Instead of waiting weeks for the school system's central office to respond to maintenance requests, they want to directly hire their own plumbers, electricians and other tradespeople.Previous coverage here.
School leaders have wanted to become independent since last year after frustrations with the central office's slow response to the school's maintenance needs.
The proposal has to be implemented by Superintendent Clifford Janey. He has shown support for giving partial autonomy to high-achieving schools that also have the creative leadership to handle the responsibility.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Woodrow Wilson parents want more control over the school
Believing that the current state of DCPS is too dysfunctional to provide a quality education the parents of Woodrow Wilson High School students are pushing for the school to gain more autonomy from the public schools' HQ.