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State Board to Discuss Health Education Standards at April Working Session

Friday, April 1, 2016

The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly working session on April 6, 2016. The meeting will begin at 4:30 pm at 441 4th Street, NW, Room 1114, Washington, DC 20001.

During the meeting, the SBOE will discuss the final Health Education Standards. These revised standards are intended to empower students with skills related to issues such as bullying, behavioral and sexual health, and nutrition. The SBOE has hosted multiple town halls across the District to collect feedback on the standards and engage residents in inclusive policy-making. The SBOE also collaborated with the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE), DC Public Schools, DC Public Charter School Board, the Young Women’s Project, and other organizations to collect feedback from teachers, students, LEA leaders, and others in the community.

In November 2018, the SBOE approved the awarding of a State Diploma for individuals who passed the General Education Development (GED) exams or completed the National External Diploma Program.  Due to the rigor of the new exam, the GED Testing Service has since recommended that states adjust the GED’s passing score. OSSE will bring the matter to the SBOE for discussion at the working session.

Individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to participate in working sessions of the SBOE. If you have comments or suggestions on an issue for the Board, please contact the SBOE staff by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at [email protected]. Individuals should provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation (if any).

The agenda of the meeting is below. Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified or updated without notice. Additional materials for the meeting can be found here.

I. Call to Order
II. Announcement of a Quorum
III. Health Education Standards
IV. GED Passing Score
V. Administrative Items
VI. 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