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Sign Up to Testify at the Education Committee budget hearings!

Mayor Bowser has released her FY2017 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan for public education. In a continued effort to engage the community and stakeholders in the budget-making process, Councilmember David Grosso, Chair of the Committee on Education, will hold a series of budget hearings throughout the month of April. If you would like to testify at any of these hearings, please fill out the online google form located here:

Please note: The witness list will close 24 hours before the start of each hearing, so please sign up to testify in a timely manner. The Committee on Education will not add names to the list after it is closed. There will be no exceptions. For your convenience, a confirmation email with instructions will be emailed to all public witnesses at least 48 hours before the start of each hearing.

Budget Hearings

Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00am: Public Charter School Board (Room 123)

Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00am: State Board of Education (Room 123)

Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00am: District of Columbia Public Library (Room 120)

Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00am: Deputy Mayor for Education (Room 120)

Thursday, April 14 10:00 am: DCPS- Public Witnesses Only (Room 412)*

Thursday, April 14 5:00 pm: DCPS- Public Witnesses Only (Room 412)*

Monday, April 18 at 10:00am: Office of the State Superintendent for Education (Room 412)

Thursday, April 21 at 10:00am: DCPS- Government Witnesses Only (Room 412)

 *The DCPS budget hearing on Thursday, April 14, 2016 will have identical hearings at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., so please only select one session.

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 can be emailed to Jessica Giles, Committee Assistant, at or mailed 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 typically closes 10 business days after each hearing.