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SBOE ESSA Task Force Continues Work on Final Recommendations

Friday, February 8, 2019
February 12 meeting agenda released

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its next Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting at 6 pm in Room 1117 at 441 Fourth St. NW. During this meeting, the task force will continue its work towards developing committee recommendations to submit to the State Board this summer. The meeting will be streamed live via Periscope for community members who are unable to attend in person.

On the Agenda:

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]. For the latest updates on the task force’s work, please visit sboe.dc.gov/essa.

Every year, the DC Council holds hearings for District agencies to ensure they are properly serving residents. The DC State Board of Education has its hearing before the Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education on February 12 at 11 am in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. We invite you to testify at the hearing to share your thoughts on the work of the State Board. Information about the work of the State Board can be found on our website. To sign up for the hearing, visit https://bit.ly/2pR9vGI.

Please note that due to winter break for many District schools, SBOE will hold its next monthly public meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. In addition, the March working session has been moved from March 5 to March 6, 2019.

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.