Liz Koening Testimony – At-Risk School Funding and School Based Budgeting and Transparency Amendment Acts of 2019 – June 26, 2019

Liz Koenig  Public Testimony on B23-0046 and B23-0239 June 26, 2019 Good morning, my name is Liz Koenig, and I am a part of EmpowerEd’s teacher council.  I worked as a charter school teacher for seven years and sent my daughter to a charter school for the last two.  The School-Based Budgeting and Transparency BillContinue reading “Liz Koening Testimony – At-Risk School Funding and School Based Budgeting and Transparency Amendment Acts of 2019 – June 26, 2019”

School Transparency Bills: Discussion with Councilmember Allen – May 20, 2019

Summary of Discussion with Councilmember Allen regarding School Transparency Bills. Meeting was hosted by the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization on Tuesday, May 20, 2019. Resources: Testimony support from EmpowerEd for June 26 and October 2: http://bit.ly/TransparencyTestimony School Transparency Bills under DC Council discussion: Introduced by CM Charles Allen: Public School Transparency Amendment ActContinue reading “School Transparency Bills: Discussion with Councilmember Allen – May 20, 2019”

Iris Bond Gill Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Iris Bond Gill Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education Thursday, April 25, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to testify at this Joint Budget Oversight Hearing. Like so many parents in this city, I have children in both a DCPS and a charter school. IContinue reading “Iris Bond Gill Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

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”