Facilities & Cross Sector Task Force Meetings

The deputy mayor for education’s office has been busy, setting upcoming meetings for the master facilities plan (MFP) as well as cross sector task force recommendations.

More information on the MFP is here. The master facilities plan is late in coming, but is the basis for future building needs for DC’s public school students. (For a little bit of light reading on the apparently no-bid contract, see here and here. The (subcontractor?) Miramar Ponte Mellor may be connected to McKissack & McKissack, a construction firm that is not only big donor to DC politicians but also intimately involved in DCPS modernizations. Seems DC public school facilities are lucrative–McKissack & McKissack and people associated with it have alone donated more than $5000 to the mayor’s campaign since October.)

Monday, April 9, 6:30 pm: Cross Sector Task Force, citywide meeting on recommendations, Thurgood Marshall Academy, 2427 MLK Jr. Ave. SE; sign up is here.

Master Facilities Plan meetings (all sign ups are here):

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm: Columbia Heights Education Campus, 3101 16th St. NW

Thursday, April 12, 6:30 pm: Center City PCS, Capitol Hill Campus, 1503 E. Capitol St. SE

Saturday, April 14, 10 am: C.W. Harris elementary, 301 53rd St. SE

One thought on “Facilities & Cross Sector Task Force Meetings

  1. My confidence that the PACE Act is well intended is very, very low, and I don’t recall anything in it requiring that the DME outsource what is essentially an inventory of K-12 school buildings in DC and their state of repair/condition. It seems also that the twenty page document linked to doesn’t talk about how certain charter schools were going to be exempt from providing any information about their buildings–or did I miss that part? Is it possible they actually listened to the concerns and criticisms of the 21csf and others last fall about that “asymmetry of information”?
    Many thanks for putting all this info together though–it’s really helpful!


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