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Mayor Bowser to Launch 2022-2023 School Year with Slow Down Campaign and Ribbon Cutting at the Newly Modernized School-Within-School at Goding

Sunday, August 28, 2022

On Monday, August 29, at 8:30 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the first day of school by leading a Slow Down Campaign and welcoming students to the newly modernized School-Within-School at Goding in Ward 6.  
 
The Slow Down Campaign promotes and emphasizes the need for all drivers to slow down and be extra cautious while traveling in school zones, which generally have a 15 mile per hour speed limit. The campaign also emphasizes mayoral investments in school zone safety, such as an increased number of school crossing guards and safety improvements such as more signage, pavement markings-crosswalks and speed humps.
 
Following the Slow Down Campaign, Mayor Bowser will cut the ribbon on the newly modernized School-Within-School at Goding, a District-wide public elementary school serving students in PK3 to 5th grade and offering the only full Reggio Emilia program in the DCPS portfolio. This $51.7 million project renovates and adds 75,377 square feet of space to accommodate an increase in enrollment capacity from 300 students to 350.
 
 
WHEN:
Monday, August 29
Slow Down Campaign to take place at 8:30 a.m.
Mayor Bowser to cut ribbon at 9:15 a.m.
 
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, Chancellor, DC Public Schools
Keith A. Anderson, Director, Department of General Services
Dr. Christina Grant, Superintendent, Office of the State Superintendent of Education
John Burst, Principal, School-Within-School at Goding
Everett Lott, Director, District Department of Transportation
Julia Irving, Director, Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services
 
WHERE:
School-Within-School at Goding (Slow Down Campaign: Intersection of 11th and F Street NE)
920 F Street NE
*Closest Metro Station: Union Station Metro Station*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 8th Street & F Street NE *

 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]
 
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).

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