Schools Budget Hearing March 12

3/5/2013, 11:02 a.m.

Mayor Vincent Gray and Jennifer Leonard, interim deputy mayor for education, will hold a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget for the city's public schools.

The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. in Northeast.

The hearing is to solicit the public's opinion regarding levels of public funding to be sought in the schools' FY 2014 operating budget in accordance to city code.

Members of the public are invited to testify, with statements limited to three minutes per witness and five minutes per organization or group.

Persons wishing to testify should contact Brandon Starkes in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education via email at brandon.starkes@dc.gov or by telephone at (202) 727-4036 by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 7.

Witnesses should bring three copies of their written testimony to the hearing, and members of the public may submit written testimony, which will be made part of the official record.

Copies of written statements should be submitted to the contacts listed above no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 7.