COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE
State of School Discipline: 2015-2016 School Year
Thursday, February 2, 2017
1:00 p.m., Hearing Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public roundtable of the Committee on Education on the State of School Discipline: 2015-2016 School Year. The roundtable will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
Earlier this month, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education released a report on the state of suspensions and expulsions in the District based on data from the preceding school year submitted by local education agencies and community-based organizations. The purpose of this roundtable is to review the findings of that report and discuss recommendations for how D.C. public and public charter schools can continue to reduce the instances and disparities with regard to school discipline in the District of Columbia.
Those who wish to testify may sign-up using the form below or at http://bit.do/educationhearings or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Tuesday, January 31. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 10 copies of written testimony. Witnesses appearing on his or her own behalf should limit their testimony to three minutes; witnesses representing organizations should limit their testimony to five 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 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 close at 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2017.