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Overview of #ESSA Statewide Plan and Leadership Elections on Agenda at January Public Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2017

(Washington, DC)- The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on January 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th Street, NW. Board members will continue their important work related to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). During this meeting, the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) will provide an overview of the major components of the consolidated statewide plan required by ESSA. In addition to school accountability, the consolidated plan includes sections on long-term goals, consultation and performance management, academic assessments, and supporting educators and students.

ESSA implementation begins in the 2017-18 school year. Working together, the SBOE and OSSE are continuing to gather input on the design and development of the new accountability system. Interested parties can still submit testimony regarding ESSA. The SBOE welcomes comments from students, parents, teachers, school leaders, organizations and residents. To provide comment at our public hearing, please email us at [email protected] by noon on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. You may also submit written testimony via email. For more information about ESSA, please visit and

The SBOE will also vote to elect a new president and vice president for 2017-2018. The members of the SBOE will formulate a structure for upcoming policy, assessment, student advisory, governance, and engagement committees to help achieve the goals of increasing equity and academic excellence in public education here in the District.

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

  1. Call to Order
  2. Announcement of a Quorum
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Administrative Items
    1. Leadership Elections (VOTE)
      1. Class Photo
    2. Approval of Minutes
    3. Committee Resolution
    4. Ombudsman Employees Residency Waiver Resolution
  5. Comments from the President of the DC State Board of Education
  6. Comments from the State Superintendent of Education
  7. Public Comments
  8. Every Student Succeeds Act
  9. 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