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Fully Fund the Expansion and Renovation of Hearst Elementary School!

The renovation and expansion of Hearst Elementary must be fully funded in order to meet the needs of our 21st century learners. The current level of allocated funding is deficient and does not meet critical needs.

Hearst Elementary's 20th century facilities aren't keeping up with its 21st century students, who represent every city Ward; the historic school building presents myriad learning limitations and safety risks. Hearst's full renovation and expansion will enhance learning opportunities by upgrading classrooms, creating thriving community and learning spaces, and enhance safety and accessibility.

The historic facility lacks basic fundamentals: a gym, cafeteria, administrative space, central meeting space, and secure entry. This means limited exercise, kids eating cold meals at desks, extremely limited space for community engagement, clumsy and inefficient administrative space, and challenges properly securing the building for our kids' safety. The school also houses an autism program, but there is no space for physical therapy. Right now, grades 3-5 are housed in trailers on school property - most lack restrooms and running water.

With Hearst students coming from all DC Wards, supporting the Hearst community means supporting the entire city.

Hearst can't just make do. Hearst must make GREAT. Please fully fund the expansion. ALL of DC SHALL BENEFIT!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Administrator, Office of the City Administrator
    Allen Lew
  • Member, DC Council
    Jack Evans
  • Member, DC Council
    Mary Cheh
  • Member, DC Council
    Kenyan McDuffie
  • Member, DC Council
    Tommy Wells
  • Member, DC Council
    Yvette Alexander
  • Member, DC Council
    Marion Barry
  • Deputy Mayor for Education
    De'Shawn Wright
  • Chair Pro Tempore, DC Council
    Michael A. Brown
  • Member, DC Council
    Jim Graham
  • At-Large Member, DC Council
    Vincent Orange
  • DGS
    Kenneth Diggs
  • Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the Government of the District of Columbia
  • Director, Office of General Services
    Brian . Hanlon
  • Member, DC Council
    Muriel Bowswer
  • Office of the Mayor
    Christopher Murphy
  • COO, DCPS
    Anthony deGuzman
  • Chairman, DC Council
    Phil Mendelson
  • At-Large Member, DC Council
    David Catania
  • DGS
    Anthony Clark


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