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Friday, July 12, 2019
Members will vote on high school growth proposal response at July public meeting

(Washington, DC) - The D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 5:30 pm in the Old Council Chambers at 441 Fourth St. NW. During this meeting, SBOE members will welcome exemplary teachers from the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools who were awarded and recognized for their significant teaching contributions over the past year. Members will also vote on a response to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) high school growth metric proposal and an implementation plan for upcoming State Board priorities.

The panel will include:

  • Gary Hamilton (3rd grade teacher at Wheatley Education Campus) ~ 2019 Rubenstein Winner for Excellence in Teaching
  • Kelly Harper (3rd grade teacher at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School) ~ 2019 D.C. Teacher of the Year
  • Justin Lopez-Cardoze (Life Science teacher at Capital City Public Charter School) ~ 2020 D.C. Teacher of the Year finalist
  • Daniel Spruill (Music educator at Center City Public Charter Schools-Brightwood Campus) ~ 2020 D.C. Teacher of the Year finalist

At the June working session, OSSE brought a proposal to the State Board for including high school growth in the STAR Framework. The proposal would establish a growth measure in the School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework for District high schools after community input on the proposal, contingent on approval from the SBOE and the U.S. Department of Education. Academic growth, the progress a student makes over a particular time period, is one of the indicators used by the District in its STAR Framework and in used by the District for elementary and middle schools.

Meeting Information

All meeting documents can be accessed on the SBOE information-sharing site. The public meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) and will be streamed live via Periscope for those community members who are unable to attend in person.

Public Testimony

All students, parents, educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony at public meetings. Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at a public meeting are asked to notify State Board staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at [email protected] no later than 5 pm on Monday, July 15. An electronic copy of testimony must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Individuals are asked to furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any. Individuals must also bring at least fifteen (15) copies of their written statements with them to the meeting.

Public Meeting Draft Agenda

I.        Call to Order

II.       Announcement of a Quorum

III.      Approval of the Agenda & Minutes

IV.      Comments from the President of the D.C. State Board of Education

V.       Comments from the State Superintendent of Education

VI.      Public Comment

VII.     District Teachers Panel

VIII.    Administrative Items (VOTE)

          i.    SR 19-6 FY2021 Budget

          ii.   SR 19-7 Implementation of State Board Priorities

          iii.  SR 19-8 High School Growth

IX.      Adjournment

*Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified, or updated without notice.

Please be advised that there will be no public meeting in August.

About the SBOE

The D.C. State Board of Education is an independent agency within the Government of the District of Columbia that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the District’s state education agency. The State Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing D.C. at large, and two appointed student representatives. The State Board approves statewide education policies and sets academic standards, while OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding. More information about the SBOE can be found at sboe.dc.gov.