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The DC Code: § 38-2651 State Board of Education; establishment; membership.

Index38 Educational Institutions. (Refs & Annos)
(1) There is established a State Board of Education ("Board") consisting of 9 members. Four members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. Five members shall be elected. Four of the 5 elected members shall be elected from the 4 school districts created pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. One member shall be elected at-large as the President of the Board.
Upon the repeal of §§ 1-204.52 and 1-204.95, the members of the Board of Education established pursuant to §1-204.95 shall serve as the initial State Board of Education established by this chapter until noon, January 2, 2009.
Beginning at 12:01 p.m. on January 2, 2009, the Board shall consist of 9 elected members. One member shall be elected from each of the 8 school election wards created pursuant to § 1-1011.01 and one member shall be elected at-large. The Board shall select its president from among the 9 members of the Board.
The 4 school districts for the election of Board members, as described in subsection (a)(1) of this section, shall be comprised of the 8 election wards created pursuant to § 1-1011.01:
Wards 1 and 2 shall comprise School District I;
Wards 3 and 4 shall comprise School District II;
Wards 5 and 6 shall comprise School District III; and
Wards 7 and 8 shall comprise School District IV.
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (3)(B) of this subsection, the term of office of a member of the Board, including the at-large member, shall be 4 years.
Members may receive compensation at a rate fixed by the Council, which shall not exceed the amount provided for in § 1-611.10.
(A) The term of office of a member elected in a general election shall commence at 12:01 p.m. on January 2 of the year following the election.   The term of office of an incumbent member shall expire at noon, January 2 of the year following the general election.
The initial terms of the members of the Board elected in the general election in November 2008 shall be as follows:
The 4 members elected from Wards 1, 3, 5, and 6 shall serve 2- year terms, ending at noon, January 2, 2011.
The 4 members elected from Wards 2, 4, 7, and 8 and the member elected at-large shall serve 4-year terms, ending at noon, January 2, 2013.
(1) Each member of the Board, including the at-large member, shall:
Be a qualified elector, as that term is defined in § 1-1001.02, in the school election ward from which he seeks election;
Have resided in the ward from which he or she is nominated for one year immediately preceding the election;
Not hold another elective office, other than delegate or alternate delegate to a convention of a political party nominating candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States; or
Not be an officer or employee of the District of Columbia government or of the Board.
A member shall forfeit his or her office upon failure to maintain the requirements of this subsection.
The election of the members of the Board shall be conducted on a nonpartisan basis and in accordance with subchapter I of Chapter 10 of Title 1.
If a member of the Board dies, resigns, or otherwise becomes unable to serve or a member-elect fails to take office, the vacancy shall be filled as provided in § 1-1001.10(e) and (g).

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 17-9, the "Public Education Reform Amendment Act of 2007", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-1, which was referred to Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 3, 2007, and April 19, 2007, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 23, 2007, it was assigned Act No. 17-38 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-9 became effective on June 12, 2007. Miscellaneous Notes Applicability: Section 404 of Law 17-9 provides that this title shall apply upon Congressional enactment of Title IX. Congress enacted the provisions of Title IX in Pub. L. 110-33, approved June 1, 2007. DC CODE § 38-2651 Current through December 11, 2012


(June 12, 2007, D.C. Law 17-9, § 402, 54 DCR 4102.)