UPDATED - Board Accepting Public Comment on 15-year Renewal Guidelines

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Theola Labbé-DeBose

Updated August 31, 2012

Washington, D.C. — The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is accepting public comment on its 15-year renewal guidelines for schools with charters that are set to expire during the 2012-2013 school year.

PCSB is accepting public comments on an expedited timeline to ensure that the charter renewal guidelines go into effect for this school year. The public comment period opens today, August 21, and will close on Friday Sept 7. A public hearing will be held on Friday Sept 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Pursuant to the School Reform Act § 38-1802.12, schools whose charters are set to expire may submit a petition for charter renewal. Schools cannot operate past the expiration date of their charters.

This year the following public charter schools are eligible for 15-year charter renewal:

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. To testify at the hearing, you must sign up 24 hours in advance of the Sept 7 hearing date. Please email awilliams@dcpcsb.org or call (202) 328-2660 by 5:30 pm on Thursday Sept 6 in order to be placed on the witness list.  Please bring copies of your testimony. 

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 more than 50 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.