Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/269

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-122 (12) CENSUS. —^A public charter school shall provide to the Board of Education student enrollment data necessary for the Board of Education to comply with section 3 of article II of the Act of February 4, 1925 (D.C. Code, sec. 31-404) (relating to census of minors). (13) COMPLAINT RESOLUTION PROCESS. —^A public charter school shall establish an informal complaint resolution process. (14) PROGRAM OF EDUCATION.^A public charter school shall provide a program of education which shall include one or more of the following: (A) Preschool. (B) Prekindergarten. (C) Any grade or grades from kindergarten through grade 12. (D) Residential education. (E) Adult, community, continuing, and vocational education programs. (15) NONSECTARIAN NATURE OF SCHOOLS.— A public charter school shall be nonsectarian and shall not be affiliated with a sectarian school or religious institution. (16) NONPROFIT STATUS OF SCHOOL.—^A public charter school shall be organized under the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act (D.C. Code, sec. 29-501 et seq.). (17) IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY. — (A) IN GENERAL. —^A public charter school, and its incorporators, Board of Trustees, officers, employees, and volunteers, shall be immune from civil liability, both personally and professionally, for any act or omission within the scope of their official duties unless the act or omission— (i) constitutes gross negligence; (ii) constitutes an intentional tort; or (iii) is criminal in nature. (B) COMMON LAW IMMUNITY PRESERVED. —Subparagraph (A) shall not be construed to abrogate any immunity under common law of a person described in such subparagraph. SEC. 2205. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL. (a) BOARD OF TRUSTEES. —The members of a Board of Trustees of a public charter school shall be elected or selected pursuant to the charter granted to the school. Such Board of Trustees shall have an odd number of members that does not exceed 7, of which— (1) a majority shall be residents of the District of Columbia; and (2) at least 2 shall be parents of a student attending the school. (b) ELIGIBILITY.— An individual is eligible for election or selection to the Board of Trustees of a public charter school if the person— (1) is a teacher or staff member who is employed at the school; (2) is a parent of a student attending the school; or (3) meets the election or selection criteria set forth in the charter granted to the school. (c) ELECTION OR SELECTION OF PARENTS.—In the case of the first Board of Trustees of a public charter school to be elected