The Wilson High School Feeder Pattern Community Working Group held its second meeting on Tuesday, June 20th at Lafayette Elementary School. Thanks to Principal Broquard and Ms. Barnes for hosting!
Representatives from the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) and the DCPS Facilities Planning team joined, and the group discussed DCPS facility capacity and the upcoming Master Facilities Plan. The Community Working Group (CWG) also broke into committees for the first time. The committees are focused on Facilities, Enrollment, and Programming, and will help discuss and develop options for the full CWG and wider community to review. Meeting notes and materials are below — the next meeting is July 18th.
The Wilson High School Feeder Pattern Community Working Group held its first meeting on Tuesday, May 16th at Stoddert Elementary School (some affectionately refer to the group as the WWSHSFPCWG). The group consists of one principal/staff member and parent from each of the 15 schools in Wilson’s feeder pattern. DCPS shared similar information related to enrollment trends and facility capacity as during the Ward 3/Wilson Feeder Education Network Meeting on June 3rd.
The Community Working Group (CWG) raised questions and concerns about DCPS data on enrollment projections, facility capacity, and the persistence of the crowding issue in Wilson’s feeder schools. Members also shared school-level perspectives on crowding and discussed ideas for how to move forward with solutions. Meeting notes and materials are below — the next meeting will be June 20th.
DCPS Chief Operating Officer Carla Watson, Chief of Family and Public Engagement Shanita Burney, and members from each of their DCPS teams met with the Ward 3/Wilson High School Feeder Pattern Education Network on Wednesday 5/3 to discuss school crowding. We shared data on enrollment, facility capacity, and population projections, and put some preliminary solutions ideas on the table for discussion.
We had a rich conversation about the parent and community perspective on school crowding, and some initial thoughts on how to address it in the short and long term. The presentation and meeting notes are below, and the first Community Working Group meeting around crowding in the Wilson HS feeder pattern will be on May 16th at Stoddert ES.
Many thanks to Principal Martin and Brian Doyle for hosting us!