Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–704. Limitation on purchases.

The Board of Education shall purchase for use in the public schools only such books and supplies as shall have been duly recommended by the Superintendent of Schools and formally approved by the Board of Education.


(Jan. 31, 1930, 46 Stat. 62, ch. 32, § 4; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 312, 44 DCR 1423; Oct. 19, 2000, D.C. Law 13-172, § 704, 47 DCR 6308.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-704.

1973 Ed., § 31-404.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-172 deleted “, through the Office of Contracting and Procurement” preceding “purchase for use”.

Cross References

Additional powers and duties of Superintendent, see § 38-105.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 704 of the Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-376, July 24, 2000, 47 DCR 6574).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 704 of the Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-438, October 20, 2000, 47 DCR 8740).