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Outreach and Advocacy

About the Outreach and Advocacy Standing Committee

The Outreach and Advocacy Standing Committee monitors and provides recommendations related to:

  1. State policies for parental involvement
  2. State policies for supplemental education service providers
  3. The list of charter school accreditation organizations
  4. The list of private placement accreditation organizations
  5. Oversee bi-annual parent advisory group
  6. Follow up on Board resolutions and proposed legislation

As of October 19, 2022:

Chair: Carlene Reid, Ward 8
Members: China Jones-Burgess, Student Representative; Anthony Wages, Student Representative, Téa Washington, Student Representative, Emily Gasoi, Ward 1; Frazier O’Leary, Ward 4; Eboni-Rose Thompson, Ward 7; Jessica Sutter, Ward 6 (ex-officio*)

*The SBOE President sits as an ex-officio member on all committees

Meeting Information:
Find the joining information for the State Board’s committee meetings on our events page.
All committee meetings are recorded and uploaded to the State Board’s YouTube channel. Meeting materials are posted here. Learn more about committee assignments here.


Family Engagement Standards and Parental Involvement

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the District of Columbia must meet certain minimum requirements for family engagement. Local education agencies receiving Title I funds in particular must meet certain obligations under the federal law. The State Board is committed to approving and maintaining state standards that promote effective and enriching parent and family engagement in all District schools.

For more on standards for family engagement in schools, visit the National Parent Teacher Association website.