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 priorities are captured in decisions.
- Email Jenny Reed firstname.lastname@example.org (Director, Office of Budget & Performance) , John Falcicchio email@example.com (Mayor’s Chief of Staff), (see more on slide 19).
- Look up Mayor’s schedule (https://mayor.dc.gov/newsroom)
- Only chairman has scope to re-fund/fund priorities. Typically, this cannot be done at committee level (committees develop recs).
- Attend hearings: http://www.davidgrosso.org/education-committee/
- Education-related committee changes:
- Grosso is chair; Mendelson somewhat co-chairing. Possibly joint hearings for performance and budget – Education; DCPS, DME, OSSE, Library
- DGS now under Robert White
- Once Mayor’s budget is transmitted to Council, it will be published on https://cfo.dc.gov/ (circa March 20)
- DCPS has slightly different budget timeline; Council does not engage in school-level budget recommendations on Operating budget. However, Council has some discretion on Capital Budget. (See slide 13)
- Of 14.6B, 8B are used locally; education is second largest allocation (18.2%),
- Of 1.67B Capital budget, DCPS 20.9%
- DC Public Library – many opportunities for collaboration w/ DCPS, and libraries need adequate budget support
2. FoodPrints Funding, Jennifer Mampara
- In 13 schools in all wards but ward 3. In Ward 6: Watkins, Peabody, LT, SWS, Tyler – http://freshfarm.org/foodprints.html
- Funded by OSSE, PTAs, Federal Grants, Private Donors, Indiv School Budgets through contract by DCPS Office of School Nutrition Svcs
- At the end of the school year, DCPS contract funds will run out, OSSE grants are for kickstarting (not ongoing) programs
- Requesting from DC Gov, fund existing programs,
- Letters to Mayor, DME, DCPS advocating for food education programming in schools. High demand
- Language to include in testimony. See language.
3. Technology Advocacy, Grace Hu
- Follow @DigitalEquityDC
- Letter to Mayor in DCLine + Petition
4. Wilson Building Visits, Danica Petroshius
- Early to mid Feb; refresh on CHPSPO; set agenda
- ~10 per day + twitter amplifying
- CHPSPO Strategic Plan:
- STAR Rating
5. Chancellor Selection, Group Discussion
6. It’s time for CHPSPO to change its name (come with ideas for names, new logo, etc.), Group Discussion. Suggestions:
- Ward 6 Education Council
- Ward Six Public Schools Parent Organization (WSPSPO)
- Capital Helpers for Public Schools and Parent Organizing (CHPSPO)
- Creative Help for Public School and Parent Organizing (CHPSPO)
Next CHPSPO Meeting: February 12, 2019
Capitol Hill Montessori@Logan – 215 G Street, NE, December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Safe Passages Program, Office of the Student Advocate
- Who is Office of the Student Advocate? See presentation.
- 50% of Ward 6 Requests for Assistance to Student Advocate are re: Safe Passage
- Parent and Family Go To Guide. See guide.
- Safe Passage Toolkit
- Potomac Ave (MPD)
- MPD Daily juvenile conference call
- MPD Detail at L’enfant plaza
- MPD Daily usually start at stadium and l’enfant and follow groups
- Casual/plain clothes anti-terrorism which focus on Eastern Market and Potomac Ave
- Fights/violence are priority; fights can turn into robberies
- MPD Resource Officers focusing on youth advisory council ; suggestions
- School leaders and school staff present at ‘hot points’ can be a deterrent
- Lighting the path; stand out on the street between 3-5
- Advocate for heads of school to join the calls
- Next Steps: Fulcrum host DME, Office of Student Advocate, MPD, and Potomac Ave community planning around Safe Passage. Contact Tom Kavanaugh firstname.lastname@example.org
2. LSAT Coordination, Steve Bowen, Payne LSAT
- What is the best way to coordinate across LSAT members?
- Mailing list
- LSAT training in May; alongside with Council budget presentation
3. School Report Card reactions, Group Discussion – Deferred
4. CHPSPO 2019 Strategic Plan Action Items, Danica Petroshius and Suzanne Wells – Deferred
5. Is it time for CHPSPO to change its name?, Group Discussion – Deferred
Next CHPSPO Meeting: January 15, 2019