COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING
B21-0039, “Military Installation Public Charter School Amendment Act of 2015” and
B21-0428, “School Choice for Military Families Amendment Act of 2015”
Thursday, October 29, 2015
10:00 a.m., Hearing Room 123, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public hearing of the Committee on Education on B21-0039, “Military Installation Public Charter School Amendment Act of 2016” and B21-0428, “School Choice for Military Families Amendment Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of B21-39 is to allow the Public Charter School Board (PCSB) to approve a preference for admission based on status as a dependent of an active member of the United States Armed Forces for a public charter school located near a military installation in D.C. The stated purpose of B21-428 is to allow a public charter school to offer lottery preference for children of active duty military personnel who live on a military base or installation in D.C.
Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee on Education, at (202) 724-8061, or email Jessica Giles, Committee Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, October 27. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 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. Written statements should be submitted 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 November 12, 2015.