Overview of Consolidation and Reorganization Proposal
To reach the goals that we have laid out in A Capital Commitment, DCPS must use all of our resources wisely – every dollar, every building, and every minute of instructional time.
We cannot do that with our schools as they are now organized. Too many of our schools are too small. As a result, we spend too much on maintaining small schools rather than investing in programs for students.
We are proposing to consolidate and reorganize schools to ensure that:
- Our programs will meet the diverse needs of our students. We will offer a range of programs including, higher quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities across the city, special education services near the students who need them most, alternative settings for students who need extra help, and challenging offerings for advanced learners.
- Our schools will be flexible, allowing for population growth and shifts and always ensuring that students have high-quality schools in their neighborhood as well as out-of -boundary options.
- Our district will maximize opportunities for charter schools to complement the work we are doing.
Download the Overview of the Consolidation and Reorganization Proposal [updated Nov. 19, 2012]
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Download the full Consolidations and Reorganization: Better Schools for Our Students Proposal. [9.1 MB PDF]
Download School Data Snapshot [Nov. 19, 2012]