Engage DCPS: Budget Matters  


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The DC Public Schools annual budget cycle is a time to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments, re-assess system needs and budget priorities, and reinvest in our schools and students. While our revenue stream shifts from year to year and we must invest a significant portion of our budget on required supports such as food services and school security, we also make a concerted effort to allocate resources to strategic programs and initiatives that make our schools even better for families and students. 

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will convene a public hearing on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM in the auditorium of Payne Elementary School located at 1445 C St. SE, Washington, DC 20003. The purpose of the hearing is to gather feedback from the public about the upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

Members of the public are invited to provide testimony at the hearing. Individuals or groups wishing to testify should register on the DCPS website at Register to Testify. Testimony will be limited to five minutes during the hearing. Individuals or groups with additional feedback may submit written documentation to supplement their testimony.

If an individual or group is unable to register online, please contact Ms. Meghan Carton, at (202) 494-9649.

The registration deadline is 3:00PM on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Witnesses should bring five (5) copies of their documentation, including a written copy of their testimony and any supplemental information. All documents will be included as part of the official record.

The official record of this hearing will be transmitted to the Mayor of the District of Columbia and to the Council of the District of Columbia pursuant to DC Official Code § 38-917(1).

Interpretation services are available upon request. Please include any requests for interpretation services during the registration process.

Any additional questions or concerns should be directed to Ms. Meghan Carton, at (202) 494-9649 or Meghan.Carton@dc.gov

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