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The Charter Center’s fingerprinting service has concluded. We are pleased to have been able to provide the sector with this important program for the past seven years.

MorphoTrust, the new vendor handling the state’s fingerprinting, is now accepting new fingerprint applications/appointments. NYSED’s recently released FAQ sheet details changes to the fingerprinting process.

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2015 NYSED Application Timeline

The State Education Department has updated the timeline for the submission of applications to establish charter schools in New York State authorized by the Board of Regents with a plan to open in 2016. In the 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP), the Department will provide two opportunities for applicants to submit new charter school applications. The timeline (below) provides information regarding Round 1 of the competitive RFP process. The requirements and timelines for Round 2 will be posted in late spring.