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The DC Code: § 38-2831 Budget submission requirements.

Index38 Educational Institutions. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools ("Chancellor") shall prepare and execute a performance-based budget on an annual basis. The budget prepared by the Chancellor shall have its operations organized by major programs, which in turn will be composed of activities and services. The budget submitted by the Chancellor shall allocate all monies by revenue source for programs, activity, and service levels, and by revenue source for comptroller source group by program and activity. The District of Columbia Public Schools ("DCPS") submission shall include the number of full-time equivalents with job titles by program and revenue source.
b
The DCPS submission shall also include a presentation that specifies all monies budgeted for each school, education campus, and center, including the funds available to each school for which the decision to spend is made by the school's local school restructuring team, and all other organization Level 4 funds, the spending of which directly benefits local schools, such as textbooks, substitute teachers, special education related services, and athletics, so that the Council and the public may know the totality of funds, goods, and services that will be provided to students at each school, education campus, or center.
c
No later than 21 days before the Mayor's submission of the District's budget and financial plan to the Council, the Chancellor shall, annually, make available on the DCPS website and post at each school a detailed estimate, in accordance with this section, of the amount of money required to operate the public schools for the ensuing year, including preliminary school-by-school budgets.
d
The Mayor's annual submission of the District's budget and financial plan to the Council shall include as an attachment an accurate and verifiable report on the positions and employees of the District of Columbia Public Schools to include:
1
A compilation of DCPS Schedule A positions for the ensuing fiscal year on a full-time equivalent basis, including a compilation of all positions by organization Level 4, job title, pay plan and grade, program and activity, revenue fund, and annual salary; and
2
A compilation of all DCPS employees as of the preceding March 1, on a full-time equivalent basis, including a compilation of all positions by organization Level 4, job title, pay plan, grade, and step, program and activity, revenue fund, and annual salary.
e
No later than October 30 of each year, the Mayor shall submit to the Council a revised appropriated funds operating budget for DCPS for the fiscal year beginning on the preceding October 1 that sets forth the total amount of the approved appropriation and that realigns budgeted data with anticipated actual expenditures with the specification set forth in of subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
f
Beginning in fiscal year 2011, the Mayor shall submit to the Council quarterly financial reports for DCPS setting forth by organization Level 4 approved budget, revised budget, actual expenditures and funds obligated to date, and projected expenditures for the full fiscal year.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-325 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: "The Board of Education shall approve an annual budget for submission to the Council that is consistent with the goals and objectives established by the Board of Education for the operation of the public schools of the District of Columbia. The Board shall prepare and execute a performance-based budget on an annual basis. The budget prepared by the Board shall have its operations organized by major programs, which in turn will be composed of activities and services. The budget submitted by the board shall allocate all monies by activities and object class. The DCPS submission shall also include a presentation that specifies the monies budgeted for each school. This presentation shall specify the funds available to each school for which the decision to spend is made by the school's local schools restructuring team, and shall specify other responsibility center funds the spending of which directly benefit local schools (e.g., for textbooks, substitute teachers, transportation, maintenance/engineers, nurses, teachers salaries, etc.), so that the Council and the public may know the totality of funds, goods and services that will be provided to the local schools directly." D.C. Law 18-223 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: "The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (' Chancellor') shall prepare and execute a performance-based budget on an annual basis. The budget prepared by the Chancellor shall have its operations organized by major programs, which in turn will be composed of activities and services. The budget submitted by the Chancellor shall allocate all monies by revenue source for programs, activity, and service levels, and by revenue source for comptroller source group by program and activity. The District of Columbia Public Schools submission shall include the number of full-time equivalents with job titles by program and revenue source. The DCPS submission shall also include a presentation that specifies the monies budgeted for each school. This presentation shall specify the funds available to each school for which the decision to spend is made by the school's local schools restructuring team, and shall specify other responsibility center funds the spending of which directly benefit local schools (e.g., for textbooks, substitute teachers, transportation, maintenance/engineers, nurses, teachers salaries, etc.), so that the Council and the public may know the totality of funds, goods and services that will be provided to the local schools directly." Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4 of Public Schools Hearing Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-11, February 25, 2009, 56 DCR 1915). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4032 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542). Legislative History of Laws Law 15-211, the "Board of Education Continuity and Transition Amendment Act of 2004", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-714, which was referred to the Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 29, 2004, and July 13, 2004, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 2, 2004, it was assigned Act No. 15-498 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15- 211 became effective on December 7, 2004. For Law 17-325, see notes following § 38-103. For Law 18-223, see notes following § 38-103. Miscellaneous Notes Short title: Section 4031 of D.C. Law 18-223 provided that subtitle D of title IV of the act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Public Schools Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2010". DC CODE § 38-2831 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 7, 2004, D.C. Law 15-211, § 6, 51 DCR 8805; Mar. 21, 2009, D.C. Law 17-325, § 4, 56 DCR 499; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 4032, 57 DCR 6242.)