Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/279

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-132 (6) JUDICIAL REVIEW. — (A) AVAILABILITY OF REVIEW.—^A decision by an eligible chartering authority to revoke a charter shall be subject to judicial review by an appropriate court of the District of Columbia. (B) STANDARD OF REVIEW.—^A decision by an eligible chartering authority to revoke a charter shall be upheld unless the decision is arbitrary and capricious or clearly erroneous. SEC. 2214. PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL. —There is established within the District of Columbia Government a Public Charter School Board (in this section referred to as the "Board"). (2) MEMBERSHIP. — The Secretary of Education shall present the Mayor a list of 15 individuals the Secretary determines are qualified to serve on the Board. The Mayor, in consultation with the District of Columbia Council, shall appoint 7 individuals from the list to serve on the Board. The Secretary of Education shall recommend, and the Mayor shall appoint, members to serve on the Board so that a knowledge of each of the following areas is represented on the Board: (A) Research about and experience in student learning, quality teaching, and evaluation of and accountability in successful schools. (B) The operation of a financially sound enterprise, including leadership and management techniques, as well as the budgeting and accounting skills critical to the startup of a successful enterprise. (C) The educational, social, and economic development needs of the District of Columbia. (D) The needs and interests of students and parents in the District of Columbia, as well as methods of involving parents and other members of the community in individual schools. (3) VACANCIES.— ^i\ny time there is a vacancy in the membership of the Board, the Secretary of Education shall present the Mayor a list of 3 individuals the Secretary determines are qualified to serve on the Board. The Mayor, in consultation with the District of Columbia Council, shall appoint 1 individual from the list to serve on the Board. The Secretary shall recommend and the Mayor shall appoint, such member of the Board taking into consideration the criteria described in paragraph (2). Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term of a predecessor shall be appointed only for the remainder of the term. (4) TIME LIMIT FOR APPOINTMENTS. —I f, at any time, the Mayor does not appoint members to the Board sufficient to bring the Board's membership to 7 within 30 days of receiving a recommendation from the Secretary of Education under paragraph (2) or (3), the Secretary shall make such appointments as are necessary to bring the membership of the Board to 7. (5) TERMS OF MEMBERS.—