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 Open Policy Revisions for Public Comment: Student Admission Guidelines and Admission Preference Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Admission Preference Policy Revisions
PDF icon Admission Guidelines Revisions
July 15, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: FY 2019 FAR Technical Guide File Open for Public Comment Notice
PDF icon FY19 FAR Memo
PDF icon FY19 FAR Tech Guide
July 15, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location - Statesmen Academy PCS PDF icon OPC Notice
PDF icon Statesmen Location Amendment Application Part I
PDF icon Statesmen Location Amendment Application Part II
PDF icon Statesmen Location Amendment Application Community Outreach
Public Comment July 22, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location - Digital Pioneers Academy PCS PDF icon OPC Notice
PDF icon Digital Pioneers New Location Application Part I
PDF icon Digital Pioneers New Location Application Part I
PDF icon Digital Pioneers New Location Application ANC Notification
Public Comment July 22, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: New Location and Campus Names - Lee Montessori PCS PDF icon OPC Notice
PDF icon New Location Amendment Application Part I
PDF icon New Location Amendment Application Part II
Public Comment July 22, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Program Replication and Enrollment Ceiling Increase – Washington Latin PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Washington Latin Replication and ECI Amendment Application.pdf
June 25, 2019
Notice of Revisions to the Enrollment Ceiling Increase Policy Business Rules PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Board Proposal
PDF icon Attachment A
PDF icon Attachment B
PDF icon Attachment C
June 25, 2019
Notice of Petition to Open for Public Comment: Student Protection Policy File Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
Cedar Tree PCS (Grade Expansion) PDF icon 00-Cedar Tree Expansion-Part I General App.pdf
PDF icon 2019-03-01 Cedar Tree Academy OPC Notice (Grade Band Expansion).pdf
May 20, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Policy: SY2018-19 PMF Policy & Technical Guide File Summary - 18-19 PMF Guide.docx
PDF icon Memo 2018-19 PMF Policy & Technical Guide Revisions .pdf
PDF icon Redlined 2018-19 PMF Policy & Technical Guide Revisions .pdf
May 20, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Campuses and Facilities – Eagle Academy PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
Public Comment April 22, 2019
Public Hearing for New Charter School Applications PDF icon Summary
Microsoft Office document icon Public Hearing Notice
May 20, 2019
Revisions to the Procurement Contract Submission and Conflict of Interest Policy PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Attachment A
PDF icon Attachment B
May 20, 2019
Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Mission and Vision – Carlos Rosario PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
April 22, 2019
Accelerated Enrollment Ceiling Increase – Mundo Verde PCS PDF icon Summary
PDF icon Part 1
PDF icon Part 2
PDF icon Enrollment Matrix
PDF icon Budget
Public Comment March 18, 2019