Public Comment

 
Every month, DC PCSB holds a public hearing and a public meeting.  The public is always welcomed to speak before the Board at every meeting and is encouraged to submit comments in writing during the public comment period or present testimony in-person during the public hearing or board meeting on items before the Board.
 
Public hearings are required when a school requests to change its charter agreement, including:
 
  • Change in the mission, goals, academic expectations, and governance structure
  • Change in the grades served

  • Change in enrollment 

  • Change in location of school or to add an additional facility/campus

  • Proposals to open new charter schools

How to Submit Public Comments

The public is encouraged to comment on proposed policies, new charter school applications, and requests to change charter agreements.  To ensure your comments are processed and reviewed, identify the "Name of School"  and please use one of the following ways (please select only one):
 
  1. Submit a written comment by:

    1. Email: public.comment@dcpcsb.org  [You will receive an automated response.  This is confirmation that your comment has been received.]

    2. Postal mail: To the Attn: Public Comment, DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010

    3. Hand Delivery/Courier: Send your comment to the same as postal address above

  2. Sign up to testify in person at public.comment@dcpcsb.org. Each person testifying is given two minutes to present his/her testimony.    

Important:  All comments will be made available to the public.  Comments sent by email, postal mail or hand delivered/courier will be posted (below) in the Extra Materials column. We do not edit personal identifying information from submissions.  Please submit only information that you wish to make available to the public.  

Items Open for Public Comment

Archive Public Hearings and Public Comments 

Title Attachment Extra Materials Vote Date
Notice of Petition to Waive SPED LEA Status Requirements: – St. Coletta Special Education Public Charter School Summary
Letter
July 17, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend 2017-18 PMF Policy & Technical Guide Summary
Board Proposal
PMF Policy Tech Guide
September 18, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – DC Prep PCS Summary
Charter Amendment Application
July 17, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Yu Ying PCS Summary
Charter Amendment Application
July 17, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location – YouthBuild PCS Summary
Application
Budget
July 17, 2017
Notice of Public Hearing: Facility - Sustainable Futures PCS Summary
License Agreement
June 19, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Program Replication, Enrollment Ceiling Increase, Facility Location – Mundo Verde PCS Summary
Charter Amendment Application
May 22, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase/Program Replication – E.W. Stokes PCS Summary
Application
Languages As A Pathway
Organization Chart
5 Year Budget
June 19, 2017
DC PCSB Policy Revisions: EL Monitoring Policy Summary
April Board Meeting Agenda
EL Monitoring Current Policy
EL Monitoring Proposed Changes
June 19, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Facility Location – Rocketship DC PCS Summary
Application
Letter to Rocketship Families
June 19, 2017
Notice of Petition to Open New Public Charter Schools Summary Applications May 22, 2017
DC PCSB Policy Revisions: Elect to Adopt the Performance Management Framework as Goals Policy Summary
Redline Version
Proposed Changes
March 20, 2017
*Postponed* - Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase – KIPP DC Summary
Cover Letter
Application
April 24, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase, Campus Replications, and New Location – DC Prep Summary
Application
Enrollment Ceiling
Budget
Community Report
April 24, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase – YouthBuild PCS Summary
Application
Budget
Meeting Minutes
February 27, 2017