Starting Wednesday evening, DCPS parents and other stakeholders will have a chance for five minutes of face time with Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, who will begin to hold monthly "office hours" at selected schools. Tomorrow's session will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smothers Elementary School in Ward 7, at 4400 Brooks St. NE.
Rhee is trying the personal approach to drill more deeply into school communities. She has held monthly community forums across the city, but they are often sparsely attended, usually turning out the same small, stalwart group of activists who closely follow DCPS affairs.
"Effective school reform requires input from the entire community," Rhee said in a statement on the DCPS website. "I value the partnership of DCPS families and communities - and this is just one more opportunity to meet and hear from everyone face-to-face."
Rhee will also hold office hours on Jan. 14 at Raymond Elementary in Ward 4, 915 Spring Rd. NW, and on Feb. 11 at Noyes Elementary in Ward 5, 2725 10th St. NE. Those sessions will also run from 6 to 8 p.m.
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