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SBOE Welcomes School Climate Panelists

Friday, April 5, 2019
April 9 ESSA Task Force meeting agenda released

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, April 9, 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 welcomes representatives from the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) and Education Counsel to hear about school climate measures and recent work in other states. Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will provide an update on school climate as it relates to the District’s accountability framework. 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 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.

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

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

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