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D.C. State Board of Education Seeks Input on Feeder Pattern, Boundary Proposals

dc.gov | 4/15/2014, 6:17 p.m.
The District of Columbia State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the Deputy Mayor for Education’s feeder pattern ...

The District of Columbia State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the Deputy Mayor for Education’s feeder pattern and boundary proposals.

On Saturday, April 5, the Deputy Mayor for Education released three proposals to on how to revise feeder pattern and boundary proposals. After public input, a final recommendation will be transmitted to the Mayor. If adopted, the revised feeder patterns and boundaries will determine who gets to go to which school, where and how parents and students apply to school, what rights students have to remain in a school they have chosen, and what rights students have to transfer between schools. The Deputy Mayor for Education is engaging with the public to ensure that school choice and assignment policies result in clarity, predictability, and continuity for families.

The State Board is interested in hearing from the public about their views of the proposals and will submit those comments, along with recommendations, to the Deputy Mayor for Education.

In addition to this meeting, the Deputy Mayor will be holding additional community meetings.

Thursday, April 24 at Coolidge High School, 6315 5th Street NW, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26 at Dunbar High School, 101 N Street NW, 9 a.m.-noon

Saturday, April 26 at Anacostia High School, 1601 16th Street SE, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

For more information on the feeder pattern and boundary proposals, please visit the Deputy Mayor for Education’s website at dme.dc.gov.

The public meeting will occur on Wednesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the 441 4th Street NW in the Old Council Chamber. All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at the meeting are asked to notify State Board staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at sboe@dc.gov and furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting. They should also bring fifteen (15) copies of their written statements with them to the meeting and are encouraged to submit one (1) electronic copy in advance.

The meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.