- There is established a task force that shall study providing a neighborhood preference in charter school admissions for the 2013-2014 school year. The task force shall consist of:
- The following 5 government officials, or their designees:
- Chairman of the Public Charter School Board;
- Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia;
- State Superintendent of Education;
- Deputy Mayor for Education; and
- Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools; and
- The following nongovernment members:
- Two representatives from charter support organizations;
- A representative from the education department of a national research organization;
- A representative from a national charter school organization;
- Two charter school leaders selected by the Public Charter School Board Chair; and
- A labor representative.
- The task force shall:
- Be chaired by the Chairman of the Public Charter School Board, or his or her designee;
- Meet at an agreed to location as often as determined necessary by the Chairman of the task force;
- Explore the feasibility of offering a neighborhood preference in charter school admissions for the 2013-2014 school year; and
- By September 1, 2012, submit a report to the Council of its findings, which shall include:
- Consideration of the various ways in which a neighborhood preference can be designed, including:
- The pros and cons of a weighted lottery;
- Setting aside of a certain percentage of new seats;
- A geographically limited preference; and
- A preference based on rankings in a city-wide application process;
- A definition of neighborhood for the purpose of setting boundaries in admissions;
- An examination of models that are being used in other jurisdictions and evaluation of their applicability to the District; and
- Recommendations based on its findings.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For history of Law 19-, see notes under § 38-751.01.
Short title: Section 4051 of D.C. Law 19-168 provided that subtitle F of title IV of the act may be cited as "District of Columbia School Reform Amendment Act of 2012".
DC CODE § 38-1802.14a
Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321 , Pub. L. 104-134, § 2214a, as added Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 4052, 59 DCR 8025.)