DFER DC Applauds Mayor Bowser’s on Proposed FY2024 Per Pupil Funding Increase


Contact: Victoria Fosdal, victoria@dfer.org

(Washington, D.C.) February 16, 2023 – In response to Mayor Bowser’s announcement proposing a 5.05 % increase in per pupil funding in the fiscal year 2024, Jessica Giles, Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform D.C. (DFER D.C.), released the following statement: 


“We applaud the Mayor for increasing the per-student funding formula to 5% and providing additional funds to support increases in salaries for educators in D.C. Public Schools and public charter schools,” Giles said. 


Giles continued, “In the coming weeks, we encourage the Mayor and D.C. Council to pass a budget that invests in equitable resources for all schools; ensures all educators receive high-quality preparation and support; offers affordable and high-quality postsecondary education opportunities; and provides safe, stable, and positive learning environments for all students.”


Read DFER D.C.’s complete 2023 policy priorities here


About DFER D.C.

DFER D.C. is dedicated to eliminating racial inequity and discrimination in the D.C. public education system by supporting leaders who champion student-centered policies. More information can be found on our website at www.dferdc.org.



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