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Let Us Hear You at #ESSA Community Meetings Across the District in February

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) has announced it will co-host a series of upcoming community meetings in all eight wards in the District to collect community input on the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) with the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE). The SBOE needs to hear from District residents during these February meetings on the final draft plan of the accountability portion of ESSA released yesterday for public comment by OSSE.

ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and gives the District more flexibility in advancing educational excellence and providing assistance to schools so that each student has the opportunity for success. The draft plan outlines how schools will put ESSA’s requirements into action, outlining statewide strategies for public education and specifically referencing how the District will support vulnerable groups of students and define quality schools.

Between Jan. 31 and March 3, community members are encouraged to review the final draft plan and submit public comments here. During the month of February, State Board members will engage with the public to hear hearing reactions on the final draft plan during community-based meetings in every ward in the District.

Registration links and flyers for all meetings are listed below:

Ward Date Time Location Registration Flyers
1 & 2 Feb. 7 7-8:30 p.m. Cardozo High School
1200 Clifton St. NW
Register English
Amharic
Chinese
French
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
3 Feb. 8 7-8:30 p.m. Wilson High School
3950 Chesapeake St. NW
Register English
Amharic
Chinese
French
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
4 Feb. 16 6:30-8:30 p.m. Barnard Elementary School
430 Decatur St. NW
Register English
Amharic
Chinese
French
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
5 Feb. 22 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brookland Middle School
1150 Michigan Ave. NE
Register English
Amharic
Chinese
French
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
6 Feb. 27 6-8 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 Seventh St. SE
Register English
Amharic
Chinese
French
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
7 Feb. 23 6-7:30 p.m. Department of Employment Services
4058 Minnesota Ave. NE
Register English
Amharic
Chinese
French
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
8 Feb. 28 6-8 p.m. Anacostia Neighborhood Library
1800 Good Hope Road SE
Register English
Amharic
Chinese
French
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese

Download Flyer Including Dates for all Community-Based Meetings:

English | Amharic | Chinese | French | Korean | Spanish | Vietnamese

SBOE looks forward to reviewing the final draft plan and public comments collected with OSSE during its upcoming working sessions and public meetings. To provide comment at our next public hearing on February 15, 2017, please email us at sboe@dc.gov by the close of business on Monday, February 13. A special SBOE vote on the final plan is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017. For more information about ESSA, please visit sboe.dc.gov/essa and osse.dc.gov/essa.

The State Board of Education provides policy leadership, support, advocacy, and oversight of public education to ensure that every student is valued and learns the skills and knowledge necessary to become informed, competent, and contributing global citizens. More information about the SBOE can be found at sboe.dc.gov.