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DC State Board of Education Announces Agenda Items for January Public Meeting

Friday, January 15, 2016

Washington, DC- The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will be meeting in a Public Meeting on January 20, 2015 to discuss a number of important items.  The meeting will begin at 5:30pm at 441 4th Street, NW, Old Council Chambers, Washington, D.C. 20001.  

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]. Individuals should furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting and bring fifteen (15) copies of their written statements with them to the meeting and are encouraged to submit one (1) electronic copy in advance.
The agenda of the meeting is below.  Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified or updated without notice. 

  • Call to Order                                                                                            
  • Announcement of a Quorum                                                                              
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Items
  • Leadership Elections (Vote)
  • 2015 Year in Review Report (Vote)
  • Comments from the President, SBOE                                                     
  • Comments from the Superintendent, OSSE                                            
  • Public Comments                                                                                   
  • State Diploma Final Regulations (Vote)
  • High School Credit Flexibility Proposed Regulations
  • Alissa Peltzman, Vice President, State Policy & Implementation Support
  • David Tansey, Math Teacher, Dunbar Senior High School
  • Heather Wathington, Chief Executive Officer, Maya Angelou Schools and See Forever Foundation
  • Paul Kihn, former Deputy Superintendent, the School District of Philadelphia 
  • Health Standards
  • Panel 1
    • Donna Anthony, Assistant Superintendent for Health & Wellness, Office of the State Superintendent of Education
    • TDB, District Department of Behavioral Health
  • Panel 2
    • Abigail Koerner, 11th grade, Wilson Senior High School
    • James Peters, 12th grade, Columbia Heights Education Campus
    • Rahel Mideksa, 11th grade, Columbia Heights Education Campus
    • Jhirbron Tonge, 12th grade, School Without Walls
  • Pre-Kindergarten Enhancement and Expansion Funding Regulations
  • Bridgett Hall, Director at Big Mama’s Child Development Center
  • Dr. Carol Bristel, Director at Sunshine Early Learning Center
  • Adjournment                                                                                              

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