Download the complete Proposal Template at Public School Choice 2.0 Application



  1. Submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) via email to  no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2015. You will receive an email from a representative of the Office of Transformation and Innovation confirming receipt of your LOI.  You must submit the Letter of Intent in order to be eligible to submit a proposal by December 14, 2015.
  2. Proposal should be single-spaced, at least 11-point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins on all sides and no longer than 35 pages including attachments (excludes cover pages, table of contents, and Applicant Team resume pages).
  3. It is expected that Applicant Teams begin a separate .doc file to answer each section of the proposal and “house” the final version of their proposal on it rather than filling in their responses on the original Public School Choice 2.0 Proposal Template file.
  4. Attachments cannot exceed more than 8 pages. It is highly recommended that attachments are referenced within the proposal itself (e.g. see Attachment A). Some examples of essential attachments include: An annotated bell schedule, an extended narrative on a specific section of the proposal, an example of a professional development protocol the school will utilize, sample lesson plan/unit, a “Portrait of Graduate,” etc. There are no font or spacing requirements for attachments.
  5. Completed Proposals are due no later than December 14, 2015 by 5:00PM and should be submitted via email to You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. No exceptions/waivers will be granted to Applicant Teams from the required timeline and due dates/times.
  6. Include a Cover Page, Table of Contents, and clearly label all pages with page numbers and appendix labels where applicable.
  7. The proposal and attachments should be submitted as two separate PDF documents (one for the proposal template itself and one containing all attachments as a merged file). Do not submit Word files. The proposal should be submitted using the following naming convention:
  •   For Transformation Schools: Lead Applicant Name (first and last)_School Model/Level_File Number
    •  e.g. Xavier Smith_STEM High School_1 of 2.pdf
  • For Innovation Schools: Lead Applicant Name (first and last)_School Model_Name of School_File Number
    •  e.g. Maya Lee _Expeditionary Learning_Melrose Avenue Elementary_2 of 2.pdf

NOTE: Given the number of proposals the district expects coming out of Public School Choice 2.0 competitive proposal process, it is essential that submission guidelines and requirements are followed. Applicant Teams who do not follow the proposal submission guidelines and requirements risk having their proposals being reviewed in a manner that does not coincide with Applicant Team’s original vision. For example, it is not the responsibility of School Choice Committees to place pages “in order” for an Applicant Team.