FY17 School Budget Tool: DCPS school budgets comparable and transparent

The Coalition for Public Schools & Communities (C4DC) and Code for DC released a School Budget Tool with all schools’ FY17 budget data (and comparisons to FY16 and FY15). In the post, “C4DC Budget Tool & the FY17 DC School Budget Data in Context,” C4DC analysis on the tool shows that despite FY17 increases, some schools have reducedContinue reading “FY17 School Budget Tool: DCPS school budgets comparable and transparent”

Testimony by Sandra Moscoso at the Education Committee public hearing on B21-0115, Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2015 Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am submitting this testimony as a DC Charter School Parent, a DC Public Schools Parent, and a member of the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO). My message to Council and your influence over transparency of DC public charter school fiscal transparency is simple: EnsureContinue reading “Testimony by Sandra Moscoso at the Education Committee public hearing on B21-0115, Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2015 Wednesday, October 14, 2015”

Testimony of Suzanne Wells before the Council of the District of Columbia Education Committee Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment of 2015, B21-0115 October 14, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment of 2015. My name is Suzanne Wells. I am the founder of the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization, and my daughter is a fifth grader in the Tyler Elementary Spanish Immersion program. It is important to strengthen the transparencyContinue reading “Testimony of Suzanne Wells before the Council of the District of Columbia Education Committee Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment of 2015, B21-0115 October 14, 2015”

Testimony of Elizabeth Bacon at the Education Committee Public Hearing on B21-0115, Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2015

Councilmember Grosso and the Committee on Education: Thank you for holding this hearing today as a public discussion of transparency and fiscal responsibility for our public schools. This is an important, although sometimes difficult, issue that we must address to be better stewards of the $1.4 million we spend in public money on our educationContinue reading “Testimony of Elizabeth Bacon at the Education Committee Public Hearing on B21-0115, Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2015”

Committee on Education DRAFT Report and Recommendations on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget for Agencies under Its Purview

> DRAFT Committee on Education FY16 Budget Report [PDF] as released May 13, 2015 > Facility Analysis Table [PDF] based on Councilmember Grosso’s proposed factors and measures for prioritizing projects in the FY2016-2021 Capital Improvement Plan > Recommendations and amendments to be voted on in Committee on Education Budget Markup, May 14, 2015

Bike to School Day: May 6th!

On Wednesday, May 6th, families from Capitol Hill schools will have our annual bike-to-school gathering at Lincoln Park at 7:30am. Join us! Grab a snack! Guest speakers, performers, and sponsors will round out the Lincoln Park Bike-to-School event: Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will kick off the festivities The J.O. Wilson Elementary School Cheerleaders and the Tyler Elementary SchoolContinue reading “Bike to School Day: May 6th!”

Testimony by Suzanne Wells at the Public School Charter Board Hearing, April 20, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to testify this evening. My name is Suzanne Wells. I am a resident of the District of Columbia, and I have a daughter who is a fourth grader in the Tyler Elementary Spanish Immersion program.   I have been a strong supporter of my neighborhood public schools, and believe the publicContinue reading “Testimony by Suzanne Wells at the Public School Charter Board Hearing, April 20, 2015”

Letter to the Editor by CHPSPO founder, Suzanne Wells: Put controls in place regarding the approval of new D.C. public charters

The following letter to the editor, Put controls in place regarding the approval of new D.C. public charters, appeared online in the Washington Post on March 27, 2015. In the March 22 Local Opinions commentary “Why charters need traditional schools,” the executive director and the former chairman of the D.C. Public Charter School Board claimed, “WeContinue reading “Letter to the Editor by CHPSPO founder, Suzanne Wells: Put controls in place regarding the approval of new D.C. public charters”