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ANC 2E Passes resolution opposing disposition of Old Hardy, urging action on Wilson feeder crowding

At last night’s meeting ANC 2E, which represents the area around Hyde Elementary School and Hardy Middle School, passed a resolution calling on DCPS, the DME and the DC Council “to begin taking concrete steps to address the overcapacity issues in the feeder pattern, and resolves that they should defer any actions on the disposition of Ward 2 and 3 DCPS facilities not currently in use by DCPS, until decisions are made on how to address the overcapacity issues.”

The resolution is below:

Resolution Regarding Overcapacity Enrollment In Schools 
In The Wilson High School Feeder Pattern

Whereas, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) published a report in February 2019 after 18 months of meetings and analysis by the Wilson High School Feeder Pattern Community Working Group with representatives from all 15 schools in the feeder network. DCPS found that nearly all of the 15 schools in the Wilson High School feeder pattern are currently at or above capacity enrollment and “The option that the group felt would most effectively and equitably address overcrowding long-term was additional capacity and square footage in the feeder pattern.”

Whereas, according to the Deputy Mayor for Education’s 2018 Master Facilities Report, “Enrollment in Wards 2 and 3 outstrips capacity today, and the gap will continue to grow over the next ten years in the absence of DCPS facility expansion.”

Whereas, increased capacity in the Wilson feeder pattern should be coupled with improving and expanding enrollment at schools across the city;

Whereas, Ward 2 and 3 communities and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions near former DCPS schools that are still owned by DCPS – such as Old Hardy School and Shaw Middle School – have expressed great interest in keeping such facilities available to be neighborhood public schools and help alleviate the overcapacity issues;

Therefore, ANC2E supports DCPS, the DME and the DC Council engaging with the school communities affected to begin taking concrete steps to address the overcapacity issues in the feeder pattern, and resolves that they should defer any actions on the disposition of Ward 2 and 3 DCPS facilities not currently in use by DCPS, until decisions are made on how to address the overcapacity issues.

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