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
Notice of Vote on Full Charter Approval – Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys PCS (formerly NorthStar PCS) PDF icon Summary Public Comment June 29, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location – E.W. Stokes PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Strategic Plan
PDF icon Board Meeting Minutes
PDF icon Lease Agreement
July 23, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Postponement for New Campus/Location – Rocketship Education DC PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Amendment Letter
PDF icon Budget
July 23, 2018
Revised Data and Document Submission Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Policy Proposal
PDF icon Redline Policy
July 23, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Additional Facility – The Children’s Guild DC PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon New Location
PDF icon 5-Year Budget
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
June 25, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – DC Prep PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Goals and Achievement Expectations
PDF icon Mission or Educational Philosophy
June 25, 2018
Notice of Public Hearing: Facility – Statesman College Preparatory Academy for Boys PCS (formerly North Star PCS) PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Facility Letter of Intent
June 29, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Facilities – Community College Prep PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon New Location
June 25, 2018
Notice of Public Hearing: Facility – Digital Pioneers Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Lease Agreement
June 25, 2018
Notice of Vote on Full Charter Approval The Family Place PCS PDF icon Summary Public Comment June 25, 2018
Notice of Public Hearing: Facility – The Family Place PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Facility Letter of Intent
June 25, 2018
Notice of Vote on Full Charter Approval Digital Pioneers Academy PCS PDF icon Summary June 25, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: ECI and New Facility – Community College Prep PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Policy
May 21, 2018
Notice of Petition to Open New Public Charter Schools 2018 Public Comment May 21, 2018
Revisions of DC PCSB's Enrollment Ceiling Increase Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Revisons
Public Comment May 21, 2018