View Resource: Renewal of Bronx Preparatory
This renewal recommendation from SUNY is an example of an authorizer renewing a previously approved charter-to-charter takeover. In this example, the low-performing charter took the initiative to contract with a high-performing charter to function as their CMO. The authorizer approved the amended contract and now has recommended the school for charter renewal.
Outcomes and Lessons Learned: This particular negotiated takeover was largely led by the two charter schools involved. SUNY maintained their role as authorizer and evaluated the incoming operator to ensure that they would deliver a high quality program for students. This type of negotiated approach avoided the contentious debate that can surround high stakes decision-making about low-performing charter schools.