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ESSA School Report Card on SBOE Agenda

Friday, February 16, 2018
DCPS Standing Ovation and Rubenstein Award winners to be honored

The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, February, 21, 2018, at 5:30 pm in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th Street, NW. State Board members will vote on approval of the proposed content for a new District school report card. Over the past several months, the SBOE has worked with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to develop this proposal for a united school report card system for every public and public charter school. The school report card will contain two kinds of data: information that is required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and information that is important to the residents of the District.

In addition, the State Board will honor the teachers, administrators, staff, and schools who won the 2018 DC Public Schools Standing Ovation and Rubenstein Awards. The SBOE also welcomes Themba Masimini, Deputy Director of Programs, and Marcus Markle, Program Analyst, Corporate Relations & Sponsorship, from the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) to provide an update on summer activity offerings across the District.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at a public meeting may also submit testimony via email at [email protected]. Individuals should furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation.

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.    2018 Standing Ovation and Rubenstein Award Winners Ceremonial Resolution
IX.    ESSA School Report Card Content Proposal (VOTE)
X.    Department of Parks & Recreation Summer Activities Update
XI.    Adjournment

The DC State Board of Education is an independent agency within the executive branch of the Government of the District of Columbia that works to advise the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which is the District’s state education agency. The Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing DC at large, in addition to two student representatives. While OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding, the Board approves education policies, sets academic standards, and determines teacher qualifications. The State Board views its role in the achievement of this mission as one of shared responsibility, whereby it engages families, students, educators, community members, elected officials and business leaders to play a vital role in preparing every child for college and/or career success. More information about the SBOE can be found at