Those in Washington for the inauguration of Jimmy Carter as President will be able to tour six District schools and attend a talk by Supt. Vincent Reed.
Bardyl Tirana, cochairman of the inaugural committee and a former member of the D.C. School Board, said at a press conference yesterday that the system is being introduced to inaugural visitors because "it is a model school system. It is the best and it is the nation's capital, everybody's capital."
The tour does not include Stevens Elementary, the school the President-elect's daughter Army will attend.
Tirana was joined by School Board president Therman E. Evans and Reed at the press conference.
"The most important thing about participating in the inaugural is to show that the D.C. school system is a good school system - not just a good school system, a great school system and not a one-school system," Evans said.
Supt. Reed said his talk is aimed at giving visitors "an overview of the town and the school system." Reed said the talk will be for persons from outside of the District but, "there are a lot of people from this town who don't know anything about the school system, too. I hope they come."
The three days of tours on two school buses, which hold 44 persons each, will be held Jan. 17, 18 and 19, the three days before the inauguration.
The following six schools will be visited: Brookland School (which has a computer-assisted teaching program and a television center); Lemuel Penn Center, and its career development center; Washington Highland School, which has community facilities for teaching; Sharpe Health School, a special education school; Oyster Elementary School, which teaches Spanish and English speaking students; and Woodson Senior High School, which features a special humanities program.