Mary Levy Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AND THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNCIL  Joint Public Hearing on B23-0199, the “Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” and B23-0281, the “Public Charter School Closure Amendment Act of 2019” Mary Levy      October 2, 2019 As an education finance lawyer, a budget and policy analyst,Continue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Tom Susman Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Testimony of the D.C. Open Government Coalition By Thomas M. Susman, President Before the Joint Hearing of the Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education Of the Council of the District of Columbia On B23-0199 October 2, 2019 Chairman Mendelson, Chairman Grosso and members of the committees. I am Thomas Susman, president of theContinue reading “Tom Susman Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Liz Koenig Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Good afternoon, thank you for the opportunity to testify about the Public School Transparency Amendment Act.  My name is Liz Koenig and I am a Ward 4 DCPS public school teacher and parent and former charter school teacher. I am also a volunteer for EmpowerEd, a teacher advocacy organization. I want to talk about anContinue reading “Liz Koenig Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Sandra Moscoso Testimony  Public Hearing on B23-0199, the “Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” & B23-0281, the “Public Charter School Closure Amendment Act of 2019.” Committee on Education – October 2, 2019 at 10:00AM, JAWB 412 Chairmen Grosso, Mendelson and Councilmembers, I’m Sandra Moscoso, a Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan parent, the School WithoutContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Rebecca Reina Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Testimony of Rebecca Reina Chair of the Ward 1 Education Council to Council of the District of Columbia, Committee on Education, B23-0199, the “Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” and B23-0281, the “Public Charter School Closure Amendment Act of 2019” on 10/2/19 at 10:00 pm, John A. Wilson building, room 412 Hello, I‘m BeckyContinue reading “Rebecca Reina Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Public Hearing Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 Wednesday, October 2, 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. It is a sad state of affairs that the Public SchoolContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Valerie Jablow Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

I am Valerie Jablow, a 14-year DCPS parent. In March 2019, parents at DCI, a DC charter school, apparently received an electronic message from the school[1] asking them to oppose Bill 0199, the subject of today’s hearing–to ensure that FOIA and the open meetings act apply to all publicly funded schools in DC. That messageContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Danica Petroshius Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Testimony of Danica Petroshius Hearing on the Public School Transparency Act of 2019 October 2, 2019 I am a parent of two at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. I am also a taxpayer of every DC local education agency – all 67 of them. As a taxpayer of every single school in our entire publicContinue reading “Danica Petroshius Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

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

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AND THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNCIL  Joint Public Hearing on B23-0046, the “At-Risk School Funding Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” and B23-0239, the “School Based Budgeting and Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” Laura Fuchs, Chair of the Washington Teachers Union Committee on Political Education      JulyContinue reading “Laura Fuchs Testimony – At-Risk School Funding and School Based Budgeting and Transparency Amendment Acts of 2019 – June 26, 2019”

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

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AND THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNCIL  Joint Public Hearing on B23-0046, the “At-Risk School Funding Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” and B23-0239, the “School Based Budgeting and Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” Mary Levy      July 26, 2019 As an education finance lawyer, a budget andContinue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – At-Risk School Funding and School Based Budgeting and Transparency Amendment Acts of 2019 – June 26, 2019”