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
Common Lottery Board: Voting Procedures PDF icon Board Memo June 15, 2015
Public Hearing for New Charter School Applications Charter School Applications May 18, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Center City PCS PDF icon Center City PCS April 21, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: DC Preparatory Academy Public Charter School PDF icon DC Preparatory Academy Public Charter School April 21, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Kingsman Academy PCS PDF icon Kingsman Academy PCS June 15, 2015
Revisions to the Enrollment Ceiling Increase Policy PDF icon Revisions to the Enrollment Ceiling Increase Policy March 23, 2015
Notice of Public Hearing on Facility: Children’s Guild DC PCS PDF icon Children’s Guild DC PCS March 23, 2015
Informal Renewal Hearing regarding Renewal Application Video Archive February 23, 2015
Informal Hearing on Proposed Charter Revocation PDF icon Initiating Revocation of Community Academy Public Charter School’s Charter Video Archive February 19, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS PDF icon Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS April 20, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Sela Public Charter School PDF icon Sela Public Charter School February 23, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Two Rivers PCS PDF icon Two Rivers PCS February 23, 2015
2015 Performance Management Framework Updates PDF icon 2015 Performance Management Framework Updates
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Increase Enrollment Ceiling PDF icon Next Step PCS
PDF icon AppleTree Early Learning PCS
PDF icon Creative Minds PCS
PDF icon Ingenuity Prep PCS
PDF icon DC Prep PCS
PDF icon Shining Stars PCS
PDF icon DC Scholars PCS
December 15, 2014
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: St. Coletta Special Education PCS PDF icon St. Coletta Special Education PCS December 15, 2014