Issues Facing District of Columbia Youth in the Public Education System


Monday, October 15, 2018

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 hearing of the Committee on Education on student-related issues with a focus on Pre-K3 through 12th grade. The roundtable will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018, in Hearing Room 500s of the John A. Wilson Building. 

            The purpose of this hearing is to hear testimony from youth regarding issues around school discipline, dress code, attendance, school transportation, and any other issue impacting their access to a quality education in Public Schools and Public Charter Schools in the District of Columbia.

            Youth, aged 21 and younger, who wish to testify may sign-up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018, and provide their name, age, telephone number, school (if applicable), current grade (if applicable), organizational affiliation and title (if any).  Each person should limit their testimony to three (3) minutes in order to permit each witness an opportunity to testify.  

            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, DC 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018.