School Reform Act
In 1995, The DC School Reform Act was passed by the United States Congress, establishing charter schools as a public school option for families in Washington DC. This Act created the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB).
Who We Are
DC PCSB is an independent government agency of the District of Columbia, created in 1996, led by a volunteer seven-member board. As the sole public charter school authorizer in our nation’s capital, we provide oversight to 123 public charter schools which are managed by 62 independently run nonprofit organizations called local education agencies.
Our mission is to provide quality public charter school options for DC students, families, and communities.
Our vision is to lead the transformation of public education and serve as a national role model for public charter school authorizing and accountability.
Public Board Meetings
DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) holds meetings and hearings every month that are open to the public.
Preview and learn more about the DC Public Charter School Board and public charter school's yearly accomplishments in our annual reports.
Audits & Financials
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2019 Annual Report
Read our 2019 Annual Report to take a look back at DC’s public charter school sector for school year 2018 - 2019.