Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter I. General


§ 38–191. Department of Education; establishment; authority.

(a) Pursuant to § 1-204.04(b), the Council establishes a Department of Education, subordinate to the Mayor. The department shall be headed by a Deputy Mayor for Education, who shall be appointed pursuant to § 1-523.01(a).

(b) The Department of Education shall:

(1) Have oversight of the:

(A) State Superintendent of Education Office;

(B) Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization; and

(C) Repealed.

(D) Development of a comprehensive, District-wide data system that integrates and tracks data across education, justice, and human service agencies.

(2) Be responsible for the planning, coordination, and supervision of all public education and education-related activities under its jurisdiction, including development and support of programs to improve the delivery of educational services and opportunities, from early childhood to the post-secondary education level, including the District of Columbia Public Schools, public charter schools, and the University of the District of Columbia; provided, that nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted to grant to the Mayor any authority over the University of the District of Columbia that is currently vested in the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia;

(3) Promote, coordinate, and oversee collaborative efforts among District government agencies to support education and child development as it relates to education, including coordinating the integration of programs and resources;

(4) Coordinate programs, policies, and objectives of the Mayor with the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia;

(5) Promote, coordinate, and oversee the enhancement and quality of workforce preparation programs within the State Superintendent of Education Office;

(6) Promote, coordinate, and oversee the enhancement and quality of adult literacy and adult education programs within the State Superintendent of Education Office;

(7) Submit to the Mayor, Chancellor, State Board of Education, and the Council the reports required by § 38-353(14) and (15);

(8) Coordinate the development of the Master Facilities Plan; and

(9) Provide administrative and technical support for the Common Lottery Board.

(c) By December 31, 2009, the Deputy Mayor for Education shall submit to the to the Council for approval, by resolution, and to the State Board of Education for review, a plan describing the framework that it shall use to develop a statewide, strategic education and youth development plan (“EYD plan”).

(d) By September 30, 2010, the Deputy Mayor for Education shall submit to the Council for approval, by resolution, and to the State Board of Education for review, the EYD plan, which shall include:

(1) A clearly articulated vision statement for children and youth from zero to 24 years of age;

(2) Stated goals and operational priorities;

(3) An assessment of needs, including a showing that the comprehensive strategy to address the stated needs is based on research and data;

(4) A timeline and benchmarks for planning and implementation;

(5) An operational framework that provides for shared accountability, broad-based civic community involvement, and coordination:

(A) With District, school, and other community efforts;

(B) With key stakeholders throughout the community, including those in top public and civic leadership;

(C) Of the education sector with housing, health, and welfare;

(D) With economic development policies and plans; and

(E) Of multiple funding streams to ensure sustainability of the EYD plan;

(6) An explication of the location and planning, including intended use and design, for the District’s educational facilities and campuses; and

(7) Recommendations for policy and legislative changes, if needed, to increase the effectiveness of the EYD plan.

(e) The Mayor shall review and update the EYD plan every 3 years and submit the plan to the Council for approval, by resolution, and to the State Board of Education for review.


(June 12, 2007, D.C. Law 17-9, § 202, 54 DCR 4102; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 4051(a), 57 DCR 181; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 4123, 57 DCR 6242; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 4052(a), 61 DCR 9990.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-1593 and § 38-2803.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-111, in subsec. (b)(1)(B), inserted “and” at the end; repealed subsec. (b)(1)(C); in subsec. (b)(2), substituted “education level, including the District of Columbia Public Schools, public charter schools, and the University of the District of Columbia; provided,” for “education level; provided,”; and added subsecs. (c), (d), and (e). Prior to repeal, subsec. (b)(1)(C) read as follows: “(C) Office of Ombudsman for Public Education; and”.

D.C. Law 18-223, in subsec. (b), deleted “and” from the end of par. (6); substituted “; and” for a period at the end of par. (7), and added par. (8).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-155 added (b)(9) and made related changes.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4051(a) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4051(a) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4123 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).

For temporary (90 days) limited grant-making authority for the Deputy Mayor for Education, see § 4092 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) limited grant-making authority for the Deputy Mayor for Education, see § 4092 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(a) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) addition of a provision concerning the Deputy Mayor for Education’s limited grant-making authority, see §§ 4102 and 4103 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(a) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) addition of a provision concerning the Deputy Mayor for Education’s limited grant-making authority, see §§ 4102 and 4103 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(a) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

For temporary (90 days) addition of a provision concerning the Deputy Mayor for Education’s limited grant-making authority, see §§ 4102 and 4103 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 20-61, § 4092, see § 7052(a) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 20-61, § 4092, see § 7042(a) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of D.C. Law 20-61, § 4092, see § 7042(a) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

For temporary (90 days) addition of provisions allowing the Deputy Mayor for Education limited grant-making authority, see §§  4122 and 4152 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Short Title

Short title: Section 4050 of D.C. Law 18-111 provided that subtitle F of title IV of the act may be cited as the “Department of Education Establishment Amendment Act of 2009”.

