For Immediate Release
February 19, 2015

Contact: Dionne Johnson Calhoun
(202) 724-8105


Grosso Supports Deputy Mayor’s Plan for Community Academy Public Charter School Closure

Councilmember Grosso (I-At Large), Chairman of the Committee on Education released the following statement regarding the vote today by the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB) to revoke the charter for Community Academy Public Charter School (CAPCS):

This morning, the PCSB voted to revoke the charter of CAPCS.  The Deputy Mayor for Education announced a collaborative plan for school year 2016-2017 that includes Friendship Public Charter Schools, D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School, and the Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools that will ensure continuity of education services for all students enrolled at CAPCS campuses or the online program.  The CAPCS charter will remain effective until June 30, 2015. 

I have been fully briefed by Deputy Mayor Niles on the future plans for the CAPCS campuses and the steps that will be taken to move the process forward to meet the needs of each student.  I will work closely with the Deputy Mayor and the Public Charter School Board to ensure that all of the necessary systems are in place for the successful implementation of this plan.