Ongoing monitoring of COVID-19 in DC schools occurs through mandatory reporting from schools of any person working or learning at the school who has had a positive COVID-19 test and contact tracing by DC Health.
The COVID-19 public health emergency resulted in all DC public charter schools physically closing and implementing distance learning programs in March 2020. The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) adopted this policy to clearly articulate changes in the implementation of policies and practices impacted by the pandemic for the remainder of the school year (SY) 2019-20. The policy was revised in December to describe additional changes to DC PCSB's oversight and accountability practices for SY 2020-21.
As we quickly approach the summer for students and families, DC PCSB is sharing information about each public charter school's summer programs. 122 out of 128 campuses have released their summer programs.
Every week, more public charter school students are returning to school for in-person learning and support - and we all expect that trend to increase. We are feeling more and more hopeful about the world getting clo
As most DC students complete a full year of virtual learning, we, as the authorizer, continue to listen to families, students, and school leaders about what they need and ways to organize solutions with government partners that protect the health, safety, and w
OSSE Guidance and Resources for COVID-19-related Closures and Recovery
OSSE is committed to helping child development facilities, local education agencies (LEAs), schools and families plan effectively for reopening and recovery after closures related to the coronavirus public health emergency. This page includes downloadable guidance, information and supports related to closures, reopening and recovery. This page is frequently updated – please check back as we continue to update information.