Section 4091 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle I of Title IV of the act may be cited as the “Deputy Mayor for Education Limited Grant-Making Authority Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Section 4144 of D.C. Law 21-160 provided for Deputy Mayor for Education reporting requirements.

Section 4092 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, for fiscal year 2014, the Deputy Mayor for Education shall have grant-making authority solely for the purpose of providing a capital grant of $6 million for facility construction of a language-immersion public charter school serving middle and high school-aged students in the District; provided, that the grant issued under this section shall be administered pursuant to the requirements set forth in part B of subchapter XII-A of Chapter 3 of Title 1 [§ 1-328.11 et seq.].

Section 4102 of D.C. Law 20-155 provided: “Deputy Mayor for Education limited grant-making authority.

“For Fiscal Year 2015, the Deputy Mayor for Education shall have grant-making authority solely to provide:

“(1) An operational grant of $ 2 million for the development of a language immersion public charter school campus serving middle- and high-school students; provided, that the grant shall not be used for the lease, renovation, or development costs of a temporary location; and

“(2) An operational grant of $ 2 million to support the project development and management of an athletic and community meeting space on the grounds of a public charter school that provides a classical education to students in grades 5 through 12.”

Section 4103 of D.C. Law 20-155 provided that grants issued pursuant to § 4102 of the act shall be administered pursuant to the requirements set forth in part B of subchapter XII-A of Chapter 3 of Title 1 [§ 1-328.11 et seq.].

Section 7042(a) of D.C. Law 20-155 repealed D.C. Law 20-61, § 4092.

Section 4122 of D.C. Law 21-36 provided: “(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Deputy Mayor for Education may enter into one or more written agreements for advertisements and sponsorships to fund My School DC EdFest, an annual citywide public school fair.

“(b) No agreement pursuant to this section may require the District to expend funds.

“(c) Only advertisements shall be agreed to in exchange for corporate goods, services, or funds.

“(d) There shall be no limit to the value of goods, services, or funds that may be received from an organization, registered or not, or from an individual, regardless of whether the organization is located, or the individual resides, within the District of Columbia.

“(e) Any sponsorship or advertisement pursuant to this section shall be memorialized by written agreement of the parties.

“(f) The Deputy Mayor for Education shall keep an accounting of all goods, services, and funds received pursuant to this section and shall submit to the Mayor and to the Council of the District of Columbia a report accounting for all goods, services, and funds received pursuant to this section by December 31st of each year.”

Section 4152 of D.C. Law 21-36 provided: “Deputy Mayor for Education limited grant-making authority.

“(a) For Fiscal Year 2016, the Deputy Mayor for Education shall have grant-making authority solely to provide:

“(1) Grants not to exceed $ 270,000 to organizations to provide advocacy, individual counseling, academic support, enrichment, life-skills training, and employment-readiness services for high school students in the District who are at risk of dropping out.

“(2) Grants not to exceed $ 150,000 to organizations to provide a music instruction program serving elementary school students in the District that have limited means to afford or access to instrumental music instruction.

“(3) A grant in an amount not to exceed $ 150,000, for a study, in consultation with the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia, to evaluate the cost, benefits, and feasibility of relocating the University of the District of Columbia Community College to a location east of the Anacostia River. The Deputy Mayor for Education, in consultation with the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia, may conduct the study in lieu of issuing a grant.

“(b) Grants issued under this section shall be administered pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Grant Administration Act of 2013, effective December 24, 2013 (D.C. Law 20-61; D.C. Official Code Section 1-328.11 et seq.).”


§ 38–192. Special education; reporting requirement.

Within 60 days of June 12, 2007, the Department of Education shall report to the Mayor and the Council on the status of:

(1) The Special Education Task Force, and the development of the Special Education Reform Plan, established pursuant to § 38-2551; and

(2) The implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Board of Education pursuant to the resolution Adopting the Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Special Education White Paper and Other Recommendations to Improve the Delivery of Special Education Services within the District of Columbia Public Schools, effective March 13, 2006 (Board of Education resolution SR06-22).


(June 12, 2007, D.C. Law 17-9, § 203, 54 DCR 4102.)


§ 38–192.01. Adult literacy reporting.

