Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (more often referred to ANCs) receive notification from DC PCSB when a school request to change its charter agreement. DC PCSB encourages all schools to get to know their commissioner and to attend the ANCs single member district meetings.
The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) seeks proposals from independent certified public accountants or accounting firms to be selected for an Approved Auditor List (AAL). Pursuant to the DC School Reform Act (SRA), D.C. Code 38-1802.04(11)(B)(ix)(2001) as amended, each DC public charter school (PCS) is accountable for its use of public and private funding through an annual audit conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The SRA further requires that each PCS’ annual financial audit be performed by an auditor on an approved list developed by a committee (the Auditor Review Committee) consisting of representatives from DC PCSB, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). As such, each PCS will be required to select an auditor from the AAL to fulfill its requirement of an annual financial compliance audit for fiscal year 2021.
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.
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.