SWWHS Testifies at DC City Council Hearing

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Jennifer Boulanger

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SWW HSA President Jean Boland, SWW student Yared Lingo (’16) and LSAT member Melody Webb testified at the DC City Council hearing on the DCPS budget. They called on Chancellor Henderson to adopt the merger working group recommendations. SWWHS wants a dedicated full-time principal, a separate and transparent budget, one campus and a plan. Review and sign the petition here: http://chn.ge/OC1hvU

Testimony of Jean Boland
Testimony of Yared Lingo
Testimony of Melody Webb

Councilman David Grosso recognized the activism of the SWW community, and as SWWHS parent Melody Webb stated: “if Walls ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Students interested in adding their voice should attend Mayor Gray’s upcoming Youth Budget Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. The meeting will be held at:

Historic Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036