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DC Elementary School Students Deserve A New, Safe School

Earlier this year, bulldozers knocked over Bruce-Monroe Elementary school in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington D.C., with the promise from now-former Chancellor Michelle Rhee and soon-to-be-former Mayor Adrian Fenty that a brand-new school would be rebuilt. By 2011, parents and students were told, a new school would be ready for them. 
But City Councilmembers keep postponing any rebuilding plans, while Bruce-Monroe students are stuck at an aging substitute school where they deal with mice, cockroaches, unhealthy air and constant sickness. Meanwhile, a developer has proposed building luxury condos and upscale shops on the site.

Tell DC leaders that a new Bruce-Monroe Elementary school must be built without delay on the former school site (3012 Georgia Ave NW) with sufficient public funding. The City Council, and Mayor Vincent Gray, must identify money in the city budget to immediately start construction on the new school, originally promised to be completed by the Fall of 2011.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Ward 1 Council member
    Jim Graham
  • Mayor Elect
    Vincent Gray
  • Council Chairman Elect
    Kwame Brown
  • DC's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
    Andre Byers
  • Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization
    Warren Graves

Parents & Friends of Bruce-Monroe & Empower DC started this petition with a single signature, and now has 6,345 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.