COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING
B21-918, "State Board of Education Omnibus Amendment Act of 2016"
Monday, November 14, 2016
2:00 p.m., Hearing Room 412, 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 Bill 21-918, “State Board of Education Omnibus Amendment Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of Bill 21-918 is to amend the Public Education Reform Amendment Act of 2007 to update the State Board of Education authorizing statute to conform to federal law and to update the authority and responsibilities of the Office of the Public Education Ombudsman; and to amend the Parent and Student Empowerment Amendment Act of 2013 to update the authority and responsibilities of the Office of the Student Advocate.
Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at http://bit.do/educationhearings or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Thursday, November 10. 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 21, 2016.