DC State Board of Education (SBOE)


The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) is the only elected educational body in the District, and it plays 3 main roles:

  1. Advises the State Superintendent on education policy, including issues like state standards and regulations.

  2. Approves state-level educational policies, like graduation requirements and the state accountability plan.

  3. Amplifies the voices of our constituents, like parents, teachers, and students.

According to the DC State Board of Education’s blog,

The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) is an independent agency within DC government that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which is the District’s state education agency. The Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, and one member representing DC at large, and two student representatives. The Board approves education policies, sets academic standards, and determines teacher qualifications, while OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding.

Find all the details of what the SBOE does and how it operates here.


Meetings are usually held in the Old Council Chambers on the first floor of One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW

Working sessions: first Wednesday of every month @ 5pm

Public meetings: third Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 pm

For an updated calendar of meetings, please visit the SBOE events page.

For agendas and records from meetings, please visit the SBOE information-sharing page.