What does the DC Public Charter School Board do?

Our goal is to ensure that students and families in Washington, DC, have access to quality public charter school education. We do that by setting tough academic standards, using a comprehensive charter application review process and effective oversight, providing meaningful support, and actively involving parents, school leaders, the community, and policy-makers. The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) was created in 1996 under the amended version of the DC School Reform Act of 1995. In 2006, the DC State Board of Education (BOE) transferred its oversight responsibility of charter schools to us. As an independent authorizer of public charter schools in Washington, DC, we evaluate the academic and fiscal performance of DC public charter schools and make sure the schools comply with both local and federal laws.