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
DC PCSB Policy Revisions: EL Monitoring Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon April Board Meeting Agenda
PDF icon EL Monitoring Current Policy
PDF icon EL Monitoring Proposed Changes
June 19, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase/Program Replication – E.W. Stokes PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Languages As A Pathway
PDF icon Organization Chart
File 5 Year Budget
June 19, 2017
Notice of Petition to Open New Public Charter Schools PDF icon Summary Applications May 22, 2017
DC PCSB Policy Revisions: Elect to Adopt the Performance Management Framework as Goals Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Redline Version
PDF icon Proposed Changes
March 20, 2017
*Postponed* - Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase – KIPP DC PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Cover Letter
PDF icon Application
April 24, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase, Campus Replications, and New Location – DC Prep PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Enrollment Ceiling
PDF icon Budget
PDF icon Community Report
April 24, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase – YouthBuild PCS File Summary
PDF icon Application
PDF icon Budget
PDF icon Meeting Minutes
February 27, 2017
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Financial Audit Review (FAR) Report Technical Guide File Summary
PDF icon Proposed policy changes
PDF icon FAR Tech Guide
December 19, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Data and Document Submission Policy PDF icon Proposed policy changes
File Summary
December 19, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: ANC Notification Guidelines PDF icon Proposed policy changes
File Summary
December 19, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Data Audit Policy PDF icon Proposed policy changes
File Summary
December 19, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Revisions to the Attendance and Truancy Policy PDF icon Proposed policy changes
File Summary
December 19, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Eagle Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Amendment Application
Office spreadsheet icon 5-Year Operating Budget
December 19, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: Revisions to the Submission of Procurement Contracts and Board of Trustees' Meeting Minutes Policy PDF icon Proposed policy changes November 21, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations – Meridian PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Board Minutes
November 21, 2016