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SBOE Announces Fourth #ESSA Task Force Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017
November Working Session Agenda Also Released

(Washington, DC)  The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its fourth Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will provide an update on feedback received from recently held community focus groups on a new school report card. In addition, Dr. Lillian Lowery of The Education Trust will deliver a presentation to task force members on equity.

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. More information about the work of the task force can be found at sboe.dc.gov/essa.

On November 6, 2017, the SBOE will hold its monthly working session. The working session will be held at 6 pm in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. The Chairs of the High School Graduation Requirements Task Force and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force will brief State Board members on the progress of work completed thus far. State Board members and staff will also provide an overview of their experience at the 2017 National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) conference, being held this week in Atlanta, Georgia.

The public is welcome to attend the working session. However, individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to speak or participate during the working session. Individuals and representatives of organizations may submit written testimony for consideration by the SBOE. Written testimony may also be submitted by email at [email protected].

The draft agenda for the working session 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. High School Graduation Requirements Task Force Update
  4. ESSA Implementation & Task Force Update
  5. SBOE Policies and Procedures Update
  6. NASBE Conference Debrief
  7. Budget Enhancements
  8. Committee Updates
  9. Office Reports
  10. 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 sboe.dc.gov.