Community Hearings on School Closures

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012  |  Updated 5:26 PM EDT
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Parents and students shared their thoughts on the 20 D.C. public schools -- most in wards 5 and 7 -- that could close because they're under capacity.

Megan McGrath

Parents and students shared their thoughts on the 20 D.C. public schools -- most in wards 5 and 7 -- that could close because they're under capacity.

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The DC Public Schools have announced a series of public hearings on its proposal to close 20 public schools.

The hearings are:

City Council Hearing: Nov. 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave.

Ward 8 Community Dialogue: Nov. 27, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Savoy Elementary, 2400 Shannon Place, SE

Ward 7 Community Dialogue: Nov. 28, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Sousa Middle, 3650 Ely Place, SE

Ward 5 Community Dialogue: Nov. 29, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Langley Elementary, 101 T Street, NE

Wards 1-4 and 6 Community Dialogue: Dec. 5, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Brightwood Elementary, 1300 Nicholson St., NW

For a map of the closing schools, and which schools will receive the students, click here.

For our complete coverage, click here.

For the public statement from DCPS, click here.

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