COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING
B21-5, Access to Emergency Epinephrine in Schools Act of 2015
B21-31, Title IX Athletic Equity Act of 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2:00 p.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 B21-5, Access to Emergency Epinephrine in Schools Act of 2015 and B21-31, Title IX Athletic Equity Act of 2015. The hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 25, 2015 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of B21-5 is to direct the Office of the State Superintendent and the Department of Health to issue rules requiring District schools, including private and public charter schools, to adopt and implement policies allowing for the possession and administration of epinephrine injectors. The stated purpose of B21-31 is to improve the reporting and publishing requirements regarding Title IX compliance on District public schools and also develop a five year plan to promote gender and racial equality within athletics in District public schools.
Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee on Education, at (202) 724-8061, or email Ade Adenariwo, Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday, March 23, 2015. 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. Copies of the bills can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.
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 April 7, 2015.