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SBOE Announces Next #ESSA Task Force Meeting

Friday, February 2, 2018
February working session agenda also released

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its next Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1117 at 441 4th Street NW. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will provide task force members with an overview of the content proposal for the ESSA school report card. Task force member Josh Boots, Executive Director of EmpowerK12, will present on the 2017 District Equity Reports. After the presentations, task force members will breakout into committee work related to leadership, academic rigor, school resources and funding equity, and school climate.

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 Wednesday, February 7, 2017, the SBOE will hold its monthly working session. The working session will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Room 1117 at 441 4th Street NW. Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will present an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) report card content proposal. The Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education and the Office of the Student Advocate will provide quarterly reports on their progress helping District families. Additionally, Board members will discuss the final Alvarez & Marsal Report released this week on DC Public Schools (DCPS) graduation and attendance outcomes. Read President William’s statement on the report here.

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 Content Proposal
IV.  Ombudsman Quarterly Report
V.   Student Advocate Quarterly Report
VI.  Alvarez & Marsal Final Report Discussion
VII. Committee Updates
VIII.Executive Director’s Report
IX.  Adjournment

The DC State Board of Education is an independent agency within DC government that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which is the District’s state education agency. The Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing DC at large, in addition to two student representatives. The Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, and one member representing DC at large, and two student representatives. The Board approves education policies, sets academic standards, and determines teacher qualifications, while OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding. The SBOE’s role in the achievement of this mission engages families, students, educators, community members, elected officials and business leaders to play a vital role in preparing every child for college and/or career success. More information about the SBOE can be found at sboe.dc.gov.