When a parent or community member reaches out to the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) with a complaint against a school, the primary goal is to ensure that the school has (a) followed its complaint process in order to address the parent’s concern (See D.C. Code § 38- 1802.04(c)(13)); (b) is in compliance with its charter and charter agreement, and (c) has not violated any applicable laws.
The COVID-19 public health emergency resulted in all DC public charter schools physically closing and implementing distance learning programs. As such, DC PCSB will cease collection, aggregation, and publication of academic data for school year (SY) 2019-20 and will not produce a School Quality Report (also known as the Performance Management Framework, or PMF) for SY 2019-20.
Hearing on the Expanding Equitable Access to Great Schools Act of 2020; the Child Enrollment Preference Amendment Act of 2020; and the African American and Cultural Studies Inclusion Amendment Act of 2020
Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education
Schools may choose to replace their charter goals and student academic achievement expectations with the Performance Management Framework(s), as amended over time, for the grade levels they serve. Upon a school’s request, review and renewal language and an improvement clause will be added to its charter as an amendment, which will be approved by DC PCSB's Board.
On March 27, 2020, My School DC released the results of the SY 20-21 lottery. The results show that more families seek a seat at a Tier 1 PK-12 public charter school. According to DC PCSB staff analysis, waitlists across all public charter schools totaled 24,700 students, with 10,771 individual students on waitlists to attend one or more PK-12 public charter schools in SY 20-21.