Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–785.04. Advisory Committee establishment.

(a)(1) The Advisory Committee shall be established to provide intellectual guidance from diverse perspectives to the research projects of the Partnership. Additionally, the Advisory Committee shall help formulate Partnership policy.

(2) The initial Advisory Committee shall be comprised of 21 members consisting of the institutional members appointed pursuant to subsection (b)(1) of this section and the non-institutional members appointed pursuant to subsection (b)(2) of this section. Subsequently, the Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the institutional members appointed pursuant to subsection (b)(1) of this section and the non-institutional members appointed pursuant to subsection (c)(1) of this section.

(3) To be eligible for appointment, members of the Advisory Committee (both institutional and non-institutional) shall have the ability to contribute substantive expertise to the research process related to student learning, school improvement, and urban education policy. Members shall be actively involved in practice, policy, or research on school improvement.

(4) Except as provided in subsection (b)(3) of this section, the term of non-institutional members shall be 3 years.

(5) A person who works for the Partnership or is a direct employee of a non-government organization that provides funding to the Partnership shall not be eligible for membership on the Advisory Committee.

(6) The Advisory Committee shall meet no later than 45 days following the appointment of the first 6 non-institutional members made pursuant to subsection (b)(2) of this section.

(b)(1) The Advisory Committee shall include the following institutional members:

(A) A representative of the Council appointed by the Chairman of the Council;

(B) A representative of the Deputy Mayor of Education appointed by the Deputy Mayor of Education;

(C) A representative of OSSE appointed by the State Superintendent of Education;

(D) A representative of DCPS appointed by the Chancellor of DCPS;

(E) A representative of the PCSB, appointed by its Executive Director;

(F) A head of a school, principal, or educational leader from a public charter school LEA elected by other public charter LEAs through a process organized by the PCSB;

(G) A representative of the Washington Teachers' Union;

(H) A representative of the Council of School Officers; and

(I) A representative of the State Board of Education appointed by the Board's President.

(2) The remaining 12 non-institutional members on the initially appointed Advisory Committee shall be comprised of parents, representatives from education-related nonprofit organizations, current teachers and current principals from both education sectors, and other education stakeholders, of whom 6 shall be appointed by the Mayor and 6 shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Council.

(3) The initial term for the non-institutional Advisory Committee members shall be as follows:

(A) Two of the initial members appointed by the Mayor and 2 of the initial members appointed by the Chairman of the Council shall serve a one-year term.

(B) Two of the initial members appointed by the Mayor and 2 of the initial members appointed by the Chairman of the Council shall serve a 2-year term.

(C) The remaining initial members appointed by the Mayor and Council Chairman shall each serve a 3-year term.

(c) The Advisory Committee shall adopt by-laws, which shall at a minimum:

(1) Establish a process for appointing or reappointing members of the Advisory Committee following the initial appointments and for filling vacancies;

(2) Address the extent to which Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public;

(3)(A) Establish the process by which the Advisory Committee elects its chairperson or co-chairpersons and their term;

(B) Require that, if the Advisory Committee elects co-chairpersons, at least one of the co-chairpersons shall be one of the individual, non-institutionalized members.

(4) Establish attendance requirements and whether there are term limits.

(d) The Advisory Committee shall meet formally at least 6 times a year.


(Mar. 28, 2019, D.C. Law 22-268, § 105, 66 DCR 1431; Mar. 19, 2020, D.C. Law 23-68, § 10(b), 67 DCR 743.)

Applicability

Section 16 of D.C. Law 23-68 provided that the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 23-68 shall apply as of October 1, 2019.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 10(b) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Clarification Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-201, Jan. 22, 2020, 67 DCR 731).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Education Research Practice Partnership Technical Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-127, Oct. 8, 2019, 66 DCR 13164).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Education Research Practice Partnership Technical Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Law 23-38, Dec. 24, 2019, 66 DCR 14814).