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SBOE Announces Next #ESSA Task Force Meeting

Friday, December 1, 2017
December Working Session Agenda Also Released

(Washington, DC)- The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its fifth Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6 pm in Room 1117 at 441 4th Street NW. Maya Martin, Executive Director of Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE), Josh Boots, Executive Director of EmpowerK12, and representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will provide task force members with an overview of recently held parent feedback sessions on the school report card. 

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. 

On December 6, 2017, the SBOE will hold it monthly working session. The working session will be held at 5 pm in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. Members will discuss a draft report commemorating the first 10 years of the State Board of Education, to be released later this year. Joyanna Smith, Ombudsman for Public Education, will provide an update on student discipline measures in the District. The Chairs of the High School Graduation Requirements Task Force and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force will also update the Board on their work. 

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.

I. Call to Order

II. Announcement of a Quorum

III. ESSA School Report Card Draft Presentation

IV. Economically Disadvantaged Students Reporting

V. Student Discipline Update

VI. High School Graduation Audit

VII. 10 Years of SBOE Report Draft

VIII. SBOE Policies & Procedures Update

IX. Committee Updates

X. Executive Director’s Report

XI. 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.