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SBOE to Discuss Teacher Retention Recommendations at Working Session

Friday, January 4, 2019

Contact:
Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist
(202) 741-0888

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its regular monthly working session on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5 pm in Room 1114 at 441 Fourth St. NW. State Board members will discuss prospective recommendations related to its work on teacher and principal retention and hear an update on the outreach plan for engaging families with the new DC school report card website from representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

The working session will be streamed live via Periscope for community members who are unable to attend in person. While working sessions are open to the public, individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to speak or participate. However, individuals and representatives of organizations may submit written testimony for consideration by the State Board. Written testimony must be submitted by email at [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. To review the agenda and submitted testimony and presentations, please visit our information-sharing website.

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 Update
IV.   Teacher Retention
V.    Administrative Updates
VI.   Other Discussion
VII.  Executive Director's Report
Viii.  Adjournment

Additionally, the SBOE will hold its next Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6 pm in Room 1114 at 441 Fourth St. NW. During this meeting, the task force will hear an update on next steps for outreach on the new DC school report card website and work on committee goals for 2019. Members of the public may attend and observe all task force meetings, but are not permitted to speak or participate during these sessions. 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. For the latest updates on the task force’s work, please visit sboe.dc.gov/essa.

About the SBOE

The DC State Board of Education is an independent agency within the Government of the District of Columbia that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the District’s state education agency. The State Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing DC at large, and two appointed student representatives. The State Board approves statewide education policies and sets academic standards, while OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding. More information about the SBOE can be found at sboe.dc.gov.