Request for Investment

Middle School Linkage RFI for 2015-16 SY

Release Date: August 6, 2014
Information session: August 14, 2014, 4-5 PM
School data and reporting technical assistance with Department of Technical Services September 24, 2014, 4-5:30 pm (tentative)
Final day to submit RFI questions: October 28, 2014, 5:00 pm
RFI responses due: November 4, 2014, 4:30 pm*
Review panel and school interviews: December 4-5, 2014
Notice of intent to publish RFI decisions: December 19, 2014

Note: Dates following the submission deadline are based on best estimates. OFE will publish updates to the timeline if needed.

RFI Addendum #1 Word     PDF
RFI: Word    PDF
Budget: Excel

Exemplars from Round 2 RFI submissions: Exemplars from Round 2
Q&A from the information sessions Updated 10/17/13
Q&A from the information sessions and applicants' e-mails: Updated 11/15/13

How and where to submit: How to Submit Your Application
Name your files:

Email subject heading: [SchoolName]_MiddleRFI 

Isabel Muñoz-Colón,, 206-684-7657 


The Levy will invest up to $235,000 in one or more Linkage Middle School(s) during the 2015-16 school year. Linkage Middle Schools that are successful in the Request for Investment (RFI) process will receive Levy investments in exchange for achieving specific results related to their selected Levy outcomes and indicators.

Each school will propose its own outcome and indicator measures and targets based on the needs of their students. OFE will then coordinate with selected Linkage Middle Schools to finalize outcomes, indicators, and targets based on an analysis of school-specific data and performance trends. Schools meeting their annual performance targets will continue to receive Levy funding for the remainder of the 2011 Levy (through the 2018-19 school year) barring changes to student population served.