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SBOE to Hear Update on Improvements to ESSA Accountability Plan

Friday, March 8, 2019
March 12 ESSA Task Force meeting agenda released

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the D.C. 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 hear an update from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) on improvements and additions to the state accountability framework, and 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.

Representing residents from all eight wards of the city, SBOE has been leading community and stakeholder engagement work related to ESSA. The task force will make recommendations on equity in education in the subject areas of academic rigor, leadership, and school resources and funding. 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

The Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education will hold a budget oversight hearing on the State Board of Education, Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education, and the Office of the Student Advocate at 11 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building. The Committee invites the public to testify or submit written testimony. Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5 pm Monday, March 25, 2019. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to bring 10-15 copies of their written testimony.

About the SBOE

The D.C. 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 D.C. 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