Every month, DC PCSB holds a public hearing and meeting to hear from the public and discuss topics related to public charter schools.
The public is always welcomed to speak before the Board at every meeting. We also welcome the public to submit comments in writing during the public comment period, leave voice message comment, present testimony in-person during the meeting on items before the Board.
Public hearings are required when a school requests to change its charter agreement, including:
Change in the mission, goals, academic expectations, and governance structure
Change in the grades served
Change in enrollment
Change in location of the school or to add an additional facility/campus
Proposals to open new charter schools
How to Submit Public Comments
The public is encouraged to comment on proposed policies, new charter school applications, requests to change charter agreements, and any other Board Meeting agenda items. To ensure your comments are processed and reviewed, identify the "Name of the School or topic" and please use one of the following ways (please select only one)
Submit a written comment by:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [You will receive an automated response. This is confirmation that your comment has been received.]
Postal mail: To the Attn: Public Comment, DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010
Hand Delivery/Courier: Send your comment to the same as postal address above
Submit voicemail testimony by:
Phone: (202)-328-2660, select option 2 [You will have up to five minutes to record your testimony. Please note that all comments will be transcribed and made available to the public in the public comment folder. See the link to the General Public Comment folder here.]
Important: All written comments will be made available to the public. Comments sent by email, postal mail or hand-delivered/courier will be posted (below) on the page of the item open for public comment or in the general comment link. We do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. Please submit only information that you wish to make available to the public.