What are the potential outcomes of a charter review?

After reviewing the charter review report, DC PCSB will vote whether to continue or revoke the school’s charter. The School Reform Act or SRA allows DC PCSB some discretion with this decision: If the Board finds the school has not fully met its goals, or determines a school has committed a material legal violation, it may elect to revoke the school’s charter or instead grant it charter continuance (with or without conditions).

However, if the Board finds the school to have a material financial insufficiency (specifically, if the school: (1) did not adhere to generally accepted accounting principles; (2) engaged in a pattern of fiscal mismanagement; or (3) is not economically viable), the Board is required to revoke the school’s charter.