Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–2911. Periodic revision of Formula.

(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Mayor and Council, in consultation with representatives of DCPS and of the Public Charter Schools, shall review and revise this Formula within 2 years of its establishment, within 2 years after this initial review and revision, and once every 4 years subsequently. Revisions shall be based upon information and data including study of actual costs of education in the District of Columbia, consideration of performance incentives created by the Formula in practice, research in education and education finance, and public comment.

(2) Beginning January 30, 2017, the Mayor shall submit to the Council a report every 2 years that reviews the Formula and includes recommendations for revisions to the Formula based upon a study of actual costs of education in the District of Columbia, research in education and education finance, and public comment.

(b) The study of actual costs of education pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1) The relation of funding levels to student outcomes;

(2) Maintenance of effort in specified areas of focus to promote continuity of effective practices;

(3) Improved techniques for determining specific levels of funding needed to provide adequate special education services;

(4) Improved measures of change in the cost of education; and

(5) A review of the costs associated with serving at-risk students and of how at-risk students are identified.

(c) The Office of the State Superintendent for Education shall be responsible for the development of the report required by subsection (a) of this section and shall convene a working group, which shall be comprised of, at a minimum, representatives from DCPS, public charter schools, and the public, to solicit input and recommendations regarding revisions to the Formula.


(Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-207, § 112, 45 DCR 8095; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 4002(i), 53 DCR 6899; Feb. 22, 2014, D.C. Law 20-87, § 4(d), 61 DCR 309; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 4149, 64 DCR 7652.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2911.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 38-2602 and § 38-2903.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-192 added subsec. (c).

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-87 added (a)(2); added “Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection” in (a)(1); added (b)(5) and made related changes; and rewrote (c).

Applicability

Section 4150 of D.C. Law 22-33 provided that the amendment made to this section shall apply as of June 27, 2017.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4149 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4149 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary addition of chapter, see note to § 38-2901.

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4002(i) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4002(i) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4002(i) of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165).

Temporary Legislation

See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 38-2901.