DCPS Technology Equity Act of 2021
In February, Councilmember Janeese Lewis George introduced the DCPS Technology Equity Act of 2021, which would require that DCPS:
Mandate a Comprehensive Technology Equity Plan that includes a technology refresh schedule and framework, detailed cost estimates, and delineation of agency roles and responsibilities;
Create a steering committee with educational stakeholders, including teachers, parents, and students to monitor, advise, and ensure DCPS produces an updated tech plan every 3 years; and
Require a needs assessment of each DCPS school’s technology,
A Council hearing on the bill was held on November 5, but it’s not too late to show your support. E-mail a statement in support of the bill to DC Council’s Committee of the Whole at firstname.lastname@example.org before the hearing record closes at 5 pm November 19. Feel free to mention details of school technology challenges you have seen or experienced.