Wednesday, February 12
6:00 PM -8:00 PM
Garrison Elementary School
1200 S St. NW
Thanks to the work of the DC Council Education Committee and the support of the entire Council, Garrison’s modernization will begin this summer. The DC Department of General Services (DGS) is moving swiftly in the procurement process and architects are hard at work. This is all great news for Garrison’s students, families and community.
Unfortunately, the full modernization is not expected to be completed until FY 2022, as only half of what is needed to fully modernize the school is in this year’s DC budget. Further, Garrison’s 3-1/2 acres of grounds will in all likelihood not be touched by this phase of the modernization there is still a long way to go before students, families and the community can enjoy an appealing, functional recreational area, enjoyable by all ages and for as many purposes as possible.
Join the Logan Circle Citizens Association for a discussion with the Garrison community and elected officials about strategies to make Garrison’s full modernization happen in FY 2015. Invited guests include Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham, Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans, and representatives from DC Public Schools, DGS, and the Office of the Mayor.
Concept drawings for the grounds elaborated in 2012 with the help of the Garrison PTA and the pro bono services of Newman Architects and Landscape Architecture Bureau can be found here.
For more information about how communities can and should define schools, see the Coalition for Community Schools.