W6PSPO Meets Tuesday May 16 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,

1.  W6PSPO May 16, 7 pm meeting
This month we’ll be joined by Carolyn Bowen, a Payne parent who serves as a citywide community member on the Advisory Committee on Student Assignment and Boundaries.  Carolyn will discuss the committee’s guiding principles and the Committee’s work to date.  We will also be joined by Keesha Ceran, Associate Director, Teaching for Change, who will discuss the DC Area Teach Truth Day of Action (see attached one-pager) scheduled for June 10.  Finally, we will discuss forming an agenda planning committee for W6PSPO.
If you registered for a previous W6PSPO meeting, the link you received for that meeting will work for this and future W6PSPO meetings.  If you don’t already have the meeting link, you can register at

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOqsqDorHdOqNZKiWVfvLL0TPp_az3Wp.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2.  Boundary Study Virtual Town Hall Meetings
The DME is holding two virtual town hall meetings that will provide an overview of the study process, goals, timeline, and give the public an opportunity to provide feedback about guiding principles and challenges around clear student assignments to by-right schools and feeder pathways.

Visit the DME Virtual Town Hall Series website to learn more about what to expect at the meetings. Recordings of the town halls will also be available on the site. The DME will hold more town halls in the summer and fall.  In the meantime, you are invited to share your thoughts on the boundary process, view some Frequently Asked Questions about both the MFP 2023 and Boundary Study or contact the DME at DME.planning@dc.gov.

3.  State Board of Education May 17 Public Meeting State Board will hold a public meeting on May 17 starting at 5:30 pm. This month’s meeting will focus on student safety.  The SBOE is planning to draft a State of School Safety Report. There will be panelists speaking on various matters regarding student safety, ranging from School Resource Officers to the current resources or initiatives at our schools.  The public is encouraged to testify.  You can sign up to testify here. You must sign up to testify 48 hours before the meeting.SBOE meetings are held in person at the Marion S. Barry, Jr. Building (441 4th St NW), and are live-streamed on the District Knowledge Network, which can be accessed online (Live) or on Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.

Hope to see you at our meeting on Tuesday.

Suzanne Wells


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