Maret's partnership with DPR & Jelleff
Head of School Marjo Talbott
Maret’s Partnership with DPR at Jelleff Field
- In 2010, the DC Department of Parks & Recreation granted Maret School preferred permitting for the use of the playing field at the Jelleff Recreation Center in Georgetown, on limited dates and for limited hours. In return, Maret invested $2.4M in improvements to the field and the swimming pool.
- In August 2019, the District signed a 9-year extension of that agreement.
- 反对一些Maret WHO的合作分发了一份请愿书，要求在全市误导撤销签订的续约合同。在负竞选接着而来的觉醒，直流理事会关于娱乐和青年事务委员会进行了2019 10月21日，监督圆桌会议，接受公众的证词支持和反对的扩展。
- Objections to Maret-DPR Arrangements at Jelleff
- Maret's Commitment to Our Community
In 2008, facing financial distress, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington decided to raise money by selling some of its valuable properties. Large developers were interested in buying the Jelleff Club site in Upper Georgetown with an eye to building townhouses. Club leadership approached Maret School about a partnership that would:
(a) preserve this important recreational resource for the benefit of all DC residents, and
(b) improve the facilities, which were badly run-down and not designed for maximum utility.
Maret then began to look for the funds necessary to undertake this partnership and design the outdoor space.
江苏快三号码分布图In January of 2010, the District accepted Maret’s proposal for a 10-year agreement with a clear and straightforward option to extend this partnership for 9 more years, until 2029. Maret then undertook—at its sole expense—to construct a new and expanded regulation-size multisport field; rebuild the swimming pool (not used by Maret); add fencing for safety; and install lighting to create extended hours of play. Maret also provides routine upkeep of the field. In exchange, the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) grants Maret limited priority permitting during 10 weeks in both the fall and spring. Maret’s usage amounts to approximately 10% of total available field hours.
In the spring of 2019, in anticipation of exercising its clear right to request a 9-year extension, Maret arranged consultative meetings with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington (which continues to operate an aftercare program at Jelleff); ANC 2E Commissioners Elizabeth Miller and Kishan Putta; neighboring Dumbarton Oaks; and other neighbors. The School discussed its history with Jelleff, its commitment to maintaining Jelleff as a valuable community resource, and its intention to seek the extension. Maret also discussed ways in which it could work with the community to bring online other nearby fields, including the Duke Ellington field, to support the recreational needs of District children.
5月6日，Maret参加一次公开会议，在乔治城公共图书馆由DPR举行，听到人们对提议延期的意见。这些公共协商后，并随着2009年利用地役权和维护协议一致，Maret提交正式的书面申请，在七月的延伸。已回复在30天内城市需要通过授予Maret的请求;扩展正式在八月各方签署。作为批准扩展的一部分，Maret同意自费更换人造草皮现有多项运动领域，升级栅栏，并有助于走向jelleff节省会所 - $ 950,000纳税人的装修费用。此外Maret仍负责为延长9多年的为现场的日常维护。
Maret’s Mission Statement focuses on the importance of community. As a result, the School has developed longstanding relationships with dozens of organizations in the District. For example, for 20 years Maret has hosted the six-week Horizons enrichment program on its campus, benefitting 130 public school students this summer alone. In addition, Maret offers its field and gyms to outside community groups (including DC Stoddert Soccer, MPD Soccer, and Boys & Girls Club Basketball) for over 1500 hours annually. Substantive Service Learning programs for students in Kindergarten through 9th Grade partner with (among others) Martha’s Table, Anacostia River Project, and Mazique Early Childhood Program. Maret’s student body includes 411 District residents from all eight Wards. 48% of our students identify as students of color and 24% of all students receive need-based financial aid.