The Committee’s Public Education Project, Coalition for DC Public Schools & Communities: June 19 Reversal Approving DC Prep Enrollment Petition Violated the Law

The Committee’s Public Education Project joined several members from every DC Ward of the Coalition for DC Public Schools & Communities in demanding that the Public Charter School Board (PCSB) reconsider and rehear its June 19, 2017 approval of DC Prep’s petition to expand enrollment. A recent decision by the DC Office of Open Government found that the June 19 hearing violated the DC Open Meetings Act, the School Reform Act, and the PCSB’s own practices. At an April 24 hearing, C4DC and other community members opposed the expansion of DC Prep on several grounds, including its record of suspending 23-28% of its middle school students each year, according to a recent GAO Report. The PCSB denied DC Prep’s petition at the April 24 hearing, but without notice to the public that it would reconsider the matter, on June 19 the PCSB reversed its decision and granted the DC Prep petition.

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Demand Letter to the Public Charter School Board

Decision by DC Office of Open Government

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