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State Board to Discuss Teacher Attrition

Monday, October 7, 2019
Residents invited to testify on October 23

Washington, D.C. - The D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) announces an opportunity for members of the public to present their views on teacher attrition at its Wednesday, October 23, 2019 public meeting. Teachers leave classrooms for many reasons, including moving out of the area, changing roles within a school, or moving to another school. Until last year, no information was available in a consolidated public report that showed the amount of movement of teachers in the District of Columbia. The State Board has commissioned an update of the report issued last year (link) so that members of the public and education agencies can continue their work to ensure that all District classrooms have an effective teacher. 

Public comment is welcomed at all State Board public meetings. Each resident will be permitted up to three (3) minutes to present testimony. You can sign up to give testimony on the issue of teacher attrition or any other education issue through this form. The form will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, to give the staff of the State Board sufficient time to create an agenda. The State Board also asks that a written version of testimony be sent to the State Board at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, to give the State Board sufficient time to review it.

Meeting Information

This monthly public meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th Street NW. All meeting documents can be accessed on the SBOE information-sharing site. The public meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) and will be streamed live via Periscope for those community members who are unable to attend in person.

Public Meeting Draft Agenda

  I. Call to Order

  II. Announcement of a Quorum

  III. Approval of the Agenda & Minutes

  IV. Comments from the President of the D.C. State Board of Education

  V, Comments from the State Superintendent of Education

  VI. Ceremonial Resolutions

  VII. Public Comment

  VIII. Teacher Attrition

  IX. Administrative Items (VOTE)

  X. Adjournment

*Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified or updated without notice.