LISTEN: DCPS Chancellor Is Hopeful About Students Returning To School


With all of the challenges and changes facing DCPS during these unprecedented times, Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee is determined to keep the school system on track.

He stopped by to talk with the Joe Clair Morning Show on Tuesday. 

"We've done a great deal of work to prepare for distance learning," Ferebee said. "We have had an overwhelming response from families at home adjusting to providing home school. And we've had a number of students returning work and communicating with their teachers."

He said DCPS is continuing to focus on getting laptops out to students and providing them with resources to effectively complete their work.

"Our high school students will be prioritized this week. And we're starting to provide hotspots [so students] will have internet access. Also providing lessons online via

DCPS will continue provide meals for the time being and schools are currently set on track to return on April 27, according to Ferebee.

"In terms of prom and end of the year activities, we are still hopeful that at some point we can return to school," he said. "We have not thrown in the towel on the school year at this point. If we can get back to school it provides some sense of normalcy for us so we are hopeful."

Listen to the full interview above.

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