Announcing the Release of the 2014 - 2015 Autonomous School Models Request for Proposal Process

The Los Angeles Unified School District's Local Options Oversight Committee (LOOC) is pleased to present the 2014 - 2015 Autonomous School Models Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  The Autonomous School Models RFP process invites teams to submit a proposal for one of the three voluntary school models:  Expanded School-Based Management Model (ESBMM), Local Initiative School (LIS), or Pilot School.  This year each autonomous school model has its own RFP document and template.  Interested teams should review the timeline and application process described in the RFP document for the autonomous school model they are interested in.  The following due dates apply to all three RFP documents:

September 1, 2014

  • Letter of Intent (LOI) due date
  • LOI must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm via e-mail to
  • LOI submission is mandatory for ALL applicants; teams must submit a LOI in order to be eligible to submit a proposal
  • LOI is non-binding; applicants may decide to NOT move forward with a proposal even if a LOI was submitted
  • Applicants can:  (1) check the "Undecided" box in the LOI form if they are unsure which model to choose; OR (2) submit one LOI for two or more autonomous school models they are considering

 October 15, 2014

  • Full Proposal Submission due date
  • Proposal must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon via e-mail to
  • All required documentation and attachments should be included
  • Approved proposals will be for implementation in the 2015 - 2016 school year
  • Copies of approved proposals will be posted on the LOOC website

Applicants interested in the Pilot School Request for Proposal can download the document by opening the attached files below.  The Election-to-Work Agreement (EWA) template and Shared Campus Agreement template can also be found below.  Questions regarding the RFP can be sent via e-mail to or by calling 213-241-8700.