DCPS Proposed Consolidations and Reorganization: Better Schools for All Students
To reach the goals that we have laid out in A Capital Commitment, DCPS must use all of our resources wisely – every dollar, every building, and every minute of instructional time.
We cannot do that with our schools as they are now organized. Too many of our schools are too small. As a result, we spend too much on maintaining small schools rather than investing in programs for students.
We are proposing to consolidate and reorganize schools to ensure that:
Our programs will meet the diverse needs of our students. We will offer a range of programs including, higher quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities across the city, special education services near the students who need them most, alternative settings for students who need extra help, and challenging offerings for advanced learners.
Our schools will be flexible, allowing for population growth and shifts and always ensuring that students have high-quality schools in their neighborhood as well as out-of -boundary options.
Our district will maximize opportunities for charter schools to complement the work we are doing.
Our Request to You
We began this process by seeking public input through eight ward-based State of the Schools meetings. We also engaged community leaders and demographic experts as we established our proposal.
We want your feedback once again. We want to know:
Your creative and innovative ideas for improving our school consolidation and reorganization proposal.
Your proposals for how we should use consolidated school facilities to better serve the community.
Office Hours at the DCPS Central Office on Dec. 6 and Dec. 10, 2012.
- Meet individually with DCPS staff on a first-come, first-served basis between 5 - 9 p.m.
- Each appointment is limited to 10 minutes.
- No RSVP required.
- DCPS Central Office is located at 1200 First St NE, near the NoMa metro and near the 90, 92, 93, 96, 80, P6, G8, D3, D4, and X3 bus lines.