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|Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on Education, Libraries, and Recreation
To amend the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula to increase the funding for the after-hours needs of special education students living in a D.C. Public School or Public Charter School that provides students with room and board in a residential setting.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Uniform Per Student Funding Formula for Public Schools and Public Charter Schools Amendment Act of 1999".
Sec. 2. The following language is hereby added to the chart found in Section 6(c):
Sec. 3. A new paragraph (f) is added to Section 9, to read as follows:
"(f) For a D.C. Public School or Public Charter School that provides students with room and board in a residential setting, in addition to their instructional program, the facilities allowance determined pursuant to this Section shall be multiplied by 2.7 times for those students in residence at the school.
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
Sec. 5. Effective date.
(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(1), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
Section 2 amends Bill 13-3 in order to account for the costs of providing the special education services which a student would normally receive around the clock away from a day school (at home, from counselors, etc.) but which, in the case of a residential school, must be provided by the school itself.
Section 3 amends Bill 13-3 to increase the facilities allowance for public chanter schools to better account for the increased facility demands of housing children in the residential facility. The original legislation did not give a greater weight to residential charter schools, despite the increased facility demands which these schools will necessarily have.
Section 4 states the fiscal impact statement.
Section 5 states the effective date.
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