UPDATED - Charter School Board Accepting Public Comment on Early Childhood Performance Management Framework (PMF) Pilot

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Theola Labbé-DeBose
202-328-2670
tldebose@dcpcsb.org

Updated August 31, 2012  

Washington, D.C. — The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is accepting public comment on a pilot program to bring its Performance Management Framework (PMF) accountability measure to 35 charter school early childhood programs. PCSB is accepting public comments on an expedited timeline to ensure that the Early Childhood Performance Management Framework pilot can 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.

The Early Childhood Performance Management Framework (PMF) pilot is looking to bring a common set of standards for 35 charter school early childhood programs with students from pre-kindergarten to second grade. Schools will be measured on progress and achievement in math and literacy, attendance, and how the school meets its education mission. The pilot will be voluntary in the first year to allow for feedback before PCSB considers making it a mandatory accountability measure, similar to its Performance Management Framework (PMF) for charter schools with students in grades 3 - 8 and 10.

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 the PCSB office at (202) 328-2660 by 5:30pm 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.
 

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