For Immediate Release
Contact: Jesse B Rauch, Executive Director, 202.741.0884
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DISCUSS REVISED PROPOSED RULES THAT PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PATHWAYS FOR CREDIT ATTAINMENT, VOTE TO BE CONSIDERED
Washington, DC – The District of Columbia State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:30pm (note time change) to discuss revisions to proposed rules from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) that would provide multiple pathways for students to earn credit towards graduation. The proposed pathways include the existing seat-time model and processes for credit advancement and credit recovery. OSSE is also proposing an application-based program that would allow early adopting local education agencies (LEAs) to implement a competency-based learning system. After discussion, the State Board will consider taking a vote on the revised proposed rules. A copy of the revised proposed rules is attached and is available here.
In addition, the State Board will utilize a portion of the meeting to recognize and honor Board members who are leaving the State Board for providing outstanding service and leadership to the District of Columbia. In addition, the State Board will also honor the life and legacy of Marion S. Barry, a former member and President of the D.C. Board of Education.
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:30pm (note time change) at 441 4th Street NW in the Old Council Chambers. All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony.
Prior to the start of the public meeting, pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, D.C. Official Code §2-575(b)(4), the State Board has scheduled a closed meeting at 4:15pm to consult with the State Board’s attorney about pending issues related to the proposed rules.
Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at the meeting are asked to notify State Board staff in advance by phone at 202.741.0888 or by email at [email protected] and furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting. They should also 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 meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.
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