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 Amend Charter: New Location - Rocketship Education PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Rocketship Charter Amendment Submission Part I
PDF icon Rocketship Charter Amendment Submission Part II
October 28, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Roots PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Roots PCS Amendment New Assessments
October 28, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location - Richard Wright PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Richard Wright Amendment Submission Part I
PDF icon Richard Wright Amendment Submission Part II
October 28, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: FY 2019 FAR Technical Guide File Public Comment Notice
PDF icon FY19 FAR Tech Guide Memo
PDF icon FY19 FAR Tech Guide
September 16, 2019
Notice of Revisions to the Data and Document Submission Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Board Proposal
PDF icon Attachment A
September 16, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Elect to Adopt the Performance Management Framework as Charter Goals File Summary
PDF icon Elect to Adopt the Performance Management Framework as Charter Goals Memo
PDF icon Redlined Policy Revision
September 16, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Criteria for Determining Schools in Good Standing File Summary
PDF icon Criteria for Determining Schools in Good Standing Memo
PDF icon Criteria for Determining Schools in Good Standing Policy
September 16, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: SY2019-20 PMF Policy & Technical Guide File Public Comment Notice
PDF icon 2019-20 PMF Guide Memo
PDF icon 2019-20 PMF Guide Policy, redlined
September 16, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Maya Angelou PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
September 16, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Graduation Requirements – District of Columbia International School PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Graduation Amendment Application Part 1
PDF icon Graduation Amendment Application Part 2
PDF icon Board Minutes
July 22, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location – Briya PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Notification of Charter Amendment Part 1
July 22, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase – Capital City PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon ECI Request Letter
PDF icon ECI Request Application Part 1
PDF icon ECI Request Application Part 2
PDF icon ECI Request Enrollment Matrix
PDF icon ECI Request 5 Year Budget
PDF icon ECI Request Notification to Stakeholders
July 22, 2019
Notice of Petition to Open Policy Revisions for Public Comment: Student Admission Guidelines and Admission Preference Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Admission Preference Policy Revisions
PDF icon Admission Guidelines Revisions
July 15, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: FY 2019 FAR Technical Guide File Open for Public Comment Notice
PDF icon FY19 FAR Memo
PDF icon FY19 FAR Tech Guide
July 15, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location - Statesmen Academy PCS PDF icon OPC Notice
PDF icon Statesmen Location Amendment Application Part I
PDF icon Statesmen Location Amendment Application Part II
PDF icon Statesmen Location Amendment Application Community Outreach
Public Comment July 22, 2019