In the year since becoming the Chair of the board, I worked to increase the transparency for DC families. Ensuring that public charter schools are more understandable and accessible to families has been no small task. Our website contains 96,000 pages of information, which can be hard to navigate. To improve accessibility, we created a transparency hub that centralizes the important performance and financial documents we collect annually. By adding this hub, we are hoping to make this information easier than ever to access. We are also in the process of establishing a transparency policy that would further expand the information we make publicly available.
-Rick Cruz, Chair of the DC Public Charter School Board
Excerpt from his testimony at the DC PCSB Oversight Hearing Committee on Education. Read his full testimony here.