At-Risk Funding for Public Schools


Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:00 a.m., Hearing Room 500, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public hearing on at-risk funding for public schools. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. 

In 2013, the Council passed the Fair Student Funding and School Based Budgeting Act of 2013 which added a new “at-risk” weight to the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula, among other things. Fiscal Year 2017 marks the third year that at-risk funding has been made available to local education agencies. The stated purpose of this hearing is to examine the use of at-risk funding in DCPS and public charter schools thus far and its impact on improving the academic achievement of our students most at-risk of academic failure.

Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Tuesday, October 25. 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 10, 2016.