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
Accelerated Enrollment Ceiling Increase – Mundo Verde PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
PDF icon Budget
Public Comment March 18, 2019
Notice of New Policy: School Transparency Policy - Reopened for Public Comment File Summary
PDF icon Board Proposal
PDF icon Public Comment
March 18, 2019
Campus Closure and Consolidation – Cesar Chavez PCS PDF icon 2019-01-24 OPC Notice for Chavez.pdf
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
PDF icon Budget
PDF icon School Letter
PDF icon Certified Resolution for MS
PDF icon Certified Resolution for HS
PDF icon Instructions
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
Public Comment March 18, 2019
Goals Amendment – Friendship PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Goals and Achievement Expectations
Public Comment March 18, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Capital City PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
February 25, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location – Early Childhood Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
February 25, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Ages Served – The Next Step/El Proximo Paso PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Age Ceiling Amendment
PDF icon Age Ceiling Amendment Board Agenda
PDF icon Age Ceiling Amendment Board Minutes
PDF icon Age Ceiling Amendment Community Breakfast
February 25, 2019
Notice of New Policy: School Transparency Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Policy Proposal
Public Comment February 25, 2019
Campus Reconfiguration, Program Replication and Asset Acquisition Friendship PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
PDF icon Budget
PDF icon Memorandum of Understanding
PDF icon Hiring Timeline
PDF icon Campus Organization Chart
PDF icon Board Organization Chart
PDF icon ANC Resolution
December 17, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Asset Acquisition and Charter Amendment – KIPP DC PCS PDF icon Amendment Application
PDF icon MOU
PDF icon Somerset PCS Resolution
PDF icon Somerset Relinquishment + KIPP DC Intent
PDF icon Community Communications
December 17, 2018
Notice of Charter Review – National Collegiate Prep PCHS PDF icon 2019-01-10 REVISED OPC Notice for NCP Hearing.pdf January 16, 2019
Notice of Charter Reviews and Renewals: Multiple Schools – Lee Montessori PCS, Meridian PCS, National Collegiate Prep PCHS, Perry Street Prep PCS, Roots PCS PDF icon 2018-11-30 OPC Notice for December 17 Charter Reviews.pdf December 17, 2018
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