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Support the
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 cow@dccouncil.us before the hearing record closes at 5 pm November 19. Feel free to mention details of school technology challenges you have seen or experienced. 

 

Helpful links:

Hearing notice: https://dccouncil.us/event/committee-of-the-whole-public-hearing-51/

Our testimony: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19gwhEVdJ3seAfUZFFpPcg56TQ9yqEgHd?usp=sharing