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 Petition to Amend Charter – Mission and Vision Statement | Meridian Public Charter School PDF icon Public Comment Summary
PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
PDF icon Mission and Vision Charter Agreement
PDF icon Letter to ANC
PDF icon Letter to ANC (2)
August 17, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter – Mission and Vision Statement Meridian Public Charter School PDF icon Meridian PCS
PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
PDF icon Charter Agreement Amendment
PDF icon ANC Letter
PDF icon Meridian Letter to ANC
July 20, 2015
Additional Facility- Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS PDF icon Additional Facility - MM Bethune PCS July 20, 2015
Revised 2014-15 PMF Technical Guide | Revised EC/ES/MS Framework PDF icon Memo
PDF icon Revised Tech Guide
July 20, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter/New Facility - Meridian PCS PDF icon 5 Year Added Location Budget Pro Forma
PDF icon 5 Year Added Location Budget Pro Forma PDF
PDF icon Meridian PCS Public Comment Notice
PDF icon Letter to ANC
May 18, 2015
Notice of Petition to Increase Enrollment Ceiling - DC Prep PCS PDF icon DC Preparatory Academy Public Charter School
PDF icon Enrollment Ceiling Increase Application
June 15, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter Facility - Creative Minds PCS PDF icon Creative Minds PCS May 18, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter-Mission and Curriculum Changes PDF icon William E Doar, Jr. PCS for Performing Arts
PDF icon Application
June 15, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter-Mission, Goals, Enrollment Ceiling and Curriculum Change PDF icon Potomac Prep PCS
PDF icon ANC Meeting
PDF icon PLTW Launch Price
PDF icon Letter of Support
PDF icon Enrollment Ceiling Conference Call
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Application
June 15, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter-Expansion Request: Creative Minds PCS PDF icon Creative Minds PCS June 21, 2015
Common Lottery Board: Voting Procedures PDF icon Board Memo June 15, 2015
Notice of Petition to Increase the Enrollment Ceiling - Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS PDF icon Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS May 18, 2015
Notice of Public Hearing on Facility – Washington Global PCS PDF icon Notice of Public Hearing on Facility – Washington Global PCS May 18, 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