Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets Cathy Reilly on Behalf of the Ward 4 Education Alliance April 2, 2021, 9:30am Thank you for this opportunity to testify on the DCPS local school budgets.  My name is Cathy Reilly and I am here testifying on behalf of the Ward 4Continue reading “Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

ANC4B01 – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Testimony of Evan Yeats on Behalf of ANC4B01 Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Dear Chair Mendelson and Councilmembers: Thank you for the opportunity to submit this written testimony. This testimony is largely based Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Priorities, passed unanimouslyContinue reading “ANC4B01 – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Ward 7 Education Council – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Dr. Marla M. Dean Testimony on Behalf of Ward 7 Education Council Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Good Morning Chairman Mendelson, Councilmembers and Council Staff. Thank you for the opportunity to come before you this morning. I am Dr. Marla M. Dean, ED/CEO ofContinue reading “Ward 7 Education Council – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Mary Levy Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Mary Levy Testimony Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am As an education finance lawyer, a budget and policy analyst, and a DCPS parent, I have studied DCPS local school and overall budgets for 40 years.  When DCPS posted proposed local school budgets for next year,Continue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Ward 1 Education Council Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

On Behalf of the Ward 1 Education Council Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Good morning Chairman and Councilmembers. My name is Alexandra Simbana, a parent of a 3rd grader at Cleveland Elementary, a member of my school’s LSAT and member of the Ward 1Continue reading “Ward 1 Education Council Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Ward 2 Education Council Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Chairman and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, treasurer of the Ward 2 Education Council and a parent of two students at School Without Walls High School.  I am here to ask that you support funding our schools so they are able to maintain current staffing levels and to also invest more in schools hardest hitContinue reading “Ward 2 Education Council Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

I am Valerie Jablow, Ward 6 resident and DCPS parent testifying on behalf of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization. As you know, DCPS is forcing schools to cut staff and make impossible budget choices for the 21-22 school year, the first year of recovery after more than one year of disrupted learning dueContinue reading “Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Valerie Jablow Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

My name is Valerie Jablow, and as a DCPS parent, I am testifying about DCPS; the charter board; DME; and OSSE. That’s 3 minutes to address the performance of four agencies handling more than $2 BILLION annually—45 seconds per agency or about $11 million per second. As a public witness, I am theoretically like everyoneContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

If you had asked me in June to come up with the worst reopening plan imaginable, I’m not sure I could have done as amazing a job as DCPS. It’s almost art.   After promising us soap at the onset of the pandemic – mind you- after one of the worst flu seasons our school hadContinue reading “Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

Chairman and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, a parent of two students at School Without Walls High School, president of the school’s Home and School Association, secretary of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization, and treasurer of the Ward 2 Education Council.  A lot has gone wrong this year, but I want to focusContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”