On November 29, 2011, the NYS Education Department posted a draft of the 2012 Request for Proposals to Establish Charter Schools Authorized by the Board of Regents Charter School Application Kit (RFP). The draft RFP was posted to provide an opportunity for public comment to be submitted and considered before the RFP was finalized and posted by the date required by statute, January 3, 2012. Public comment was accepted through 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2011. The Department received two formal written sets of public comment about the draft RFP. Links to those comments are provided below. During the process of finalizing the 2012 RFP, the Department considered the comments submitted and made modifications to the RFP in response to some of those comments and as a result of further internal review of the draft RFP.