Friday, March 13, 2015

Ward 2 school budget community education forum, Mar. 24

The Ward 2 Education Network and other organizations are sponsoring the Tuesday, March 24 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm community education information session at Ross Elementary School (1730 R St NW, two blocks from Dupont Metro).   Children elementary age and up are welcome; there will be a room for them to hang out in.   RSVP via email,

From the announcement:

How does the school budget timeline work in DC? What factors into the amount DCPS allocates for your school’s budget? What are the enrollment cut-offs for positions (like librarians, etc.)? How much discretion is there over use of funds at the school level? What is at-risk funding? How are at-risk funds allocated and implemented? Can parents advocate for add’l positions or resources for their child’s school?

This meeting will feature Soumya Bhat, education finance and policy analyst at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. (Feel free to send your budget questions in advance by e-mailing

This event is also sponsored by the Foggy Bottom Association, the Logan Circle Community Association, and the Dupont Circle Citizen Association in conjunction with the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions from Foggy Bottom (ANC 2A), Dupont Circle (ANC 2B) and Logan Circle (ANC 2F).

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