Resolution 19-9, "Special Committee on School Safety and Truancy Establishment Resolution of 2011" was introduced and approved recently by the Committee of the Whole. At-large CM Sekou Biddle is chairing the committee; members are Barry, Catania, Cheh, and Mendelson.
The purpose of the committee is to conduct a comprehensive study to determine the status of truancy, school violence and interventions for these issues. Recommendations to address the challenges of these issues are also expected. Recommendation: The Committee on Education under Ward 7 CM Kevin Chavous conducted several public hearings and performed considerable research including policy remedies. This work should be reviewed as part of the special committee's initial work.