Neighborhood Preference Task Force
The Council, in the FY 2013 Budget Support Act of 2012, asked the Chairman of the PCSB to lead the 12-member task force to research and examine neighborhood preference for charter schools in the District of Columbia.
Download a copy of the
Neighborhood Preference Task Force Report for the DC City Council.
Task Force Members
According to the legislation, the task force members are:
- Chairman of the DC Public Charter School Board, Brian W. Jones, JD;
- Chairman of the DC City Council, Beverly Wheeler, Designee;
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Jose Alvarez;
- Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, Scheherazade Salimi;
- DC Public Schools, Claudia Lujan;
- Washington Teachers Union, Nathan Saunders;
- Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), Robert Cane;
- DC Association of Public Chartered Schools, Ramona Edelin;
- American Institutes for Research, Mark Schneider;
- National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Renita Thukral;
- Achievement Prep Public Charter School, Shantelle Wright;
- Capital City Public Charter School, Karen Dresden
Public Comment Session
Date: November 15th
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Achievement Preparatory PCS, 908 Wahler Place, SE, Washington DC 20032
Date: October 18th
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
DC Public Charter School Board Offices, 3333 14th Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010
- Presentation: Data Presentation by Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)
- Minutes: NPTF Meeting 10-2-12
- Hand-out: Ward Enrollment and Waitlist Data
Date: October 2nd
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: DC Public Charter School Board Offices, 3333 14th Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010
- The first linked document, "NPTF Pre Reading_10.2.12," contains background information on neighborhood preference, critical questions to consider regarding neighborhood preference, and preliminary data on DC charter school student mobility.
- The second linked document, "NPTF Pre Reading Appendix_10.2.12," contains a map for each charter school with dots representing the distance students live to the charter school they attend. This appendix also includes a data table that shows the percentage of students who live "in the neighborhood" defined in two ways. * You may not want to print this document at it is 101 pages.
- [Optional] In March 2012, the Deputy Mayor for Education released a supply and demand analysis of the geography of school quality in the District of Columbia,
Quality Schools: Every Child, Every School, Every Neighborhood. This study provides a background and shared context regarding the service gap in education for neighborhoods in DC.