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
Enrollment Ceiling Increase - Briya PCS PDF icon Briya PCS March 21, 2016
Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations - YouthBuild PCS PDF icon YouthBuild PCS March 21, 2016
Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations - Meridian PCS PDF icon Meridian PCS March 21, 2016
Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations | DC Scholars PCS PDF icon DC Scholars PCS February 22, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter | Goals and Academic Expectations - BASIS DC PCS PDF icon BASIS DC PCS February 22, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter | Goals and Academic Expectations - Creative Minds PCS PDF icon Creative Minds PCS February 22, 2016
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: 2015-16 PMF Policy & Technical Guide PDF icon 2015-16 PMF Policy & Technical Guide Summary
PDF icon Board Proposal
PDF icon 2015-16 PMF Policy & Technical Guide
January 25, 2016
Notice of Changes to DC PCSB’s Attendance & Discipline Data Policy PDF icon Notice of Changes to DC PCSB’s Attendance & Discipline Data Policy
PDF icon Proposed Final
PDF icon Board Proposal
December 14, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter | Enrollment Ceiling Increase PDF icon DC Prep PCS
PDF icon Amendment Application
PDF icon Academic Performance
PDF icon 5 Year Budget
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
January 25, 2016
Notice of Application to Charter a New School - Pathways in Education PDF icon Pathways in Education Application December 14, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase and Bylaws-Inspired Teaching PCS PDF icon Inspired Teaching PCS
PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
PDF icon 5 Year Budget Projection
PDF icon Board Meeting Minutes
PDF icon Bylaws as Amended
PDF icon Public Hearing Memo
December 14, 2015
2015-16 PMF Technical Guide PDF icon Summary
PDF icon 2015-16 PMF Policy Tech Guide Memo
PDF icon 2015-16 PMF Policy Tech Guide
November 16, 2015
Revisions to PMF as Goals Policy PDF icon PMF as Goals Policy
PDF icon Memo
November 16, 2015
[Updated Date] Notice of Petition to Amend Goals/Academic Achievement Expectations: Academy of Hope PCS PDF icon Academy of Hope [Updated]
PDF icon Performance Objectives - Revisions per Measure
PDF icon Charter Agreement Amendment
October 26, 2015
Notice of Petition to Amend Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations - LAYC Career Academy PCS PDF icon LAYC Career Academy PCS
PDF icon Charter Amendment Application
October 26, 2015