PCSB Approves Charter Middle School Closing
Washington, DC 20010
Contact: Nona Richardson 202-328-2670
Josephine Baker, the PCSB’s executive director and board secretary, expressed appreciation to ABC’s leaders for their consideration of the students and families, stating, “I’m sorry to have it come to this conclusion, but we appreciate ABC making this difficult decision in the interest of the students.” “PCSB staff will work with ABC leaders to ensure an orderly closing and offer our assistance to the families that must now find alternative schools for this fall.”
Other board decisions included lifting the Notice of Concern issued to Options PCS for truancy and attendance inadequacies; approving Excel Academy PCS’s request to operate in a new location; conditionally approving Capital City PCS’s request to operate in a new location; approving Friendship PCS - Tech Prep’s request to operate in a new location; and approving National Collegiate PCS’s request to co-locate with another charter school in the Draper School in Ward 8. Board chair Tom Nida adjourned the August meeting after a D.C. resident and an ANC commissioner offered public comment.
The D.C. Public Charter School Board currently oversees 57 public charter schools on 99 campuses, serving more than 28,000 students from every ward of the city.
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