I wanted to share some very pertinent information provided by OSSE in anticipation of the predicted hurricane and storm activities. OSSE provides transportation to a number of schools and other school types, beyond DCPS, so their guidance is a global message. OSSE is a partner agency in the District of Columbia's Education Cluster, so it is unlikely they will have an operational status that is in opposition to DCPS. Please see the attached guidance.
As a reminder, only the Mayor can decide to close any or all DCPS schools and/or administrative offices. The Office of the Chief Operating Officer serves as operational point of contact and is responsible for the collection of situational data to inform the senior team and District leaders.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out directly to me.
Ricky A. Brown, Jr.
Division Specialist, Operations & School Programs
Office of Chief Operating Officer Innovation and Systems Improvement
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002