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 9, 2017 Advising Opinion and our response

Items Open for Public Comment

Archive Public Hearings and Public Comments 

Title Attachment Extra Materials Vote Date
Notice of Petition to Open for Public Comment: Student Protection Policy File Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Program Replication and Enrollment Ceiling Increase – Washington Latin PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Washington Latin Replication and ECI Amendment Application.pdf
Public Comment June 25, 2019
Cedar Tree PCS (Grade Expansion) PDF icon 00-Cedar Tree Expansion-Part I General App.pdf
PDF icon 2019-03-01 Cedar Tree Academy OPC Notice (Grade Band Expansion).pdf
May 20, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: SY2018-19 PMF Policy & Technical Guide File Summary - 18-19 PMF Guide.docx
PDF icon Memo 2018-19 PMF Policy & Technical Guide Revisions .pdf
PDF icon Redlined 2018-19 PMF Policy & Technical Guide Revisions .pdf
May 20, 2019
Public Hearing for New Charter School Applications PDF icon Summary
Microsoft Office document icon Public Hearing Notice
May 20, 2019
Revisions to the Procurement Contract Submission and Conflict of Interest Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Attachment A
PDF icon Attachment B
May 20, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Mission and Vision – Carlos Rosario PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
April 22, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Campuses and Facilities – Eagle Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
Public Comment April 22, 2019
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
Goals Amendment – Friendship PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Goals and Achievement Expectations
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
Notice of New Policy: School Transparency Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Policy Proposal
Public Comment February 25, 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