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: New Location - Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Charter Amendment Request
June 20, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location - Lee Montessori PCS PDF icon Summary June 20, 2016
Notice of Public Hearing on Facility - Washington Leadership Academy PCS PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Notice of Policy Revision - High School Graduation Requirements PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Memo
PDF icon Redlined Version
May 16, 2016
Notice of Petition to Charter a New School: Sustainable Futures PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Notice of Petition to Charter a New School: Interactive Academy PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Enrollment Ceiling Increase - Excel Academy PCS PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations - Elsie Whitlow Stokes PCS PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations - Eagle Academy PCS PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Notice of Public Hearing on Facility – Breakthrough Montessori PCS PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Enrollment Ceiling Increase - LAMB PCS PDF icon Summary May 16, 2016
Enrollment Ceiling Increase - Creative Minds PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Charter Amendment Ceiling Increase
File Budget
PDF icon Creative Minds PCS January 2016 Board Meeting Minutes
PDF icon Parent Letter
File Enrollment Matrix
April 18, 2016
Enrollment Ceiling Increase - KIPP DC PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon KIPP Memo to PCSB
PDF icon Enrollment Ceiling Increase Request
PDF icon Grade Reconfiguration Amendment
April 18, 2016
Open Enrollment Policy PDF icon Open Enrollment Policy Summary
PDF icon Board Memo
March 21, 2016
Administrative Fee Policy PDF icon Administrative Fee Policy Summary
PDF icon Board Memo
March 21, 2016