Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Town hall meeting on school consolidation on the 15th

A group consisting of the D.C. Congress of Parent-Teacher Associations, Parents United for D.C. Public Schools, the D.C. School Modernization Campaign, the 21st Century School Fund and the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators have scheduled a town hall meeting to discuss Superintendent Janey's recommendations for consolidating/closing DCPS schools. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at the Sumner School Museum (1201 17th St. NW). Organizers hope to have at least one representative from each of the District's 140 public schools at the meeting.

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D.C. Education Rights Charter Amendment

Important Dates
• Wednesday, May 10, 2006 or Thursday, May 11, 2006
6:00-8:00 PM
Community Forum: Assuring the Right to a High Quality Public Education
Sponsored by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Parents United
Location: Bell Multicultural Senior High School, 3101 16th Street, NW
(1 block from Columbia Heights Metro)

• Monday May 22, 2006
10:00 AM
Public Hearing of the D.C. Council Committee of the Whole Bill 16-699: "DC EDUCATION RIGHTS CHARTER AMENDMENT ACT OF 2006"

John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 500
To testify contact:
Aretha Latta
Tel: 202-724-8196
Fax: 202-724-7139

Deadline to sign up is Thursday, May 18, 2006

Provide name, address, telephone number and organizational affiliation, if any. The council requests; but does not require, that you bring 20 copies of written testimony to the hearing or submit one copy of written testimony by May 18. Each person presenting testimony may be limited to 3 minutes. Written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.

Send to:
The Committee of the Whole
Council of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20004

• First week of June: First Reading & Mark Up of Bill 16-699 by Council

• First week of July: Final Reading of Bill 16-699 by Council

• First week of August: Amendment is submitted to the Board of Elections and Ethics by the council chair

Board of Elections and Ethics produces a short title and summary for the ballot and gives public notice. Process must be complete 54 days before the general election in November.

• November 7, 2006: Voters approve charter amendment.

Parent’s United for DC Public Charter Schools' Mission

The mission of Parents United for the D.C. Public Schools is to empower parents and the community with information and advocacy skills to transform D.C. Public Schools to ensure educational success for all our children.

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