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SBOE Announces First #ESSA Task Force Meeting

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Members to meet through 2019

Washington, DC—The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its first Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6 pm in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. The 29 members of the task force will begin their important work of devising education policy recommendations related to the District’s implementation of ESSA.

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

I.    Welcome and Introductions
II.    Presentation of Existing DC Report Cards

i.    DC Public Schools
ii.    Public Charter School Board
iii.    Learn DC – Collaboration  (OSSE, DME, DCPS, PCSB)
iv.    My School DC
v.    GreatSchools  

III.    Questions and Answers for DC Report Card Panel
IV.    Discussion
V.    Group Activity
VI.    Next Steps and Adjourn

Under the leadership of Ward 4 representative Dr. Lannette Woodruff, the task force will advise the SBOE over the next two years on implementation of DC’s ESSA plan. Task force members include parents, community leaders, education agency leaders, students, teachers, school leaders, and nonprofit personnel who work in relevant fields. The task force will divide into four subcommittees that will address school report cards, access and opportunity measures, high school growth measures, and school climate pilots. Task Force meetings will continue on a monthly basis for the duration of the members’ two-year commitment. For updated information regarding ESSA, please visit sboe.dc.gov/essa.

All task force meetings are open to the public. However, individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to speak or participate during task force sessions. District residents may stay involved and provide input throughout this process in a variety of ways. Individuals and representatives of organizations may submit written testimony or information for consideration by the task force by emailing [email protected]. The task force meeting will be streamed live via Periscope for those community members who are unable to attend in person.