State Board to Discuss ESSA, Residency Verification

Friday, September 30, 2016

Washington, DC- The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its next working session on October 5, 2016 at 5 pm to discuss a number of important topics. The meeting will be held at 441 4th St NW in Room 1114.

At this working session, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will continue conversations with members of the State Board of Education around the Every Student Succeeds Act.

OSSE will share preliminary findings from its ESSA Accountability Measures Survey, which is open until Oct. 31, 2016, to gather input from LEA leaders and other stakeholders on what measures are important to identify a successful school. The Oct. 5 working session will build on previous conversations with the SBOE and other stakeholders about the vision of a common accountability system for the District, the Federal proposed regulations around accountability, and potential framework structures. At this session, OSSE will share an initial draft accountability framework based on feedback gathered from sessions and surveys implemented to date.

OSSE and SBOE will be engaging a variety of stakeholders through early 2017 on the DC ESSA state plan, which includes the state accountability system. For more information about ESSA, including upcoming engagement opportunities and previous meeting materials, please visit and    

OSSE will also provide an overview to the SBOE new proposed residency regulations. These regulations are designed to clarify the residency policies and procedures required to ensure District residents have access to available seats at local schools, and when extra space is available, non-resident students enrolled in a public school pay non-resident tuition.

The SBOE will also continue discussions of its FY2017 and FY2018 budgets. The SBOE is committed to transparency and appropriate use of taxpayer funds for all of its activities.

The working session is open to the public. However, individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to speak or participate during the working session. Individuals and representatives of organizations may submit written testimony for consideration by the Board. Written testimony may also be submitted by email at [email protected].

The draft agenda of the meeting is below. Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified or updated without notice.

  1. Call to Order & Announcement of a Quorum                                                             
  2. FY17/18 Budget Discussion
  3. Every Student Succeeds Act Accountability Measures
  4. Student Residency Regulations
  5. Committee Reports
  6. Executive Director Report
  7. Adjournment 

The State Board of Education provides policy leadership, support, advocacy, and oversight of public education to ensure that every student is valued and learns the skills and knowledge necessary to become informed, competent, and contributing global citizens. More information about the SBOE can be found at