Graduation Rate Accountability  


Friday, December 15, 2017

10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Hearing Room 500, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004


            Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public oversight roundtable of the Committee on Education on graduation standards in District of Columbia Public Schools and to account for how they are being met. The oversight roundtable will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 in Hearing Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, and reconvene at 4:00 p.m. on the same day in room 500.

            The purpose of this roundtable is to review graduation policies and rate at Ballou Senior High School, located at 3401 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20032. 

            Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  Witnesses appearing on their own behalf should limit their testimony to three (3) minutes; witnesses representing organizations should limit their testimony to five (5) minutes. 

            If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted by email to Ashley Strange,, or by post to the Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 116 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will remain open for an extended time and will close at a date to be determined later.