Charter School Walkability Preference: Public Meeting 3/6/17

This was just posted on the Open Government DC webpage:

“My School DC and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education are holding a public meeting on Monday, March 6 from 6-7:30pm at the Woodridge Library (1801 Hamlin St NE) to discuss the [mayor’s] proposed walkability preference for public charter schools. The intent of the proposed preference is to improve access to walkable schools for our youngest students. The proposed preference would help families without a walkable by-right DCPS elementary school to access a nearby public charter school.

“During the meeting, the My School DC team will describe how the proposed preference would work and the impact of implementing the preference on students and schools. The second half of the meeting will be dedicated to feedback regarding the proposal.”

You can RSVP here–and questions can be directed to Cat Peretti ( or Jenn Comey (

As many as 10,000 DC children would be covered by this proposal, which would affect enrollments at many DCPS schools and require a change in the School Reform Act. The proposal has yet to be made into a bill that the council can vote on–and before any vote, there will be a council hearing.

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