Today, Thursday May 5, the city council education committee will hold a hearing at 2 pm (Wilson Building, 1350 PA Ave. NW) on its draft education oversight report and budget recommendations, before approving them.
The draft report is here. The budget recommendations are here.
Related: David Grosso, chair of the council’s education committee, revised DCPS modernization priorities, which advocates had pushed for. [Here is the letter demanding those changes, which was delivered to the education committee and signed by 249 DC citizens from every ward.]
Here is the view from advocates in Ward 6 of what these revisions (as well as the council budget recommendations) mean, and here is a spreadsheet showing the (new) weighting for modernizations. [Note 5/6/16: Many apologies for any lack of clarity and attribution: That awesome Ward 6 write-up linked at the start of this paragraph was not done by me, but by a great team of Ward 6 public education advocates: Ivan Frishberg, Suzanne Wells, Beth Bacon, and Danica Petroshius. Post in haste, regret in eternity–many apologies.]
And there’s more!
Keep your schedule clear for a planned June council hearing on lead in water.
2 thoughts on “Council Releases School Oversight Report and Budget Recommendations”
Valerie, you did a great job on the analysis of this. Thank you
Ack–I do NOT deserve this thanks! That Ward 6 write-up was done by a great team of Ward 6 public education advocates: Ivan Frishberg, Suzanne Wells, Beth Bacon, and Danica Petroshius. Going to ensure that is clear on the post itself–many thanks for calling it out because it is indeed a great summary, which is why I linked to it.