September 7 Charter Board Public Hearing has been Cancelled

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Contact: Audrey Williams  202-328-2748
awilliams@dcpcsb.org

Washington, D.C. — The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has cancelled the Public Hearing scheduled for Friday September 7, at 5:30pm.   The public hearing would have allowed for comments on a pilot program to bring its Performance Management Framework (PMF) accountability measure to 35 charter school early childhood programs. PCSB expedited the public comment timeline to ensure that the Early Childhood Performance Management Framework pilot can go into effect for this school year.   

The Board had also planned to accept public comments on its 15-year renewal guidelines for schools with charters that are set to expire during the 2012-2013 school year.  PCSB also expedited the public comment timeline to ensure that the charter renewal guidelines go into effect for this school year.

Persons wishing to testify at the public hearing were required to sign up 24 hours in advance and no individuals did so.

The period for submitted written public comment on both policies remains open until Friday September 7.  To submit written comments please email Audrey Williams, awilliams@dcpcsb.org, or mail them to DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010.

About the PCSB: The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is setting a national model for creating quality public school options through its rigorous review of new charter applications and effective oversight of charter school performance that is leading the transformation of public education in Washington, DC. PCSB currently oversees 57 public charter schools on more than 100 campuses serving nearly 32,000 students living in every ward of the city. Learn more at www.dcpcsb.org .