Children’s Law Center Policy Director Sharra E. Greer recently shared testimony at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) oversight hearing. Nearly all the children we represent attend public schools in DC, whether traditional public schools or charter schools, and we appreciated the opportunity to testify on the changes needed to better serve them. Sharra focused on the significant progress OSSE has made rewriting Chapter 30 regulations, a key step not only in ensuring that many of the best practices OSSE is already implementing are codified, but also in addressing serious issues that affect students with disabilities. She also addressed some areas where progress is needed, including providing appropriate supports for DC’s children with special education needs; regulations on the use of exclusionary discipline practices like seclusion and restraint in schools; and students’ access to Home or Hospital Instruction (HHI).
Read her full testimony here: