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Interim DCPS Chancellor meets with DC State Board of Education for the first time

Interim DCPS Chancellor meets with DC State Board of Education for the first time (ABC7)

In her first meeting with the State Board of Education, interim chancellor Dr. Amanda Alexander stressed that she will focus on three main things -–trust, accountability and community engagement.

“In the short term, I’ve committed to the mayor to serving in this role for at least six months,” said Alexander.

“I realize that trust has been lost due to the recent graduation scandal, the attendance issues and transfer indiscretions that have occurred,” said Alexander. “I’m going to focus on ensuring every student that walks across the stage has earned their diploma that they’ve received.”

Two weeks ago she replaced former Chancellor Antwan Wilson amid controversy.

“What do you plan to do to make sure we have a successful school year?” asked SBOE student representative Tatiana Robinson.

“Engaging [principals and assistant principals] in training sessions and making sure that they follow through with all the policies and procedures,” responded Alexander.

Alexander also wants to focus on retaining teachers within DCPS, attendance and the budget.

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