Maury SIT Team Seeks Feedback on Modernization Plans

Stakeholders should complete online survey by Feb. 2nd

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The Maury Elementary Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) and School Improvement Team (SIT) are seeking data related to the preferences of stakeholders of Maury Elementary, including teachers and staff, parents, neighbors and local community members. The purpose of this survey is to determine stakeholder views with regard to the new, modernized Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave NE), planned to re-open for the 2019-20 School Year. 

The SIT team said that less than ten years ago, enrollment at Maury Elementary enrollment was around 250 students.  This year, Maury has 408 students and enrollment projections for next year are 422 students.  DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the Division of General Services (DGS) are modernizing Maury to meet enrollment of 539 students in the years to come.  A new facility will be constructed and integrated with the historic 1886 building. 

The school buildings will undergo renovation from January 2018 until August 2019. Students are being educated in trailers on the Eliot-Hine Middle School campus (1850 Constitution Ave. NE), known as Maury Village @ Eliot Hine.

When modernizing a school, DCPS and DGS seeks input from stakeholders through a group called the School Improvement Team (SIT).  Recently, the Maury SIT met with DCPS and DGS to provide input on the design of the new, modernized Maury Elementary. The open comment period closed on Jan. 24th.

The designs will soon be finalized, but before that happens the LSAT and SIT seek additional data to gauge stakeholder priorities and preferences as it relates to some of the potential design options for the new Maury. Members of the LSAT and SIT have developed a survey to assist DCPS and DGS in understanding how stakeholders view what is in the best interests for Maury students and the larger community.

The survey should take less than five minutes to fill out, and can be completed online. All responses must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 2nd and will be shared back with the larger community.