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 Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations - LAYC Career Academy PCS PDF icon LAYC Career Academy PCS
PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
October 26, 2015
2015-16 PMF Technical Guide PDF icon Summary
PDF icon 2015-16 PMF Policy Tech Guide Memo
PDF icon 2015-16 PMF Policy Tech Guide
November 16, 2015
Revisions to PMF as Goals Policy PDF icon PMF as Goals Policy
PDF icon Memo
November 16, 2015
[Updated Date] Notice of Petition to Amend Goals/Academic Achievement Expectations: Academy of Hope PCS PDF icon Academy of Hope [Updated]
PDF icon Performance Objectives - Revisions per Measure
PDF icon Charter Agreement Amendment
October 26, 2015
Notice of Petition to Revise 13 Existing PCSB Policies [click to read more] PDF icon Policy Revision Board Memo October 26, 2015
Notice of Public Hearing on Facility – Goodwill Excel PCS PDF icon Goodwill Excel
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter - Grade Levels Served PDF icon Rocketship PCS October 26, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Mission - Washington Yu Ying PCS PDF icon Yu Ying PCS
PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
October 26, 2015
Application to Offer an Enrollment Preference to Students with Disabilities PDF icon Bridges PCS October 15, 2015
Notice of Public Hearing on Facility – Goodwill Excel PCS PDF icon Goodwill Excel
PDF icon Memo
PDF icon Community Outreach Plan
PDF icon Community Outreach Plan Part 2
PDF icon Potential Excel Center Sites
PDF icon Architectural Drawings
PDF icon Project Schedule
September 21, 2015
Revised Goals-Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS PDF icon Revised Goals - MM Bethune PCS September 21, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter Agreement – Goals/Academic Achievement Expectations PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
PDF icon Carlos Rosario PCS
September 21, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: National Collegiate Preparatory PCS PDF icon National Collegiate PCS
PDF icon Charter Agreement Amendment
PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
August 17, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Operator Agreement - Additional Facility PDF icon DCI PCS August 17, 2015
Emergency Policy on Charter Renewals and Reviews PDF icon Public Comment Summary
PDF icon Public Hearing Memo
PDF icon Policy
July 20, 2015