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.  

OOG's August 9th Advising Opinion and our repsonse

Items Open for Public Comment

Archive Public Hearings and Public Comments 

Title Attachment Extra Materials Vote Date
Charter Reviews and Renewals: City Arts & Prep PCS PDF icon Revised Summary November 27, 2018
Notice of Revisions to the Transcript Audit Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposal
PDF icon Redlined Policy
December 17, 2018
Notice of Revisions to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Notification Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposal
PDF icon Redlined Policy
December 17, 2018
Campus Replication and Enrollment Ceiling Increase – Lee Montessori PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposal
December 17, 2018
Charter Reviews and Renewals: Multiple Schools: Democracy Prep Congress Heights PCS, Harmony DC PCS, Ideal Academy PCS PDF icon Summary November 19, 2018
Notice of Petition to a Policy Change: FY 2018 Financial Analysis Report (FAR) Technical Guide PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposal
PDF icon Redlined Tech Guide
December 17, 2018
Notice of Revisions to the Special Education Audit Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Redlined Policy
Public Comment December 17, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Elect to Adopt the Performance Management Framework as Charter Goals Revision PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Board Proposal
PDF icon Policy Revision
Public Comment November 19, 2018
New School Application: LEARN Charter School Network PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
November 19, 2018
Notice of Revisions to the Mandatory School Notification Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposal
PDF icon Redlined Policy
November 19, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Achievement Expectations - Academy of Hope PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application Part 1
PDF icon Application Part 2
Public Comment October 15, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – IDEA PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application One
PDF icon Application Two
PDF icon Proposed New Goals
PDF icon Notice
Public Comment October 15, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: 2018-19 PMF Policy & Technical Guide PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Revisions to the Pre-Kindergarten-Eighth Grade and High School Frameworks
PDF icon Revisions to Adult Education Framework
PDF icon 2018-19 Performance Management Framework Policy & Technical Guide
September 17, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Achievement Expectations – LAYC Career Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application Part 1
PDF icon Application Part 2
PDF icon Community Notification
Public Comment September 17, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – IDEA PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application Part 1
PDF icon Application Part 2
PDF icon Proposed New Goals
Public Comment September 17, 2018