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SBOE to Hear Update on Work of ESSA Task Force

Friday, April 26, 2019
May 1 Working Session agenda released

Washington, DC - The D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its regular monthly working session on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 5 pm in Room 1114 at 441 Fourth St. NW. State Board members will hear an update on the work of its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force and share updates from their monthly working group meetings. The working session will be streamed live via Periscope for community members who are unable to attend in person.

Earlier this month, task force members welcomed representatives from the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) and Education Counsel to learn more about school climate measures and recent work in other states. Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) provided an update on school climate as it relates to the District’s accountability framework.

Representing residents from all eight wards of the city, SBOE has conducted community and stakeholder engagement work related to ESSA since the creation of the District’s state ESSA plan in 2017. The task force will make recommendations to the State Board on equity in education in the subject areas of academic rigor, leadership, and school resources and funding in June 2019.

Working groups provide an opportunity for members to discuss key issues and focus areas that the State Board has identified as priorities for 2019. These discussions provide members the opportunity to share thoughts, recommendations, and potential next steps for the SBOE.

Next Working Group Meetings

  • Teacher Retention - May 17 at 10 am, 441 4th St. NW, Room 1112
  • Rich Curriculum - May 28 at 5 pm, 441 4th St. NW, Room 1112
  • Research - May 28 at 6:15 pm, 441 4th St. NW, Room 1112
  • Social Studies - May 28 at 7:30 pm, 441 4th St. NW, Room 1112

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.   Office of the Student Advocate Update
IV.   Leadership Report
V.    Executive Director’s Report
VI.   ESSA Update
VII.  Working Group Reports
VIII. New Business & Other Discussion
XI.   Adjournment

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.