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February 24, 2012

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the Deputy Mayor for Education to Hold Second Opportunity for Input on FY 2013 Public Education Budget 

Public Invited to Testify; Hearing Will Be Held at Historic Charles Sumner School

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(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s second public hearing on the District’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget for public education will be held at a historic school location in downtown Washington.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, March 8, at 5:30 pm at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, 1201 17th Street NW.

This hearing is an opportunity for feedback on individual budget proposals for DCPS campuses and all other public schools in the District, which will receive their initial allocation proposals shortly after the latest Fiscal Year 2013 revenue projections are provided later this month by the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and reviewed by the Mayor’s office.

Initial budget allocations are the overall amounts each DCPS school and all other public schools in the District receive, and the schools craft individual budgets from those overall figures. These school-budget allocations are the vehicles through which school communities propose the specific staff positions and non-personnel spending that they need to enable their students to achieve.

Mayor Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright look forward to holding this hearing and having the community weigh in on such important matters.

Members of the public are invited to testify. Testimony is limited to three (3) minutes per witness
Those wishing to testify should contact Joshua Thompson in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education via e-mail at or by telephone at 202.701.9289 no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.

Witnesses should bring three (3) copies of their written testimony to the hearing.

Members of the public may submit written testimony, which will be made part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on March 6, to Mr. Thompson:

Via e-mail:

Via U.S. Mail: Joshua Thompson
Special Assistant
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 303
Washington, DC 20004

The official record of this hearing will be transmitted to the Council of the District of Columbia at or before the public-education-budget hearing held by the Council, pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 38-917(3).

If there are members of the public who need interpretation services, please contact Mr. Thompson via e-mail at or by telephone at 202.701.9289.