Annual Youth Roundtable on Safe Passage


Other Issues Facing DC Youth Prek3-12


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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 roundtable of the Committee on Education on student-related issues with a focus on Prek3 through 12th grade. The roundtable will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Hearing Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building. 

            The purpose of this roundtable is to hear testimony from District of Columbia students regarding safe passage and other issues that impact their lives as they make their way through the public education system.  Students are encouraged to share their experiences with safe passage, along with experiences related to academics, violence, school dress code, school discipline, and other topics not listed.

Youth, aged 21 and younger, who wish to testify can sign up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to bring 10 copies of their written testimony. Individuals can also email Ashley Strange, Committee Assistant,, 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 four minutes in order to permit each witness an opportunity to testify. 

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 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 Tuesday, November 12, 2019.