About the D.C. State Board of Education
The D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) is an independent agency within the District government that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which is the District’s state education agency. There are nine elected representatives on the State Board, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing the District at large, and four appointed student representatives.
The State Board has approval authority over many statewide regulations, including accountability frameworks, school report cards, attendance, residency, graduation requirements, and teacher preparation programs. State Board members engage with their community members to promote academic achievement and equity through policy leadership, engagement, support, advocacy, and oversight.
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As education leaders across the District worked to ensure that our children are on the road to recovery after the losses of the past two years, the State Board worked hard to advocate for students, their families, and educators. In 2022, the State Board centered student voice, updated the District’s community service requirement and attendance regulations, advocated for public safety and improving the District’s response to allegations of sexual assault in schools, and adopted meaningful and more equitable changes to the statewide accountability plan. Throughout its work, the State Board has used its platform to bring community voice to the forefront of the policymaking process.
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The State Board meets regularly every month: working sessions are on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 pm and public meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm. Meetings are normally held at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW, unless otherwise specified.
Can’t make the meeting? No worries! We keep records of all meeting documents on our website and post livestreams of our meetings on our Youtube channel.