ANC 3F will consider a resolution to support the full funding of renovations planned for Murch Elementary when it meets next Tuesday, February 18th. The meeting will be at the Methodist Home (4901 Connecticut) at 7:30 p.m.
Murch’s main building was designed for 488 students when it was constructed 85 years ago. Nearly 630 students are enrolled there now, and at current growth rates, 700 could enroll for the 2014-2015 school year.
Meanwhile, parent leaders at Murch (from the Home and School Association (HSA), the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT), and the School Improvement Team (SIT)) are concerned that they’ve heard nothing in recent months about the long-planned modernization, which as of last spring was set to begin in 2015. And they’re concerned that the $32 million earmarked for the project will be inadequate to house future students, if enrollment growth continues at current rates. They recently delivered letters to Mayor Gray and DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson asking them to address these and other funding concerns.
Can make the meeting? All of ANC 3F’s meetings are streamed live at livestream.anc3f.us, and they’re also available for playback later.
The agenda below is subject to change. Please contact the commissioners with your questions.
Police Report (10 minutes)
Commissioner Announcements (10 minutes)
Announcements / Open Forum – Opportunity for members of the community to raise issues of concern or importance to the 3F neighborhood.
Officer elections (10 minutes)
Resolution to support full funding of renovations to Murch School.
Resolution to approve participation in the ANC security fund. (5 minutes)
-An insurance policy funded by all of the ANCs.
Resolution to support expansion of the membership boundaries of the Lenore Swim and Tennis Club (BZA Case 18718). (10 minutes)
-Located at 4201 Lenore Lane, NW, the club’s zoning currently caps membership at 20 families, most of whom must live in close proximity. It’s seeking to expand that limit to 25.
Old Business Updates (5 minutes)
– Update on UDC Zoning Compliance Complaint
– Update on ANC web site updates
Miscellaneous (10 minutes)
– Approval of Minutes from December 2013 Meeting
– Financial Update
– Approval of the FY 2014 1st Quarter Financial Report
– Approval of the new sound system in the Methodist Home assembly hall, used by the ANC and in lieu of rent, $491.34