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The DC Code: § 38-754.03 Administration of Community Schools Incentive Initiative.

Index38 Educational Institutions. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Mayor shall establish and administer the multiyear Community Schools Incentive Initiative ("Incentive Initiative") to award multiyear grants to incentivize the establishment of no fewer than 5 new community schools within one year of June 19, 2012, with priority given to schools that have:
1
A focus on mental health prevention and treatment services and adult education and training; and
2
A student population of which at least 75% of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
b
The Mayor shall promote and encourage the use of public school and public charter school facilities by community and neighborhood groups.
c
Within 60 days of June 19, 2012, the Mayor shall convene a Community Schools Advisory Committee that shall consist of:
1
The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, or designee;
2
The Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, or designee;
3
The Director of the Department of Health, or designee;
4
The Director of the Department of Employment Services, or designee;
5
The President of the State Board of Education, or designee;
6
The President of the University of the District of Columbia, or designee;
7
The President of the University of the District of Columbia Community College, or designee;
8
The Deputy Mayor for Education, or designee;
9
Representatives from at least 4 community-based organizations;
10
Representatives from at least 4 philanthropic or business organizations;
11
The Director of the Public Charter School Board, or designee; and
12
The directors of 2 public charter schools.
d
The Community Schools Advisory Committee shall:
1
Advise the Mayor on the development of the Incentive Initiative, including the development of a results-based framework and accompanying performance indicators with which to measure the success of the Incentive Initiative;
2
Participate in the selection process for Incentive Initiative grantees;
3
Develop recommendations on how all public schools can become centers of their communities by opening school facilities for nonprofit and community use;
4
Identify potential funding sources for the provision of eligible services within the Incentive Initiative; and
5
Develop yearly measurable performance goals to assess:
A
How to increase the percentage of families and students receiving services for each year of the Incentive Initiative;
B
The outcomes for students and families, particularly student academic achievement; and
C
The number of public schools and public charter schools that have established formal relationships with community and neighborhood groups to use school facilities.
e
Within 180 days of June 19, 2012, the Mayor shall establish a process for awarding grants of no more than $200,000 a year to successful eligible consortiums and shall require that each application for an Incentive Initiative grant include:
1
An assessment of the local school community and the neighborhood's needs and assets;
2
A description of the proposed eligible consortium, including the type and number of community partners, as defined in § 38-754.02, and how the eligible consortium shall address the needs and build upon the assets of the community that the eligible consortium will serve;
3
A proposed budget and narrative description of the proposed use of grant funds, which budget shall reflect a core concept of service coordination and integration and the narrative describe how the eligible consortium shall provide at least 4 additional eligible services that did not exist before the establishment of the eligible consortium;
4
The identification of operational funding for eligible services and community partners; and
5
A plan for the development of a community advisory board to include members of school leadership, school faculty, parents of school students, community leaders, community-based organizations, and other community members.
f
The Mayor shall:
1
Conduct periodic evaluations of the progress achieved with funds allocated under a grant, consistent with the purposes of this section;
2
Use the evaluations to refine and improve activities conducted with the grant and the performance measures for the activities;
3
Make the results of the evaluations publicly available, including providing public notice of the availability; and
4
Identify best practices and lessons learned for the purpose of informing the District-wide community school policy.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 19-142, see notes under § 38-751.01. DC CODE § 38-754.03 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 19, 2012, D.C. Law 19-142, § 403, 59 DCR 3642.)