DC Public Charter School Board Releases 2012 Annual Report

Monday, July 30, 2012

Contact: Audrey Williams  202-328-2748

Washington, D.C. — The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) today released its 2012 Annual Report.  The report is the Board’s cumulative public record of its authorizing work in the past fiscal year. It will be delivered today to local and national government officials, as required by the School Reform Act.

In his annual message, Chairman Brian W. Jones noted that charter schools continue to grow and PCSB remains committed to “ensuring the availability of high-quality school options for every District family.”  Executive Director Scott Pearson shared the three principles he uses to guide the work of the PCSB: fidelity; autonomy and accountability; and quality.  “We will fulfill the promise of charter schools if they deliver a quality education for all students who choose them,” Pearson said. “Schools that cannot deliver need to improve or close.”

The report also contains the Board’s record of votes, application decisions and information on the academic and financial oversight of charter schools. The report is available for download at this link. A printed copy is available from the PCSB offices by calling 202/328-2660 or emailing dcpublic@dcpcsb.org

About the PCSB: The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) currently oversees 53 public charter schools on 98 campuses serving nearly 32,000 students living in every ward of the city.  Seventy-two percent of the students attending public charter schools qualify for free or reduced price meals. Public charter schools serve 41% of all public school students in Washington, DC. Learn more about the PCSB at www.dcpcsb.org