W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education

DCPS Budgets dropped this week! Thank you to Laura Marks, chief of staff to Councilmember Charles Allen, Anne Phelps, DC Council Counsel and Senior Advisor, and Jonathan Antista, Deputy Director for Budget, in the DC Council Office of the Budget Director (Starting at 35:48 Mins) Find the Budget Presentation HERE. Thank you,  Patricia Stamper, EmpowerEdContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm

W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 pm.  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 emailContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm”

LaJoy Johnson-Law Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies

TESTIMONY for Committee on Education Budget Oversight Proposed FY 21 Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for all Education Agencies June 4, 2020  LaJoy Johnson-Law, Ward 8 parent and disability and education advocate Good Afternoon Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Grosso and the Committee on Education. My name is LaJoy Johnson-Law (Ms. Law), and I am a community memberContinue reading “LaJoy Johnson-Law Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies

Committee of the Whole Committee on Education Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for all Education Agencies June 4, 2020 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at the joint budget oversight hearing for all education agencies.  My name is Suzanne Wells, and I’m the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO).  OurContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies”

Sarah Wolf Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing

Sarah Wolf, Peabody Elementary School  Testimony to the DCPS Public Budget Hearing, October 29, 2019 Good evening Chancellor Ferebee and Deputy Chancellor Maisterra My name is Sarah Wolf and I am the parent of a kindergarten student at Peabody Elementary School. I have been a DC resident since 2003 and currently live in Ward 6.Continue reading “Sarah Wolf Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Digital Equity and Financial Literacy Council Hearing

Education Committee Public Hearing District of Columbia Public Schools Student Technology Equity Act of 2019, B23-0196 November 6, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.  My name is Suzanne Wells, and I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization. Ward 6 parents have been at the forefront of advocatingContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Digital Equity and Financial Literacy Council Hearing”

Scott Goldstein Testimony – Digital Equity and Financial Literacy Council Hearing

Testimony on Digital Equity and Financial Literacy in Washington, DC Scott Goldstein- Executive Director, EmpowerEd November 5, 2019   Good Afternoon Chairman Grosso and Chairman Mendelson. I am here to support and call for strengthening the Student Technology Equity Act before you today. I also strongly support the financial literacy bill and its pilot program,Continue reading “Scott Goldstein Testimony – Digital Equity and Financial Literacy Council Hearing”

Ward 6 Checklist for Budget Legislation

Checklist for budget legislation Below are some priorities for future budget legislation from Ward 6 parents   On transparency of school budgets: ☐ Ensure the public has sufficient data to identify exactly how “at-risk” funds are allocated and spent at each school, for both DCPS and charter schools. ☐ Report for each school the amount ofContinue reading “Ward 6 Checklist for Budget Legislation”

Jessica Sutter Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing

DCPS Public Budget Hearing Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Maury Elementary School Thank you Chancellor Ferebee for the chance to speak this evening. My name is Jessica Sutter and I am honored to represent Ward 6 on the DC State Board of Education. I am testifying today in my personal capacity. Over the past year I’veContinue reading “Jessica Sutter Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing”

Cathy Reilly Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing

DCPS Public Budget Hearing October 29, 2019 Cathy Reilly for the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators Thank you for this opportunity I am here as the Executive Director of SHAPPE. I also facilitate the Ward 4 Ed Alliance and am a member of C4DC (Communities for DC Public Schools (C4DC) We areContinue reading “Cathy Reilly Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing”