COW & Judiciary: Truancy Reduction in DC Public School System School Year 2012-2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Room 412

Hearing Video

Hearing Video 2

Hearing Video 3

The purpose of this public oversight roundtable is to hear testimony regarding the response of DCPS to the problem of truancy and to ascertain what DCPS ought to do as well as what it plans to do to reduce truancy in school year 2012-2013 (which began August 27, 2012). Experience predicts that many of the District's current students with high rates of truancy will never finish school and, as a result, most likely struggle to become responsible, productive citizens. A similar hearing was held on July 12, 2012, and the Committees will continue to hold these oversight hearings.