Suzanne Wells Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Suzanne Wells Committee of the Whole and Education’s Budget Oversight hearing of the Deputy Mayor for Education April 25, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.  My name is Suzanne Wells.  I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization, and the parent of an 8th grader atContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Sandra Moscoso  Committee of the Whole and Education’s Budget Oversight hearing of the Deputy Mayor for Education April 25, 2019 Good morning Chairmen and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, a parent of students enrolled in Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, and School Without Walls and formerly, BASIS DC. I am also secretary ofContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Heather Schoell Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Heather Schoell, Eastern Parent of Two/PTO Treasurer/LSAT Parent Rep DME Budget Oversight Hearing April 25, 2019 Each mayor and chancellor have asked for parent input, but what we say hasn’t seemed to help inform the overarching system. We have dilapidated and opulent schools, each year we have a per-pupil-based budget that isn’t enoughContinue reading “Heather Schoell Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Danica Petroshius Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Danica Petroshius DME Budget Oversight Hearing April 25, 2019 Thank you for holding this hearing and providing us the opportunity to testify. I am Danica Petroshius, a parent of two DCPS students, a member of our LSAT and PTSO, as well as Co-Vice President of the Ward 6 Public School Parents Organization. ParentsContinue reading “Danica Petroshius Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Mark Simon Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Mark Simon, April 25, 2019 Budget Oversight Hearing – Deputy Mayor for Education My name is Mark Simon, Ward 1 resident, former DCPS parent, a life-long educator and now an education policy associate with the Economic Policy Institute. I have come today to praise our new DME for his respectful and energetic outreachContinue reading “Mark Simon Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Tanja Speckmann (Ward 2) Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Budget Oversight Hearing of the District of Columbia Public Schools  Friday, March 29, 2019 I would like to thank the committee for listening to us today. I have been in front of the committee many times before and I do have the feeling we have found an open dialogue and aContinue reading “Tanja Speckmann (Ward 2) Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

LaTesha Hudson Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Budget Oversight Hearing of the District of Columbia Public Schools  Friday, March 29, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am LaTesha Hudson, a parent of four children at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (CHML) and Ward 8 resident. In addition to being a regular volunteer in theContinue reading “LaTesha Hudson Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Mary Levy Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Budget Oversight Hearing of the District of Columbia Public Schools  Friday, March 29, 2019 As an education finance lawyer, a budget and policy analyst, and a DCPS parent, I have studied DCPS data and policies for almost 40 years, including the period when both our daughters were going through DCPS, fromContinue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Frank Nickerson Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Budget Oversight Hearing of the District of Columbia Public Schools  Friday, March 29, 2019 Frank Nickerson – Member, Capitol Hill Montessori Parent Student Teacher Organization   Hello, I am Frank Nickerson, Ward 6 parent to a daughter in 2nd grade and attending Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (CHML) I am gratefulContinue reading “Frank Nickerson Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Rebecca Reina Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Budget Oversight Hearing of the District of Columbia Public Schools  Friday, March 29, 2019 Hello, I‘m Becky Reina, Chair of the Ward 1 Education Council. Our Education Council is a volunteer organization that advocates for a stronger public education system that supports all our students and families, while assuring we safeguardContinue reading “Rebecca Reina Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”