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SBOE #DCGradReqs Task Force Continues Work on Making Recommendations

Friday, March 16, 2018
Next Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st

Washington, DC - The SBOE High School Graduation Requirements Task Force will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. During this meeting, the task force will continue to formalize the details of the agreed-upon technical changes to the requirements and discuss a balance between ensuring that all students receive targeted graduation supports without putting undue burden on schools. The task force is set to conclude its work by next month.

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.

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.

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