Department of Innovation


The following outlines the current charter authorization timeline for Spokane Public Schools.

July 21-August 22       Review of applications

August 26                    Capacity Interviews of applicants

September 10             Public Forum at Board meeting

September 12             Board receives authorization recommendation reports via Friday delivery

September 17             Recommendation reports presented to /discussed with the Board

September 24             SPS Board decisions on charter authorization

October 15                  State deadline on authorizing decisions

November 14              Board will receive charter contract(s) for review (assuming authorization)

December 3                Charter contract presented to the board for vote

December 23              Deadline for charter contract approval (90 days from September 24th)