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DCPS Strategic Plan On Agenda for SBOE Public Meeting

Friday, October 13, 2017
Members Also Will Remember Zaire Kelly

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th Street NW. The SBOE will begin the meeting by considering a resolution in memory of Thurgood Marshall Academy senior, Zaire Kelly who was senselessly killed on September 20, 2017.

The State Board will also receive an overview of the recently released District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) five-year strategic plan. Dr. Wanda Legrand, Deputy Chancellor for Social-Emotional and Academic Development, and Ms. Shanita Burney, Chief of the Office of Family and Public Engagement for District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), will present a summary of the DCPS strategic plan released by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson. Over the next five years, DCPS envisions a system where “every student feels loved, challenged and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life.”

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 on Monday, October 16, 2017 and should submit one (1) electronic copy of their testimony in advance for the permanent record.

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 Minutes
V.   Comments from the President of the DC State Board of Education
VI.  Comments from the State Superintendent of Education
VII. Public Comment
IX.  Zaire Kelly Memorial Resolution (VOTE)
X.   Resolution Amendments (VOTE)
XI.  DCPS Strategic Plan
XII. 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