Category Archive: News

PCPCS Begins Search for New Executive Director

The PCPCS Board is seeking a highly qualified, visionary, and committed successor. In the past few years, PCPCS has seen increases in membership, membership dues and general participation by member schools across the state. In 2019, PCPCS launched a statewide communications campaign called “143K Rising” to elevate the voices of students and families benefiting from charter schools.

PCPCS Offers Resources to Help You Prepare to go Back to School!

The PCPCS Team been working hard to provide you with the resources you will need to go back to school in the fall. Part of that work has been to connect schools with businesses able to provide access to the various Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other related items to combat the COVID-19 crisis. In this email you will find a variety of resources that we have compiled in conjunction with our PCPCS Business Partners and other community organizations.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Charter Choices Budget Webinar!

Charter Schools in the Commonwealth are facing uncertainties and potential financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PCPCS and Charter Choices recently led a discussion on 2020-2021 preparations and presented information from prior economic downturns in an effort to help you prepare for the upcoming school year and beyond.


December marks the end of the calendar year, and we once again find ourselves planning for the future, but also reflecting on the events of 2019. As we pause to reflect on the months that have passed, we realize that the PCPCS team and the charter community have so much to be proud of!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bear Creek Community Charter School CEO Dispels Charter School Myths

Check out the CEO of Bear Creek Community Charter School’s letter to the editor in which he dispelled myths about public charter schools. We need to see more of these stories to combat the negative rhetoric on charter schools!

NEWS: PCPCS Organizes Counter-Protest to Anti-Cyber Charter School Rally

PCPCS organized a counter-protest to an anti-cyber charter school rally at the Capitol on Tuesday, the same day the House considered a slate of bills that would impose new regulations on the state’s charter sector.
“[These families] are petrified they’re going to be forced to go to a school district that will not work for them,” Ana Meyers,