Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/301

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-154 (6) assist in the establishment of procedures that ensure every District of Columbia public school student is provided the skills necessary for employment, including the development of individual career paths. (c) POWERS.— The Consensus Commission shall have the following powers: (1) To monitor and comment on the development and implementation of the long-term reform plan. (2) To exercise its authority, as provided in this subtitle, as necessary to facilitate implementation of the long-term reform plan. (3) To review and comment on the budgets of the Board of Education, the District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools. (4) To recommend rules concerning the management and direction of the Board of Education that address obstacles to the development or implementation of the long-term reform plan. (5) To review and comment on the core curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 developed under subtitle C. (6) To review and comment on a core curriculum for prekindergarten, vocational and technical training, and adult education. (7) To review and comment on all other educational programs carried out by the Board of Education and public charter schools. (8) To review and comment on the districtwide assessments for measuring student achievement in the core curriculum developed under subtitle C. (9) To review and comment on the model professional development programs for teachers using the core curriculum developed under subtitle C. (d) LIMITATIONS.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, the Consensus Commission shall have no powers to involve itself in the management or operation of the Board of Education with respect to the implementation of the long-term reform plan. SEC. 2854. IMPROVING ORDER AND DISCIPLINE. (a) COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT FOR SUSPENDED STUDENTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Any student suspended from classes at a District of Columbia public school who is required to serve the suspension outside the school shall perform community service for the period of suspension. The community service required by this subsection shall be subject to rules and regulations promulgated by the Mayor. (2) EFFECTIVE DATE. —This subsection shall take effect on the first day of the 1996-1997 academic year. (b) EXPIRATION DATE.—Th is section, and sections 2101(b)(l)(K) and 2851(a)(2)(H), shall cease to be effective on the last day of the 1997-1998 academic year. (c) REPORT. —The Consensus Commission shall study the effectiveness of the policies implemented pursuant to this section in improving order and discipline in District of Columbia public schools and report its findings to the appropriate congressional