Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter VII. Management and Fiscal Accountability; Preservation of School-Based Resources.


§ 38–1807.51. Management support systems.

(a) Food services and security services. — Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation, the Board of Education shall enter into a contract for academic year 1995-1996 and each succeeding academic year, for the provision of all food services operations and security services for the District of Columbia public schools, unless the Superintendent determines that it is not feasible and provides the Superintendent’s reasons in writing to the Board of Education and the Authority.

(b) Development of new management and data systems. — Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation, the Board of Education shall, in academic year 1995-1996, consult with the Authority on the development of new management and data systems, as well as training of personnel to use and manage the systems in areas of budget, finance, personnel and human resources, management information services, procurement, supply management, and other systems recommended by the Authority. Such plans shall be consistent with, and contemporaneous to, the District of Columbia Government’s development and implementation of a replacement for the financial management system for the District of Columbia Government in use on April 26, 1996.


(Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321 [270], Pub. L. 104-134, § 2751.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2853.71.


§ 38–1807.52. Access to fiscal and staffing data.

(a) In general. — The budget, financial-accounting, personnel, payroll, procurement, and management information systems of the District of Columbia public schools shall be coordinated and interface with related systems of the District of Columbia Government.

(b) Access. — The Board of Education shall provide read-only access to its internal financial management systems and all other data bases to designated staff of the Mayor, the Council, the Authority, and appropriate congressional committees.


(Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321 [270], Pub. L. 104-134, § 2752.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2853.72.


§ 38–1807.53. Development of fiscal year 1997 budget request.

(a) In general. — The Board of Education shall develop its fiscal year 1997 gross operating budget and its fiscal year 1997 appropriated funds budget request in accordance with this section.

(b) Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Revision. — Not later than 60 days after April 26, 1996, the Board of Education shall develop, approve, and submit to the Mayor, the District of Columbia Council, the Authority, and appropriate Congressional committees, a revised fiscal year 1996 gross operating budget that reflects the amount appropriated in the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1996, and which:

(1) Is broken out on the basis of appropriated funds and nonappropriated funds, control center, responsibility center, agency reporting code, object class, and object; and

(2) Indicates by position title, grade, and agency reporting code, all staff allocated to each District of Columbia public school as of October 15, 1995, and indicates on an object class basis all other-than-personal-services financial resources allocated to each school.

(c) Zero-Base budget. — For fiscal year 1997, the Board of Education shall build its gross operating budget and appropriated funds request from a zero-base, starting from the local school level through the central office level.

(d) School-by-school budgets. — The Board of Education’s initial fiscal year 1997 gross operating budget and appropriated funds budget request submitted to the Mayor, the District of Columbia Council, and the Authority shall contain school-by-school budgets and shall also:

(1) Be broken out on the basis of appropriated funds and nonappropriated funds, control center, responsibility center, agency reporting code, object class, and object;

(2) Indicate by position title, grade, and agency reporting code all staff budgeted for each District of Columbia public school, and indicate on an object class basis all other-than-personal-services financial resources allocated to each school; and

(3) Indicate the amount and reason for all changes made to the initial fiscal year 1997 gross operating budget and appropriated funds request from the revised fiscal year 1996 gross operating budget required by subsection (b) of this section.


(Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321 [270], Pub. L. 104-134, § 2753.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2853.73.

[Reserved].


§ 38–1807.56. Preservation of school-based staff positions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321 [271], Pub. L. 104-134, § 2756; Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 4022(a), 52 DCR 7503.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2853.76.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 4022(a) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).


§ 38–1807.57. Preservation of school-based staff positions.

(a) Findings. — The Council of the District of Columbia finds that:

(1) In Fiscal Year 2006, the District of Columbia Public Schools (“DCPS”) will receive a core budget of $779,309,000 with additional funding in the amount of $21 million for the Superintendent’s school reform initiatives.

(2) Despite an overall increase in funding for DCPS, local schools have been forced to develop plans to reduce their workforces because the 3.07% increase in the uniform per student funding formula does not cover the average step increase of 4.77% included in collective bargaining agreements approved by the Mayor and Council.

(3) The Council believes that these reductions, which would come one year following the elimination of 500 school-based positions, are unacceptable and, if implemented, would be injurious to the DCPS.

(4) As a result, there is a need to avert layoffs of more than 300 staff at individual schools.

(5) DCPS should absorb the cost of the step increases from non-local school budget funds.

(b) Restrictions on reductions of school-based employees. — To the extent that a reduction in the number of full-time equivalent positions for the District of Columbia public schools is required to remain within the budget established for the public schools in appropriations acts, no reductions shall be made from the full-time equivalent positions for school-based teachers, principals, counselors, librarians, or other school-based educational positions that were established as of the end of Fiscal Year 2005, unless the Board of Education makes a determination based on student enrollment that:

(1) Fewer school-based positions are needed to maintain established pupil-to-staff ratios; or

(2) Reductions in positions for other than school-based employees are not practicable.

(c) Definition. — The term “school-based educational position” means a position located at a District of Columbia public school or other position providing direct support to students at such a school, including a position for a clerical, stenographic, or secretarial employee, but not including any part-time educational aide position.


(Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321 [271], Pub. L. 104-134, § 2757; as added Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 4022(b), 52 DCR 7503.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 4022(b) of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Short Title

Short title of subtitle C of title IV of Law 16-33: Section 4021 of D.C. Law 16-33 provided that subtitle C of title IV of the act may be cited as the Preservation of School-Based Staff Positions Amendment Act of 2005.