Watkins is undergoing a multiyear modernization project to improve the physical structure of the building and improve the educational experience for Watkins staff and students. This has been a ongoing process, which has been conducted jointly between the the DC government and multiple stakeholders, including the School Improvement Team (SIT), which including staff, teachers, and parents. An important recent development involves potentially relocating Watkins students for a period of time during the construction process, known as a "swing" scenario.
DCPS is holding a meeting to engage the broader community on November 17th at 6pm at Watkins Elementary (420 12th St, SE). They will discuss the developments since last spring, when the last community meeting was held. If you're interested in learning more or weighing in, please attend on the 17th.