B21-0115, Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2015


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1:00 p.m., Hearing Room 120, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public hearing of the Committee on Education on B21-0115, the Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2015. The roundtable will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Hearing Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building. 

The stated purpose of B21-0115 is to amend the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 to define a conflicting interest transaction for public charter schools; allow an eligible chartering authority to require the production of financial books and records of certain vendors that contract with public charter schools; to establish violation of such conflict of interest provisions as fiscal mismanagement; and to define the circumstances under which a nonprofit corporation that operates a public charter school shall be involuntarily dissolved.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee on Education, at (202) 724-8061, or email Jessica Giles, Committee Assistant, at, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, October 9, 2015.  Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  Witnesses appearing on his or her own behalf should limit their testimony to three minutes; witnesses representing organizations should limit their testimony to five minutes. 

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted to the Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 116 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2015.