Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 29A-i. District of Columbia Public Schools Contracting and Spending.


§ 38–2955. Reallocation and use of District of Columbia Public Schools funds.

*NOTE: This section has been amended by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in January, 2022.*

(a) Pursuant to rules promulgated by the Chief Financial Officer, each school in the District of Columbia Public Schools ("DCPS") may reallocate funds between object classes within the school's non-personal services object category in the aggregate not-to-exceed amount of $25,000 within each fiscal year.

(b) DCPS is authorized to spend appropriated funds to pay for DCPS-sponsored student travel, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and admission fees for students and adult chaperones, to locations and venues outside DCPS facilities in accordance with rules promulgated by the Chancellor pursuant to § 38-174(c)(5); provided, that such travel be related to the students' curriculum or for the purpose of rewarding student curricular or extra-curricular achievement.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the terms "object category" and "object class" shall have the same meanings as provided in § 47-361(9) and (10), respectively.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 4012, 63 DCR 10775; Aug. 23, 2021, D.C. Act 24-159, § 4012, 68 DCR 008602.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4012 of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-159, Aug. 23, 2021, 68 DCR 008602).