§ 1–325.44. Criteria for use of bond revenue by District of Columbia Public Schools.
(a) To receive funds from the Bond Revenue account of the Schools Modernization Fund, the District of Columbia Public Schools (“DCPS”) shall:
(1) Develop a new Master Facilities Plan pursuant to § 38-2803, that incorporates the findings and goals of the master education plan developed by the Superintendent.
(2) Consolidate facilities and dispose of underused buildings in accordance with the Master Facilities Plan developed under subsection (a) of this section, and applicable law; and
(3) Submit to the Mayor and Council a proposed expenditure plan developed in consideration of city-wide capital efforts and approved by the Board of Education which shall include:
(A) The specific repair or renovation for which the requested funds shall be used;
(B) An explanation as to why these additional funds, which are available over and above funds appropriated for capital investment in schools, are necessary;
(C) An analysis as to how the specific project fits into the Master Facilities Plan developed under subsection (a) of this section and DCPS’ strategic objectives for school modernization;
(D) An analysis of any new program capacity to be created, including the student population to be served, how it fits into the master education plan developed by the Superintendent, and any anticipated savings resulting from providing programs within DCPS facilities instead of out-of-state;
(E) A declaration that no funds from the Bond Revenue account are intended for expenditure on a facility set for disposition; and
(F) A time table for completion of the proposed repair or renovation.
(b) Priority in funding shall be given to projects that:
(1) Locate new out-of-District special education programs within DCPS facilities;
(2) Create additional capacity for vocational education programs within DCPS facilities;
(3) Co-locate public charter schools within DCPS facilities; or
(4) Develop mixed-use facilities in collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library, the Department of Parks and Recreation, or other appropriate District agencies.