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Mayor Bowser Announces Public Engagement Series for Chancellor Search

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Robust and Varied Series of Events will be Led by Our Schools DC Leadership Committee

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the Our Schools DC Leadership Committee public engagement schedule, which will include community forums, a District-wide web survey, a social network townhall, and stakeholder meetings with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators. The Mayor tasked the Our Schools DC Leadership Committee with gathering stakeholder input on critical factors and values-based criteria which will inform the selection of the next DC Public Schools (DCPS) chancellor.

“As we continue to build on our progress at DCPS, these public engagement events are an opportunity for the Our Schools DC Leadership Committee to hear directly from the community,” said Mayor Bowser. “Providing various ways to participate allows students, parents, and community members to have a useful dialogue with the Our Schools DC Leadership Committee and will facilitate the selection of our next chancellor.”

In August and September, the committee will host three public community engagement forums. These forums will be an opportunity to provide an overview of DCPS progress, emphasize areas of focus for the next chancellor, and hear from residents about their priorities for DCPS.

Our Schools DC Chancellor Search Engagement Forums

Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Cardozo Education Campus
1200 Clifton Street, NW

Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Savoy Elementary School
2400 Shannon Place, SE

Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Brookland Middle School
1150 Michigan Avenue, NE

The committee is also accepting the public’s input through an online survey at the Our Schools Engagement Page.

Additional engagement events will include a virtual town hall via Facebook Live and specific stakeholder listening sessions with DCPS students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Get the latest information on those events and other details regarding the Our Schools Leadership Committee and DCPS chancellor search.