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    Agency Performance

Chancellor Antwan Wilson

School Improvement Team (SIT)

Purpose of the SIT
A School Improvement Team (SIT) is established at every school where a major capital project (to include modernization, school replacement, addition, renovation or remodeling) is scheduled within the next 1-2 fiscal years.  One of the SIT’s main focuses is to provide feedback during the development of the school-specific education specifications and schematic design and to assist with disseminating information about the progress of the school improvement to their peers and constituencies represented on the School Improvement Team. The committee members are expected to continue through the end of construction and be available to receive updates, and consult on issues that arise during construction.

Composition of the SIT
The SIT is chaired by a member of the school's community.  This person could be a teacher, parent, community member, the principal or other member of the school community.  All SIT meetings will be co-chaired by a central office administration SIT Coordinator.  The committee is selected by the central office SIT Coordinator in collaboration with the Principal and PTA.  The size of the SIT will be limited, but open to the public.  Each SIT is expected to include the following:
  1. Teachers
  2. School staff
  3. Parents
  4. Neighborhood Organization Representatives
  5. Students
  6. Representative of the Chancellor’s office
  7. DGS Program Manager
Role of the SIT Coordinator
  1. Identify all schools where major projects are scheduled to begin the next fiscal year
  2. Contact the principals of each school to explain the process
  3. Provide an invitation letter
  4. Schedule and conduct the first committee meeting
  5. Support DGS staff and consultants throughout the process to include printing, mailings, tour coordination, refreshments, etc.

SIT Process
Below is a high-level overview of the SIT Meetings, which will align with key project milestones. 

How DC Public Schools Are Modernized
Credit: D.C. Department of General Services (DGS)