ALERT! SBOE Meeting on February 20th

The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) announced on Friday that they would hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:30 to discuss proposed regulations for compulsory attendance requirements. All homeschoolers are encouraged to attend this meeting. Please help us let the School Board know that we take this issue seriously. The announcement of the meeting with details is below.

Further details about the negative consequences of this regulation may be found here: New Proposed Regulations About Attendance


Washington, DC – The District of Columbia State Board of Education (DCSBOE) will hold a public meeting to vote on revised early learning standards and on rulemaking pertaining to compulsory attendance (DCMR Title 5, Chapter 21A, Compulsory Education And School Attendance).

The DC State Board of Education will also honor Jacqueline Simms, the 2012 Milken Educator Award Winner, Julian Hipkins III, the 2012 DC History Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist, and Julia King, the 2013 DC Teacher of the Year.

The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at 441 4th Street NW, in the Old Council Chambers, located on the lobby level of the building. All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at the meeting are asked to notify DCSBOE staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at and furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting. They should also bring fifteen (15) copies of their written statements with them to the meeting and are encouraged to submit one (1) electronic copy in advance.

The meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.