Sunday, December 27, 2009

From the 12/25 DC Register

Child-, youth-, family, and community-related items from the December 25, 2009 D.C. Register are:
  • OSSE has published the meeting schedule for the District of Columbia Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Fund Committee.   The first meeting is on January 21, 2010.   See the notice for the other dates, time and location.
  • Final rulemaking in contracting and procurement:   The Chief Procurement Officer of the District of Columbia has published final rules authorizing a two-step procurement process, a process that will provide the best value to the District.   The proposed rulemaking was published in May 2009; no changes were made to the rules as originally proposed.   The City Council approved the (final) rulemaking on November 24, 2009 by Resolution PR18-408.
  • Final rules on small purchase procurement:   The Chief Procurement Officer of the District of Columbia published final rules to authorize the use of small purchase procurement procedures for procurements not exceeding $100,000 for all departments, agencies, instrumentalities, and employees under the procurement authority of the Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), including the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the Metropolitan Police Department.   The proposed rules were published in April 2009.   No changes were made to the rulemaking as originally proposed.   The City Council approved the (final) rulemaking on November 10, 2009.
  • Final rules on UDC law school tuition and fee increases:   UDC’s Board of Trustees has published final rules revising tuition rates for students at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law as of the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • Emergency and proposed rules from UDC:   UDC has published six notices of emergency and proposed rules related to university procurement.   Public comments are being accepted; they are due within 30 days of publication.   Details about submitting comments are found on the last page of each of the six rule notices.
  • Mayor’s Order re: closings and consolidation of DC Public Schools:   Mayor's Order 2009-219, “Final Action on Closings and Consolidations of District of Columbia Public Schools”, was signed on December 14.   According to the order (in part),
    On October 6, 2009, the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) alU10unced a proposed plan to close and/or consolidate school programs and buildings, pursuant to Title 5 (Board of Education), Section 3607 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.
    The proposed actions involve (1) closing one elementary school, Scott Montgomery Elementary, and consolidating the Scott Montgomery program with Walker-Jones Education Campus; and (2) closing the McGogney Elementary School building which does not currently house a school program, and maintaining the McGogney building in DCPS inventory pending assessment of needs for DCPS administrative or special programs space.

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