CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
ANNOUNCE A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING
B23-0094, the “Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Education Amendment Act of 2019,”
B23-0392, the “Students' Right to Home or Hospital Instruction Act of 2019,”
B23-0150, “Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot Program Act of 2019”
Monday October 21, 2019
11:00 A.M., Hearing Room 123, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember David Grosso announce the scheduling of a joint public hearing of the Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education on B23-0094, the “Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Education Amendment Act of 2019,” B23-0392, the “Students' Right to Home or Hospital Instruction Act of 2019,” and B23-0150, “Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot Program Act of 2019.” The hearing will be held on Monday October 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M in room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of B23-0094 is to require the District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools provide education on the process of making an anatomical gift. The stated purpose of B23-0392 is to require all District LEAs to adopt a home or hospital instruction program to students who have been or will be absent from their school of enrollment for 10 or more consecutive or cumulative school days due to a physical or psychological condition. The stated purpose of B23-0150 is to establish a dyslexia screening and intervention pilot program for early elementary grades to be implemented by the State Superintendent of Education.
Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at bit.do/EducationHearings or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm on Thursday October 17. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 10-15 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. Statements should be submitted by email to Ashley Strange, Committee Assistant, at email@example.com, 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, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday November 4, 2019.