Saturday, February 14, 2009

DCPS FOIA changes

The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) on February 13 published emergency rules re: FOIA compliance with other government agencies.   According to the notice, "The emergency rule will remain in effect for up to one hundred twenty (120) days, unless earlier superseded by a notice of final rulemaking.   The proposed rule will be submitted to the Council for a forty-five (45) day period of review.   The Chancellor also hereby gives notice of the intent to adopt this rule, in final, in not less than thirty (30) days from the publication of this notice in the D.C. Register or upon approval of the rule by the Council whichever occurs later."