Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rules proposed for DCPS residency verification change

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has published published proposed rules in the DC Register to amend Chapter 50 of Title 5, of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR), entitled "Residency Verification for the District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools."   In June 2008 the State Board of Education approved a revision to one portion of the regulations enabling the District of Columbia Public schools system and public charter schools to begin the residency verification process as early as May 1. See, 55 District of Columbia Register 6498 (June 13, 2008).   The rule was put into effect as an emergency rule which expired in October 2008.   The proposed regulations also enable schools to begin the residency verification process as early as April 1.   Comments are due by March 13, 2009.