Alexandra Simbana Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

Alexandra Simbana Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on Re-Opening District of Columbia Public Schools and District of Columbia Public Charter Schools for School Year 2021-2022 September 21, 2021 Good afternoon Mr. Chairman and Councilmembers. Like many parents, we began the summer with hope about our 9-year-old daughter returning to school in the Fall, andContinue reading “Alexandra Simbana Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Mary Levy Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 2021

Mary Levy Testimony for DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 202 Little specific data on DCPS facilities is issued publicly.  What information there is includes the general condition of each building and its modernization status.  I have combined these with statistics on the at-risk enrollment by school.[1]Continue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 2021”

Heather Schoell Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 2021

Heather Schoell Testimony for DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 2021 Submitted Testimony Followed by Actual Points Made Thank you to the Council for the opportunity to share my perspectives. My name is Heather Schoell and I’m the PTO president of Eastern Senior High School. The pandemicContinue reading “Heather Schoell Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 2021”

Danica Petroshius Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 2021

Danica Petroshius, DCPS Parent Testimony Joint Public Oversight Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During the Re-Opening for School Year 2021-2022 My name is Danica Petroshius and I am a parent of 2 children at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. One of my children is 1 vaccinated and 1 is unvaccinated due to being only 11.Continue reading “Danica Petroshius Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on School Facility Conditions During Reopening for SY2022 – September 28, 2021”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

Sandra Moscoso Testimony on behalf of the DC Open Government Coalition September 21, 2021 Good afternoon Chairman and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, a DC Public Schools (DCPS) parent and a Board Member of the DC Open Government Coalition (DCOGC). Today, I am providing testimony on behalf of the DCOGC highlighting the lack of transparencyContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Grace Hu Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

Grace Hu Digital Equity in DC Education Testimony September 21, 2021 My name is Grace Hu. I am a DCPS parent and one of the co-leads for the Digital Equity in DC Education parent coalition. Since 2018, our parent group has advocated for a comprehensive multi-year technology plan to ensure that all DCPS students andContinue reading “Grace Hu Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Robert Henderson Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

Robert Henderson Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on Re-Opening District of Columbia Public Schools and District of Columbia Public Charter Schools for School Year 2021-2022 September 21, 2021 Thank you for the opportunity to testify at today’s roundtable. My name is Robert Henderson. I am a Ward 5 resident and parent, and vice chairContinue reading “Robert Henderson Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNCIL Roundtable on School Reopening  Elizabeth Callanan Mitchell September 21, 2021 I am testifying here today both as a member of the Executive Committee of the Ward 3 Democrats and as the parent of two DCPS elementary students.  In April 2019, Ward 3 Democrats passedContinue reading “Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Outdoor Public Hearing on DCPS Reopening, Tuesday, 9/21 @ 5 pm

For those who are interested, the DC Caucus of Rank and File Educators is holding an outdoor public hearing on DCPS reopening on Tuesday, September 21, at 5 pm at Watkins Elementary School (420 12th St., SE). The hearing will focus on increasing virtual options for those who want it, more transparency around close contacts/contactContinue reading “Outdoor Public Hearing on DCPS Reopening, Tuesday, 9/21 @ 5 pm”