unit – Room 501W EB
89 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12234
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Questions and Answers (9KB) – Updated 4/21/16
Any questions concerning this RFQ should be submitted to ReceivershipRFQ@NYSED.gov. Answers to questions received by April 27, 2016, will be posted no later than May 4, 2016.Thereafter, questions and responses will be posted regularly. The submitted questions and responses will be posted here.