Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/302

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110 STAT. 1321-155 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 committees not later than 60 days prior to the last day of the 1997-1998 academic year. SEC. 2855. EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE AUDITS. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Consensus Commission may examine and request the Inspector General of the District of Columbia or the Authority to audit the records of the Board of Education to ensure, monitor, and evaluate the performance of the Board of Education with respect to compliance with the long-term reform plan and such plan's overall educational achievement. The Consensus Commission shall conduct an annual review of the educational performance of the Board of Education with respect to meeting the goals of such plan for such year. The Board of Education shall cooperate and assist in the review or audit as requested by the Consensus Commission. (b) AUDIT.—The Consensus Commission may examine and request the Inspector General of the District of Columbia or the Authority to audit the records of any public charter school to assure, monitor, and evaluate the performance of the public charter school with respect to the content standards and districtwide assessments described in section 2311(b). The Consensus Commission shall receive a copy of each public charter school's annual report. SEC. 2856. INVESTIGATIVE POWERS. The Consensus Commission may investigate any action or activity which may hinder the progress of any part of the long-term reform plan. The Board of Education shall cooperate and assist the Consensus Commission in any investigation. Reports of the findings of any such investigation shall be provided to the Board of Education, the Superintendent, the Mayor, the District of Columbia Council, the Authority, and the appropriate congressional committees. SEC. 2857. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONSENSUS COMMISSION. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Consensus Commission may at any time submit recommendations to the Board of Education, the Mayor, the District of Columbia Council, the Authority, the Board of Trustees of any public charter school and the Congress with respect to actions the District of Columbia Government or the Federal Government should take to ensure implementation of the longterm reform plan. (b) AUTHORITY ACTIONS.—Pursuant to the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995 or upon the recommendation of the Consensus Commission, the Authority may take whatever actions the Authority deems necessary to ensure the implementation of the long-term reform plan. SEC. 2858. EXPIRATION DATE. Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, this subtitle shall be effective during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending 7 years after such date. Subtitle I—Parent Attendance at Parent-Teacher Conferences SEC. 2901. POLICY. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Mayor is authorized to develop and implement a policy encouraging all resi-