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DCPS Needs Volunteers To 'Beautify' Schools

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D.C. Public Schools are seeking volunteers for Beautification Day on August 20.
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D.C. Public Schools are seeking volunteers for Beautification Day on August 20.

D.C. Public Schools is asking volunteers to sign up for Beautification Day on August 20. It's part of an effort to get buildings ready for the first day of school.

More than 100 schools in the District need volunteers to help with planting flowers, painting classrooms and picking up trash.

D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson says last year approximately 2,800 residents signed up. This year she's hoping for 3,000.

"Whether you have kids or don't have kids, schools belong to all of us," she says. "They are our community assets. And we need everyone involved."

August 15 is the last day to register for Beautification Day. School reopens on August 22.

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