Pursuant to the School Reform Act, a school in its fifteenth year of operation that wishes to continue operating beyond the end of the 2019-20 school year, when its charter will expire, must submit a charter renewal application to the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB).
After the school has submitted this application, DC PCSB staff will conduct an extensive review of the school’s performance and present its findings to the DC PCSB Board. If the DC PCSB Board votes to renew a school’s charter, the school will be invited to update its charter to ensure its relevance for the school’s next 15 years of operation and to sign a new charter agreement.
The following guidelines detail the DC charter renewal process, including how to prepare the renewal application, and the process after the DC PCSB Board votes on renewal.
If you have questions about the renewal process or would like to discuss the renewal process as it relates to your school, please contact Nikhil Vashee , School Quality, and Accountability Specialist, by email at email@example.com