CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

&

COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

ANNOUNCE A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

on

B23-0049, the “Classroom Innovation Grant Program Act of 2019,”

B23-0094, the “Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Education Amendment Act of 2019,”

B23-0150, “Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot Program Act of 2019,”

And

B23-0196, the “District of Columbia Public Schools Student Technology Equity Act of 2019”

on

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

10:00 A.M., Hearing Room 500, 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 B23-0049, the “Classroom Innovation Grant Program Act of 2019,” B23-0094, the “Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Education Amendment Act of 2019,” B23-0150, “Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot Program Act of 2019,” and B23-0196, the “District of Columbia Public Schools Student Technology Equity Act of 2019.” The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M in room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of B23-0049 is to establish a classroom innovation grant program to provide funding to District of Columbia public and public charter elementary schools to allow classroom teachers to utilize technology to enhance students' learning experience. 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 B23-0150 is to establish a dyslexia screening and intervention pilot program for early elementary grades to be implemented by the State Superintendent of Education. The stated purpose of B23-0196 is to require the Mayor to convene a steering committee to develop and publish a Comprehensive Student Technology Equity Plan for DC Public Schools every two years.

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 Monday November 4, 2019. 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 astrange@dccouncil.us, 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 Wednesday November 20, 2019.