(a) The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education shall report to the Mayor and the Council, on an annual basis on or before the start of the third quarter of fiscal years 2012 through 2016, on the capacity of District-funded service providers to meet the need and demand for adult literacy services in the District. The report shall:

(1) Cover the current and the preceding fiscal year;

(2) Identify the office’s metrics used for measuring the need and demand for adult literacy support, state the office’s quality standards, and measure the performance of District-funded providers of adult literacy services;

(3) Provide an accounting of the total number of adults needing literacy support in the District and by ward;

(4) Provide an accounting of the total number of District-funded providers of adult literacy support services that provide services to District residents, broken down by ward;

(5) Provide an accounting of the total number of openings available for literacy support services from District-funded service providers during the fiscal year reported, broken down by ward and by service provider;

(6) Provide a gap analysis that measures the capacity of District-funded service providers to meet the need and demand for adult literacy services in the District and by ward; and

(7) Propose an adult literacy plan for the next fiscal year to ensure that District-funded programs are meeting the needs of adult learners District-wide and by ward.

(b) To prepare for the adult literacy report, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, shall seek information and support for the development of quality standards and performance measures from community-based providers of adult education and family literacy services, adult learners, funders, District and federal agencies, representatives from the business community, and adult education experts.


(June 12, 2007, D.C. Law 17-9, § 203a; as added Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 4052, 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 92, 59 DCR 6190.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 clarified that D.C. Law 19-21, § 4052, added D.C. Law 17-9, § 203a.

Short Title

Section 4051 of D.C. Law 19-21 provided that subtitle F of title IV of the act may be cited as “Adult Literacy Reporting Act of 2011”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability: Section 305 of D.C. Law 17-9 provides that this title shall apply upon Congressional enactment of Title IX and inclusion of its effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Congress enacted the provisions of Title IX in Pub. L. 110-33, approved June 1, 2007.

Section 4052 of D.C. Law 19-21 provided:

“Sec. 4052. Adult literacy reporting.

“(a) The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education shall report to the Mayor and the Council, on an annual basis on or before the start of the third quarter of fiscal years 2012 through 2016, on the capacity of District-funded service providers to meet the need and demand for adult literacy services in the District. The report shall:

“(1) Cover the current and the preceding fiscal year;

“(2) Identify the office’s metrics used for measuring the need and demand for adult literacy support, state the office’s quality standards, and measure the performance of District-funded providers of adult literacy services;

“(3) Provide an accounting of the total number of adults needing literacy support in the District and by ward;

“(4) Provide an accounting of the total number of District-funded providers of adult literacy support services that provide services to District residents, broken down by ward;

“(5) Provide an accounting of the total number of openings available for literacy support services from District-funded service providers during the fiscal year reported, broken down by ward and by service provider;

“(6) Provide a gap analysis that measures the capacity of District-funded service providers to meet the need and demand for adult literacy services in the District and by ward; and

“(7) Propose an adult literacy plan for the next fiscal year to ensure that District-funded programs are meeting the needs of adult learners District-wide and by ward.

“(b) To prepare for the adult literacy report, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, shall seek information and support for the development of quality standards and performance measures from community-based providers of adult education and family literacy services, adult learners, funders, District and federal agencies, representatives from the business community, and adult education experts.”


§ 38–193. Evaluation and re-authorization.

(a)(1) By October 1 of each year, beginning in 2009, and every year thereafter, an evaluator shall be retained to conduct an independent evaluation of District of Columbia Public Schools (“DCPS”) and of any affiliated education reform efforts. The evaluation shall be conducted according to the standard procedures of the evaluator, with full cooperation of the Council, Mayor, Chancellor, State Superintendent of Education, and other government personnel.

(2) The annual evaluation shall include an assessment of:

(A) Business practices;

(B) Human resources operations and human capital strategies;

(C) All academic plans; and

(D) The annual progress made as measured against the benchmarks submitted the previous year, including a detailed description of student achievement.

(3) The initial evaluation shall incorporate benchmarks and analysis of the best available data to assess annual achievement.

(b) No later than June 1, 2015, the independent evaluator shall submit to the Council, the State Board of Education, and the Mayor a 5-year assessment of the public education system established by this chapter, which shall include:

(1) A comprehensive evaluation of public education following the passage of this chapter; and

(2) A determination as to whether sufficient progress in public education has been achieved to warrant continuation of the provisions and requirements of this chapter or whether a new law, and a new system of education, should be enacted by the District government.

(c)(1) The evaluations, and assessment, required by this section shall be conducted by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (“NRC”) for the 5-year period described in this section.

(2) By December 31, 2009, prior to conducting the initial evaluation, NRC shall submit to the Council and the Mayor a compilation of data and an analysis plan, which shows:

(A) A description of the procedures and method to be used to conduct the evaluation;

(B) The opportunities for public involvement;

(C) The estimated release dates of interim and final evaluation reports; and

(D) A revised budget and funding plan for the evaluation.

