Meetings on School Modernization

D.C. public schools will conduct meetings at several elementary schools throughout the city to develop facility design guidelines for elementary and secondary schools that are part of the system's modernization process.

A representative of Eihorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering, the firm contracted to help with the project, will attend to get public feedback on the modernization guidelines.

Meetings will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at: Patterson Elementary School, 4300 South Capitol St. SW, today; Key Elementary School, 50001 Dana Place NW, Tuesday; Cleveland Elementary School, 1825 Eighth St. NW, July 29; Thomson Elementary School, 1200 L Street NW, Aug. 3; Randle Highlands Elementary School, 1650 30th St. SE, Aug. 5; Noyes Elementary School, 2725 10th St. NE, Aug. 17; and Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE, Aug. 19.

This series of meetings also is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the 21st Century School Fund.

The meetings will discuss how building features and services will mesh with curriculum-based needs including special education; math and science; physical education and recreation; accelerated learning and gifted-and-talented programs; administration; security; operations; maintenance and housekeeping; and community uses.

Hearing on Meridian Charter School

The D.C. Public Charter School Board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. today at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, 2100 13th St. NW, to discuss Meridian Public Charter School's request to amend its application to establish a charter school in the city. The amendment proposes a new partnership with the Calvert School, an independent school in Baltimore.

Those who wish to testify on the impact of this amendment must call the board's office at 202-887-5011 by 3 p.m. today to be placed on the hearing schedule. Written testimony should be delivered to the board's office, 1717 K St. NW, by the same time. Copies of the amended application are available for review at the board's office.

Community Cleanup and Tribute to King

A community cleanup and tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday along South Capitol Street SE between Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Elmira Street SE.

The day will start with a continental breakfast, followed by the cleanup, a presentation honoring King and a cookout. Participants should meet at the Riggs Bank branch at 4100 South Capitol St. SE.

This is the third in a series of four community service events honoring King in Southeast, sponsored by a collaboration of local civic, business and faith-based organizations.