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 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
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase – YouthBuild PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
May 21, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location – AppleTree PCS (Southeast Campus) PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
May 21, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Meridian PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Board of Directors Meeting Draft Minutes
May 21, 2018
Notice of Revisions to DC PCSB Policy: Revisions to Procurement Contract Submission and Conflict of Interest Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposal
PDF icon Draft Policy
Public Comment April 23, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location – WMST PCHS Inc. PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application Part 1
PDF icon Application Part 2
PDF icon 5-Year Budget
April 23, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: 2017-18 PMF Policy & Technical Guide PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposal
PDF icon Redline Tech Guide
Public Comment March 19, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Ideal Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
April 23, 2018
Notice of new DC PCSB Policy: Credit Recovery Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Proposed Policy
Public Comment April 23, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase - Ingenuity Prep PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
PDF icon Application
PDF icon 5-Year Projections
April 23, 2018
Notice of Revisions to DC PCSB Policy: Revisions to High School Graduation Requirements Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Revised Policy - Redline Version
PDF icon Revised Policy - Clean Version
Public Comment April 23, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Additional Facility – Breakthrough Montessori PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Location
PDF icon Budget
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
PDF icon Parent Flyer
PDF icon Staff Facilities Survey
Public Comment April 23, 2018
Notice of Revisions to DC PCSB Policy: Revisions to Transcript Audit Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Revised Policy - Redline Version
PDF icon Revised Policy - Clean Version
April 23, 2018
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Mission and Vision – Briya PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
February 26, 2018