On Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 pm, at Murch, Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles is coming to discuss the new mayoral administration’s plans for modernization. It is essential that we fill the room and let her know that funding for renovation and expansion is critical to the Murch community. The Murch HSA will provide babysitting for Murch-age children.
If you are able, we also encourage you to attend Mayor Bowser’s Budget Engagement Forum on Wednesday, February 19, from 7:00-8:30 pm at Wilson High School. The Mayor’s budget forum is designed to be an interactive discussion for residents to provide input on budget priorities. Register now to attend
This week, the Murch HSA Co-Presidents met this week with the director of the DC Council Education Committee who reaffirmed Education Committee Chairman David Grosso’s commitment to seeing that Murch is a priority in the budget. He has made clear that overcrowded elementary schools and those not in compliance with ADA should be the city’s immediate focus. Murch is the most overcrowded school in the city and completely inaccessible for those with disabilities. The Co-Presidents also met with Councilmember Mary Cheh’s staff. The Councilmember is actively advocating for Murch to make sure the Mayor’s proposed budget includes the additional $30 million needed for the renovation and expansion to begin in June 2016 and be completed in 18-24 months.
Stay up to date on the details of what is happening through the new section of the Murch website devoted to the modernization effort.