The principal source of DC Public Charter School Board's (DC PCSB) revenue is a 1.0% administrative oversight fee charged to each local education agency (LEA) to cover the cost of conducting its responsibilities related to the oversight of each public charter LEA. The DC School Reform Act of 1995 allows DC PCSB to assess this fee based on each LEA's budget. Read the Administrative Fee Policy to learn more.
According to the School Reform Act (“SRA”), each school is its own Local Education Agency (“LEA”). Some public charter schools or LEAs have multiple campuses and/or operate in more than one facility. Pursuant to a school’s charter agreement, DC PCSB may close a single underperforming campus instead of revoking the entire charter, which would result in all campuses closing regardless of performance, if a charter school is designated as a multi-campus school. This policy defines school, campus, and facility to clarify PCSB's charter granting, expansion, replication, and closure policies.
On September 20, 2021, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor's Order 2021-109: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Adults Regularly in Schools or Child Care Facilities and for Student-Athletes (the Order). 1 Among other requirements, the Order mandates that, effective November 1, 2021, all adult employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a public charter school and all public charter school students aged 12 or older who practice, compete, or otherwise participate in school-based extracurricular athletics shall have received a full course of a vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to the Order. The purpose of this policy is to outline how the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) will monitor for and enforce compliance with the Order.
We are dedicated to creating an outstanding portfolio of public charter schools. We are steadfast in our approach to holding our schools to high standards to ensure that all students receive an education that thoroughly prepares them for college or career. In developing a strong portfolio of schools, we make as much data available to the public as possible and set tough but attainable accountability targets and standards for schools.
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