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 135 public charter schools which are managed by 69 independently run nonprofit organizations called local education agencies.
Our Commitment to Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Work
Grounded in our race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) work, we pledge to take time to reflect, listen, and hold space for one another in service of our mission. We are united in the following beliefs and commitments that will guide our authorizing work moving forward.
Preview and learn more about the DC Public Charter School Board and public charter school's yearly accomplishments in our annual reports.
Public Board Meetings
DC Public Charter School Board holds meetings every month that are open to the public.
DC PCSB Audits
An independent auditor conducts, in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, an audit of DC PCSB's financial statements.
Parent Alumni Leadership Council
The PALC offers members the opportunity to learn about the Board’s mission and priorities while encouraging parents to share information in their schools and communities.
School Reform Act
In 1995, The DC School Reform Act or the SRAwas 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).