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SBOE #DCGradReqs Task Force Announces Next Meeting

Friday, March 9, 2018
Members to Discuss Technical Changes to Requirements

Washington, DC - The SBOE High School Graduation Requirements Task Force will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. During this meeting, the task force will make decisions on technical changes to the requirements, choose a final direction on personal learning plans for students before grade nine and continue to discuss perspectives related to multiple pathways of attaining and demonstrating mastery related to the high school diploma. The task force is set to conclude its work next month.

This task force marks an historic citywide effort to review, analyze and, as necessary, make thoughtful, implementable recommendations to adjust DC’s high school graduation requirements for all DCPS and public charter school students. Under the leadership of Ward 1 representative Laura Wilson Phelan and Ward 8 representative Markus Batchelor, the members of the task force mirror our school-aged population, with half of the task force members living or working East of the Anacostia River.

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] or by filling out this online form. Members of the public can also request to join our discussion group here to share input regarding the work of the task force.

For the latest updates on the work of the task force, please visit