Danielle Drissel Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022

Good evening DCPS Budget Team and Chancellor Ferebee. I am Danielle Drissel, a Ward 6 parent of students at Brent Elementary and Stuart Hobson, I am also a member of W6PSPO and the Capitol Cluster PTA Advocacy Chair but am addressing you in my personal capacity.  I am testifying this evening about the need forContinue reading “Danielle Drissel Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022”

Betsy Wolf Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022

Thank you for the opportunity to testify tonight. Let me start by saying that I believe we have the same goals for all DC students, and that is for all students to flourish. But it’s easy to give lip service to equity, and a lot harder to actually implement equitable policies and allocate resources equitably.Continue reading “Betsy Wolf Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022

My name is Suzanne Wells, and I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization. I am testifying this evening about the need to increase the salaries of Educational Aides in DCPS, school-based technology, and librarians. Based on information from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 2921, theContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022

Good evening DCPS Budget Team and Chancellor Ferebee. I am Sandra Moscoso, a member of the School Without Walls High School Home and School Association (HSA) and LSAT and an officer of the Ward 2 and Ward 6 education councils. Our schools need budget stability. Unfortunately, year after year, central office has not been successfulContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022”

Grace Hu Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022

Grace Hu          November 16, 2022 Digital Equity in DC EducationDigitalEquityDC@gmail.com         DCPS Budget Hearing Good evening. My name is Grace Hu and I am a parent at Amidon-Bowen Elementary. Today I am here on behalf of Digital Equity in DC Education, a citywide coalition of parents working to close the digital divide and toContinue reading “Grace Hu Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022”

Juni Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022

My name is Juni—-, and I am a 4th grader at Amidon Bowen Elementary School. I would like to ask you to spend more money on increasing aide and substitute salaries, putting money into computers, and giving schools good materials. I think you should put more money into funding teacher aide and substitute salaries. TeacherContinue reading “Juni Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – Nov 16 2022”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Nov 15 2022

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members, 1. W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, November 15at 7 pm. Anti-Bullying Week is November 14 – 18. At our meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Justin McClain who is the Manager of School Climate and Culture for DCPS. Dr. McClain will discuss the work being doneContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Nov 15 2022”

Scott Goldstein EmpowerEd Testimony – COW Hearing on Teacher Turnover – Oct 25 2022

Testimony on Teacher and Principal Retention & Data Warehouse Amendment Act October 25, 2022 Scott Goldstein, Executive Director, EmpowerEd Good Afternoon Chairman Mendelson and Council Members. Today marks the third council hearing on teacher and principal retention in four years and the second on the Data Warehouse Amendment Act. At all of the previous hearings,Continue reading “Scott Goldstein EmpowerEd Testimony – COW Hearing on Teacher Turnover – Oct 25 2022”