D.C. Public Charter School Board Releases 2010 Annual Report

Monday, August 2, 2010
Contact: Audrey Williams  202-328-2748
Washington, D.C. — The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) released its 2010 Annual Report on July 30th, by posting it to its website.  Printed copies will be distributed to key government stakeholders, and to community members upon request.  With the theme “Reaching for a New Bar,” the report examines how the Board is keenly focused on increasing charter school performance thus ensuring that all charter schools are of a high quality.  The report features PCSB's activities over the past school year, including highlights of new charter applications, charter school oversight, board decisions, stakeholder engagement, financial reporting, aggregate charter school profile, school accomplishments, and other information.
As new Board Chair Brian Jones transitions into his new role, he outlines in his message that the PCSB has heeded the call to raise the bar on charter school performance resulting in the closure of some low performing schools. “We now turn our attention to ensuring that every charter school is high-performing, all schools are aggressively moving students to proficiency in core subjects, and those schools that do not have the capacity to do so, are closed,” Jones said. The Board will use the results of the new Performance Management Framework to assist in determining which schools are high-performing, mediocre and low performing.
Community members may download the 2010 Annual Report from the PCSB's website or request a printed copy from the PCSB offices by calling 202/328-2660 or emailing dcpublic@dcpubliccharter.com.   Click here to download the 2010 Annual Report http://www.dcpubliccharter.com/sites/default/files/data/files/annual_reports/2010%20annual%20report/pcsb%20annual%20report_2010_web-1.pdf
The D.C. Public Charter School Board currently oversees 53 public charter schools on 95 campuses, serving approximately 28,000 students living in every ward of the city.  Public charter schools now serve 38% of all public school students in Washington, D.C.