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Charter School Board Accepting Public Comment on Adopting PMF as Charter Goals and Academic Achievement

Release Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Contact: Audrey Williams  202-328-2748
awilliams@dcpcsb.org

Washington, D.C. — The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is accepting public comment on a proposed policy to allow schools to Adopt the Performance Management Framework (PMF) as Charter Goals and Academic Achievement for its charter goals and student achievement expectations.  The policy proposes a method for setting short and long-term goals that are achievable while still holding schools to high standards of performance.  

If approved, the new PMF-based goals would be used to evaluate a school's performance for the years beginning with the year the PMF was formally adopted by the Board (2010-11 for schools serving grades 3-8 and high schools, and the year of adoption for other PMFs).  The proposed policy sets specific requirements for schools undergoing fifth and 10th year charter reviews, as well as those undergoing the 15-year charter renewal process.

The public comment period opens December 18, and will close on Thursday January 31st. A public hearing will be held during the board’s monthly meeting on Monday February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

To submit written comments, please email Isoken Igodan, iigodan@dcpcsb.org, or mail them to DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010. To sign up to testify at the public hearing, please email iigodan@dcpcsb.org or call the PCSB office at (202) 328-2660 by 5:00pm by Friday, February 22 to be placed on the witness list.  Testimony will be limited to two minutes. Please bring copies of your testimony to the hearing.

About PCSB: The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is setting a national model for creating quality public school options through its rigorous review of new charter applications and effective oversight of charter school performance that is leading the transformation of public education in Washington, DC. PCSB currently oversees 57 public charter schools 102 campuses serving 35,019 students living in every ward of the city. Learn more at www.dcpcsb.org.

 

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