Joe Weedon commented on Truancy 2016-01-07 16:43:30 -0500My post was written in response to the bill and bill summary distributed by Councilmember Grosso (via facebook, twitter and his blog), available via http://lims.dccouncil.us and covered by the Washington Post. I stand 100% behind it.
While I’m being told by different branches of government that there is different legislation pending, I have yet to see a full version, bill summary, etc. I find it alarming that legislation is being debated that has not readily available to the public or explained to the Post.
Ward 6 is the largest ward in the District and the only ward that touches all four quadrants of the city. Bounded by the Anacostia River and Washington Channel to the south and west, reaching east to RFK Stadium, and north to NoMa and Shaw, Ward 6 is home to some of the city’s most diverse, vibrant neighborhoods and some of its best schools.
Our #Ward6 Schools
#Ward6 is home to many excellent public and public charter schools. I encourage you to visit our city's schools to find the best match for your family.
School Name LEA Name Amidon Bowen ES District of Columbia Public Schools Brent ES District of Columbia Public Schools Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan District of Columbia Public Schools Center City Capitol Hill Campus PCS Center City PCS Center City Shaw Campus PCS Center City PCS Eagle Academy PCS New Jersey Avenue Campus Eagle Academy PCS Eastern Senior High School District of Columbia Public Schools Eliot Hine MS District of Columbia Public Schools Friendship PCS Chamberlain Elementary Friendship PCS Friendship PCS Chamberlain Middle Friendship PCS J O Wilson ES District of Columbia Public Schools Jefferson Middle School Academy District of Columbia Public Schools Kingsman Academy PCS Kingsman Academy PCS KIPP DC LEAD Academy KIPP DC PCS KIPP DC WILL Academy PCS KIPP DC PCS Ludlow Taylor ES District of Columbia Public Schools Maury ES District of Columbia Public Schools Miner ES District of Columbia Public Schools Payne ES District of Columbia Public Schools Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts School Within School at Goding District of Columbia Public Schools Seaton ES District of Columbia Public Schools Stuart Hobson MS (Capitol Hill Cluster) District of Columbia Public Schools Two Rivers PCS Two Rivers PCS Tyler ES District of Columbia Public Schools Walker Jones EC District of Columbia Public Schools Watkins ES Capitol Hill Cluster District of Columbia Public Schools
* Through the My School DC Lottery, students have an opportunity to attend schools throughout the city. Learn more about the lottery here.
"We must move beyond the competition that governs our educational systems and foster a collaborative environment where our local school systems work together to ensure every student receives a great education."
Ward 6 is home to many excellent public and public charter schools and our children attend great schools in all parts of the District.
I was sworn in as the Ward 6 representative to the State Board of Education on January 2, 2015. For nearly 15 years, I have worked with our Ward 6 school leaders, educators, parents and students to understand challenges we face, celebrate successes and problem-solve at the school level. My years of service mean I know the issues facing our public school systems like few others. And, as a parent of two middle school students who attend our neighborhood school, I have faced the same decisions as other parents as we choose the best education for our children.
I invite you to join my mailing list to stay up to date on the latest work of the State Board of Education, sign-up to get involved with our work in the community, or share your views on the issues impacting our city's schools. You can connect with me @JoeWeedon or on Facebook. And, please feel free to contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can help support you or your school community.
All the best.