Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–205. Report of enrollments and withdrawals.

By October 5 of each year, each public, independent, private, and parochial school shall report to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education the name, address, sex, and date of birth of each minor who resides permanently or temporarily in the District who is currently enrolled in their school. By the 5th of every month thereafter, each school shall report any changes in enrollment, including withdrawals, to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.


(Feb. 4, 1925, 43 Stat. 807, ch. 140, Art. II, § 2; renumbered as Art. II, § 4 and amended, Mar. 8, 1991, D.C. Law 8-247, § 2(a), 38 DCR 376; Sept. 19, 2013, D.C. Law 20-17, § 303(c), 60 DCR 9839; July 26, 2016, D.C. Law 21-140, § 2(d), 63 DCR 8207.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-405.

1973 Ed., § 31-209.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-17 substituted “principal, head teacher, or teacher who gives private instruction of each educational institution” for “principal, or head teacher of each public, independent, private, or parochial school, and each teacher who gives private instruction.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(d) of School Attendance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-476, July 21, 2016, 63 DCR 10181).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(d) of School Attendance Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-410, June 1, 2016, 63 DCR 8202).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 303(c) of the Attendance Accountability Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-133, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11531, 20 DCSTAT 1973).