(WJLA) - District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Abigail Smith, deputy mayor of education, will both testify at a D.C. Council hearing Thursday about proposed plans to revise school boundaries.
Recently, D.C. officials released new proposals for public school boundaries that ensure D.C. would maintain neighborhood schools. The new proposal also guarantees three-and-four-year-old students who live in-boundary at a Title I school would have access to pre-kindergarten, according to the Washington Post.
However, the new proposals, which significantly affect some boundaries for certain neighborhood schools, have received some pushback from parents and faculty who have been angry about the changes and how they will affect their kids.
Attendance boundaries for middle and high schools would change the most, including for Alice Deal Middle School and Wilson High School, two of the most sought-after schools in the District.
The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m.