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Credit Recovery on SBOE Agenda

Friday, March 16, 2018
Wendt Center, School-Based Mental Health Professionals & DCPS Ski Program to be Honored

Washington, DC- The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th Street, NW. State Board members will convene a panel to discuss the current state of credit recovery policies here in the District. The panel will include Dr. Jordan Rickles, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research; Jennifer Zinth, High School & STEM Director, Education Commission of the States; and Laterica Quinn, Equity and Fidelity Senior Specialist, DC Public Charter School Board.

In honor of National Social Work Month, the State Board will recognize District mental health professionals and grief counselors from the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing with a ceremonial resolution. State Board members understand that mental health is an important priority for educators and policymakers across the District of Columbia and the nation. The Wendt Center provides on-site responses to schools, agencies, and other institutions following violence, trauma, and death of staff, students, or others, as well as consultation to schools, hospitals, and other institutions to design and develop programs in anticipation of traumatic events.

In 2018, over 100 students in grades 4 through 12 representing 18 schools competed in this year’s District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) ski championships at Liberty Mountain Resort in southern Pennsylvania. The SBOE will honor this year’s winners in their age and skill divisions. Additionally, State Board members will commemorate Public Schools Week, a bipartisan initiative of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, held March 12-16, 2018, which helps to celebrate the innovative and impactful things happening in public education in the United States.

All students, parents, and 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 Board staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at [email protected] no later than 48 hours in advance of the meeting. 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.

The draft agenda of the meeting is below. Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified or updated without notice.

I.     Call to Order
II.    Announcement of a Quorum
III.   Approval of the Agenda
IV.   Approval of the Minutes
V.    Comments from the President of the DC State Board of Education
VI.   Comments from the State Superintendent of Education
VII.  Public Comment
VIII. Wendt Center and School-Based Mental Health Professionals Ceremonial Resolution
IX.   DCPS Ski Program Recognition Ceremonial Resolution
X.    Public Schools Weeks Ceremonial Resolution
XI.   Credit Recovery in District Schools
XII.  Adjournment

More information about the SBOE can be found at