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SBOE Welcomes DCPS Chancellor Ferebee to Working Session

Friday, March 29, 2019
OSSE to update State Board on ESSA accountability plan

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its regular monthly working session on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5 pm in Room 1114 at 441 Fourth St. NW. State Board members look forward to the opportunity to learn more about Dr. Ferebee’s vision for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Members will also hear an update from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) on improvements and additions to the state accountability framework. 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.   Working Group Reports
IV.   Discussion with DCPS Chancellor
V.    OSSE Presentation on ESSA Related Items
VI.   Leadership Report
VII.  Executive Director’s Report
VIII. New Business & Other Discussion
IX.   Adjournment

Please note that the April public meeting will be held on April 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm. due to spring break.

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