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With much regret, the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) is suspending the 2020 Petition Cycle until August 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on state revenue projections. Should revenue projections improve in the 2020 calendar year, the SCSC staff will recommend resuming the 2020 petition cycle.

The suspension of the 2020 Petition Cycle will last until August 26, 2020. Depending on state revenue projections, the SCSC will recommend at the August 26, 2020 SCSC Board Meeting to proceed with the 2020 Petition Cycle or suspend until Spring 2021. Once a timeline is finalized, the SCSC will release additional guidance about the petition process. In the event that the SCSC is able to resume the 2020 Petition Cycle this fall, petitioners who have already applied will not be asked to resubmit an application. Any petition approved following the end of the suspension period will require a deferred opening to the 2022-23 school year.


Should you have any questions regarding this suspension of the 2020 Petition Cycle, please contact Charter Development Manager Kristen Easterbrook.