(d) The Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall transfer by October 5, 2009, an amount of $325,000 in local funds through an intra-District transfer from DCPS to the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor to contract with NRC to conduct the initial evaluation required by this section.

(e) Expired.


(June 12, 2007, D.C. Law 17-9, § 204, 54 DCR 4102; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 4051(b), 57 DCR 181; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 93, 59 DCR 6190; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 4122, 61 DCR 9990.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-1595.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-111 rewrote the section.

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 made a technical correction to D.C. Law 18-111 which did not affect this section as codified.

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-155 substituted “No later than June 1, 2015” for “On September 30, 2014” in (b); and added (e).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4051(b) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4051(b) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4122 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4122 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4122 of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

References in Text

“This act”, referred to in subsec. (b) of this section, is D.C. Law 17-9.

Editor's Notes

Pursuant to section 4122 of D.C. Law 20-155, subsection (e) of this section expired on September 30, 2015.


§ 38–194. Common Lottery Board.

(a)(1) There is established a Common Lottery Board (“CLB”) within the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. The purpose of the CLB shall be to develop and maintain a common lottery system for admission to public schools in the District of Columbia and shall:

(A) Adopt policies and procedures to govern the common lottery system, to be implemented by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education;

(B) Develop a 5-year strategic plan for the continuous improvement of the common lottery system;

(C) Develop an annual budget for the common lottery system;

(D) Promote participation of local educational agencies in the common lottery system;

(E) Identify critical entities with which to partner that will enable the CLB to further develop the common lottery system; and

(F) Solicit input from a Parent Advisory Council as established by the CLB;

(2) The CLB shall be funded through local appropriations and any private funding that it receives. The CLB may solicit, accept, and use private gifts, grants, or donations to further its stated purposes.

(3) The CLB shall adopt its own by-laws and rules of procedure.

(4) The CLB may utilize District public space for its official duties.

(5) Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Chairperson shall appoint, terminate, and fix the pay of an Executive Director of the CLB; provided, that the CLB shall approve the appointment and termination of the Executive Director.

(b) The CLB shall consist of the following 10 members:

(1) Seven voting members as follows:

(A) The Deputy Mayor for Education, or designee, who shall serve as Chairperson of the CLB;

(B) The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public School (“DCPS”), or designee;

(C) Two representatives from DCPS, as appointed by the Chancellor; and

(D) Three representatives from public charter schools, each appointed by a vote among charter schools as organized by the Public Charter School Board “(PCSB”); and

(2) Three non-voting members as follows:

(A) The State Superintendent of Education, or designee;

(B) The Chair of the Public Charter School Board (“PCSB”), or designee; and

(C) The Executive Director of the CLB.

(c)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the representatives appointed by DCPS and by a vote organized by the PCSB (“termed members”) shall serve 2-year terms and may be reappointed without limitation.

(2) The initial appointment of the termed members shall be as follows:

(A) One member appointed by DCPS and one member appointed by a vote organized by the PCSB to serve terms of 2 years, with the term to begin on July 1 and end on June 30; and

(B) One member appointed by DCPS and 2 members appointed by a vote organized by the PCSB to serve terms of one year, with the term to begin on July 1 and end on June 30.

(3) When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the CLB for reasons other than the expiration of a term, an appointment to fill the remainder of the vacated term shall be made in the same manner as prescribed in subsection (b)(1)(C) or (D) of this section, whichever is applicable.


(June 12, 2007, D.C. Law 17-9, § 205; as added Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 4052(b), 61 DCR 9990; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 4092(a), 64 DCR 7652.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4092(a) 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 § 4092(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 17-9, § 205, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 17-9, § 205, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 17-9, § 205, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).


§ 38–195. Common Lottery Board Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Common Lottery Board Fund (“Fund”), which shall be administered by the State Superintendent of Education in accordance with subsections (c) and (d) of this section.

(b) Deposits into the Fund shall include:

(1) Appropriated funds;

(2) Gifts,

(3) Grants;

(4) Donations; and

(5) Cash proceeds for DC EdFest deposited pursuant to § 38-196.01(g).

(c)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, money in the Fund shall be used for the continued development and improvement of the common lottery system.

(2) Cash proceeds deposited pursuant to § 38-196.01(g), shall first be used to fund My School DC EdFest. Any excess funds shall be used in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection.

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund, and interest earned, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.


(June 12, 2007, D.C. Law 17-9, § 206; as added Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 4052(b), 61 DCR 9990; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 4073, 63 DCR 10775; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 4092(b), 64 DCR 7652.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4092(b) 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 § 4092(b) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 17-9, § 206, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 17-9, § 206, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 17-9, § 206, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).