Media Advisory: Cheh to begin 11th Annual School Readiness Tour

School funding and overcrowding in Ward 3 schools will be a focus of this year’s tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, August 3rd, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D —Ward 3) will begin the first day of her annual tour of Ward 3 schools to ensure that facilities are prepared and ready for students by​ the ​first day of the 2017-2018 school year.​ This year marks the 11th school tour since Councilmember Cheh first took office and will be an opportunity for her to discuss overcrowding and budgetary concerns directly with school leadership.


WHO:           Councilmember Mary M. Cheh

WHAT:         An examination of DCPS schools in Ward 3

Thursday, August 3rd

  • 11:00 am: Key Elementary School – 5001 Dana Place, NW


Monday, August 7th

  • 10:00 am: Mann Elementary – 4430 Newark Street, NW
  • 11:30 am: Janney Elementary School – 4130 Albemarle Street, NW
  • 1:00 pm: Wilson High School – 3950 Chesapeake Street, NW


Tuesday, August 8th

  • 10:00 am: Stoddert Elementary School – 4001 Calvert Street, NW
  • 11:30 am: Hardy Middle School – 1819 35th Street, NW
  • 2:00 pm: Oyster Adams – 2801 Calvert Street, NW
  • 3:00 pm: Oyster Adams – 2020 19th Street, NW


​Wednesday, August 9th

  • 10:00 am: Deal Middle School – 3815 Fort Drive, NW
  • 11:30 am: Murch Elementary School temporary location at the University of the District of Columbia– 3373 Van Ness Street, NW
  • 2:00 pm: Hearst Elementary School – 3950 37th Street, NW
  • 3:30 pm: Eaton Elementary – 3301 Lowell Street, NW



BACKGROUND: Councilmember Cheh has conducted Schools Readiness Tours since her first year in office and every year thereafter. The purpose of these visits is to see how schools are preparing for the school year and to identify what schools need – from missing books to broken air conditioners.  This year’s tours will focus on overcrowding in Ward 3 and funding concerns at Wilson High School. After these visits, Councilmember Cheh asks the Department of General Services and other agencies to provide whatever is necessary so that Ward 3 schools have everything that is needed before school begins on August 21st.



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