Washington, D.C.—The D.C. State Board of Education (State Board) will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the public meeting will be streamed live on the State Board’s YouTube page for members of the public to attend as a video web conference. Materials for the State Board meetings can be found on our meeting website.
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This committee meeting will be an opportunity for members to discuss key issues and focus areas that the State Board has identified as priorities. The discussions will provide members the opportunity to share thoughts, recommendations, and next steps for the SBOE.
Meeting agenda, documents, and minutes: bit.ly/SBOEMeetingInfo
Topic: Outreach and Advocacy Committee
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial US: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 861 1807 3833
This meeting is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at [email protected].
2022 Meeting Dates:
Jan 14, 2022 01:00 PM
Mar 11, 2022 01:00 PM
Apr 8, 2022 01:00 PM (CANCELLED)
Apr 26, 2022 03:00 PM
May 27, 2022 01:00 PM
Jun 30, 2022 03:00 PM
Jul 28, 2022 03:00 PM
Aug 25, 2022 03:00 PM
Sep 29, 2022 03:00 PM
Oct 27, 2022 03:00 PM
Nov 24, 2022 03:00 PM
Dec 29, 2022 03:00 PM
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 816 7202 4786
International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kdFsnObVI8
The State Board holds its monthly working session. For all meeting agendas, documents, and minutes, please visit: bit.ly/SBOEMeetingInfo
NOTICE 1: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread globally, the State Board is taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our members, staff, and public. Guidance from the mayor recommends that non-essential gatherings be postponed or canceled and has encouraged agencies to adjust their operating status to permit telework and social distancing if possible. Therefore, the State Board has shifted to telework and this meeting will be a web conference.
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February 2: bit.ly/SBOEFebruary2022WS
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April 6: bit.ly/SBOEApril2022WS
May 4: bit.ly/SBOEMay2022WS
June 1: bit.ly/SBOEJune2022WS
July 6: bit.ly/SBOEJuly2022WS
August 3: bit.ly/SBOEAugust2022WS
September 14: bit.ly/SBOESeptember2022WS
October 12: bit.ly/SBOEOctober2022WS
November 2: bit.ly/SBOENovember2022WS
December 7: bit.y/SBOEDecember2022WS
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Testify at our next public meeting
All students, parents, educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony at public meetings, which are held the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm. Individuals who wish to comment at a public meeting are asked to notify Board staff in advance by filling out our form no later than 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Recent Work - Block C
Student Advisory Committee City-Wide Survey Attention all high schoolers! The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) wants to hear from you! This survey seeks to capture D.C. high school students' perspectives on safe passage, mental health, and Covid safety protocols. Encuesta en espanol: https://surveymonkey.com/r/SACSPANISHSurvey in English
Social Studies Standards Revision The State Board, in partnership with the Officer of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), has begun its review and update of the District's social studies standards. The revision process presents an opportunity for the District’s social studies standards to be culturally responsive, anti-racist, to impart important social studies content in the early grades, strengthen student knowledge of democratic principles and values, and promote civic engagement.Learn more
Applications Open for the SY2022–23 Student Advisory Committee (SAC) The SAC serves as the voice of students in the State Board’s work. They are consulted on issues of policy before the Board. Each year, the SAC sends the State Board a report on a matter of importance to District students, providing recommended next steps for the State Board to review and implement. If you're a sophomore, junior, or senior at a D.C. traditional public or public charter school, be sure to apply by June 1, 2022!Learn more