Upcoming Opportunities to Support DCPS School Staffing and Budgets

Dear DC School Community Members, Thank you for your support in demanding the city maintain the current staffing levels at all DCPS schools for the upcoming school year AND increase funding in schools serving students most impacted by the pandemic. 794 community members from 97 schools across all 8 wards have shown their support. Thank youContinue reading “Upcoming Opportunities to Support DCPS School Staffing and Budgets”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 Payne Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Discussion on what makes a rich curriculum – Jessica Sutter (DC State Board of Education – Ward 6 Representative) SBOE Role: No power over books, approach, etc Purview over state standards: focus on social studies, art, health, pe SBOE Challenges: Not sure what is being taughtContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – June 18, 2019”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019 Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, 215 G St. NE, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Theodora Brown & Raenelle Zapata (Ward 5 Council on Education) and Eboni-Rose Thompson (Ward 7 Education Council) – Ward Council priorities and how we can better support each other Ward 5 We are back! And excited about it!! Please joinContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – April 9, 2019”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 Payne Elementary School, 1445 C Street, SE, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. At-Risk Funding Overview – Betsy Wolf, Amidon-Bowen parent [See presentation] Inequity in school funding in DCPS DCPS funds look like they are equitably allocated across schools in that schools serving greater % at-risk get more funds. But schools serving greater % at-risk alsoContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – December 2018 and January 2019

Miner Elementary School – 601 15th Street, NE January 15, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   2019 Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings, Laura Marks and Anne Phelps Budget Presentation. See presentation. Important to make priorities heard by Mayor before it is transmitted to Council (March 20), as agencies are formulating their budget now. Citizen prioritiesContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – December 2018 and January 2019”

Upcoming hearings, Performance and Budget Hearing schedules – Jan-Feb 2019

Good afternoon – The Council’s Performance Oversight and Budget Oversight schedules are now out, so I wanted to pass those along (attached) and flag a few other hearings of interest. Coming up on Friday, the Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education will hold a hearing on the issue of At-Risk School FundingContinue reading “Upcoming hearings, Performance and Budget Hearing schedules – Jan-Feb 2019”