District of Columbia Public Schools

441 4th Street NorthwestWashington, District of Columbia 20001

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The District of Columbia Public Schools system educates over 51,000 students across 111 schools. The system is governed by a Chancellor and a network of superintendents.

The D.C. Public Schools have been vocal about their support of adapting Critical Race Theory (CRT) principles into the school district. In a publication by D.C. Policy Center, DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee has emphasized that civics education also needs to incorporate CRT. The district is also requiring that all staff be vaccinated for the 2021-2022 school year as well as enforcing mask mandates for all, regardless of vaccination status.

Updated – October 4, 2021

Board Members:

Zachary ParkerPresident, Ward 5
Emily GasoiVice-President, Ward 1
Jacque PattersonMember-At-Large
Allister ChangWard 2
Ruth WattenbergWard 3
Frazier O'Leary Ward 4
Jessica Sutter Ward 6
Eboni-Rose ThompsonWard 7
Carlene ReidWard 8

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Board details:

There are nine members on the DC State Board of Education who are elected by voters within the District. Board members' terms are four years and are staggered so no more than five board members are selected in any one election.
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