CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO, CHAIRPERSON
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
ANNOUNCE A JOINT PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE
PR 22-935, Truancy, Reporting, and Graduation Status of Students Approval Resolution of 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
2:00 p.m., Hearing Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember David Grosso announce a joint public roundtable of the Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education on PR 22-935, the “Truancy, Reporting, and Graduation Status of Students Approval Resolution of 2018.” The roundtable will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. Pursuant to Resolution 22-570, the “Council Period 22 Recess Rules Amendment Resolution of 2018,” the Committee of the Whole is permitted to hold a joint roundtable during Council recess.
The stated purpose of PR 22-935 is to approve proposed regulations put forth by District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Pursuant to Section 103 of the District of Columbia Public Education Reform Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Law 17-9), the proposed regulations are before the Council for a 45-day review period and will be deemed approved on August 11, 2018. The proposed regulations update existing regulations to clarify key requirements related to grading and attendance and establish procedural activities and timelines to enable implementation of these requirements. DCPS issued emergency regulations on June 19, 2018, and they expire on October 17, 2018. The emergency regulations are identical to the proposed regulations currently before the Council.
Those who wish to testify are asked to sign-up below, online at http://bit.do/educationhearings , or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on July 24, 2018 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the roundtable. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. Copies of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.
If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to Ashley Strange, Committee Assistant, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via 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 close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018.