DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Bernetta Reese, Watkins ES

Good morning.  My name is Bernetta Reese and I am here to represent 540 students at Watkins Elementary.  I have 2 students in the first and third grade at the school. As a parent and representative of my school community, I want to say to you today that I am disappointed that Mayor Gray’s budgetContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Bernetta Reese, Watkins ES”

Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Valerie Jablow

I am Valerie Jablow, and my two children attend the Capitol Hill Cluster School, which has 1,200 students from preK through grade 8. Like many in DC, our school’s budget has been cut, resulting in numerous teacher layoffs. Our PTA now projects spending a majority of its money this coming school year to pay forContinue reading “Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Valerie Jablow”