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