Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/286

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110 STAT. 1321-139 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 Council, and the appropriate congressional committees, the audit conducted under this subsection. (4) COST OF THE AUDIT.— The Board of Education shall reimburse the Authority for the cost of the independent audit, solely from amounts appropriated to the Board of Education for staff, stipends, and other-than-personal-services of the Board of Education by an Act making appropriations for the District of Columbia. SEC. 2403. PAYMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL.— (1) ESCROW FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.— Except as provided in subsection (b), for any fiscal year, not later than 10 days after the date of enactment of an Act making appropriations for the District of Columbia for such fiscal year, the Mayor shall place in escrow an amount equal to the aggregate of the amounts determined under section 2401(b)(1)(B) for use only by District of Columbia public charter schools. (2) TRANSFER OF ESCROW FUNDS.— (A) INITIAL PAYMENT.—Not later than October 15, 1996, and not later than October 15 of each year thereafter, the Mayor shall transfer, by electronic funds transfer, an amount equal to 75 percent of the amount of the annual payment for each public charter school determined by using the formula established pursuant to section 2401(b) to a bank designated by such school. (B) FINAL PAYMENT.— (i) Except as provided in clause (ii), not later than May 1, 1997, and not later than May 1 of each year thereafter, the Mayor shall transfer the remainder of the annual payment for a public charter school in the same manner as the initial payment was made under subparagraph (A). (ii) Not later than March 15, 1997, and not later than March 15 of each year thereafter, if the enrollment number of a public charter school has changed from the number reported to the Mayor and the Board of Education, as required under section 2402(a), the Mayor shall increase the payment in an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount provided for each student who has enrolled in such school in excess of such enrollment number, or shall reduce the payment in an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount provided for each student who has withdrawn or dropped out of such school below such enrollment number. (C) PRO RATA REDUCTION OR INCREASE IN PAYMENTS. — (i) PRO RATA REDUCTION.— I f the funds made available to the District of Columbia Government for the District of Columbia public school system and each public charter school for any fiscal year are insufficient to pay the full amount that such system and each public charter school is eligible to receive under this subtitle for such year, the Mayor shall ratably reduce such amounts for such year on the basis of the formula described in section 2401(b). (ii) INCREASE.—I f additional funds become available for making payments under this subtitle for such