Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–2905. Supplement to foundation level funding on the basis of the count of special education, LEP/NEP, summer school, and residential school students.

*NOTE: This section has been amended by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in December, 2021.*

(a) In addition to grade level allocations, supplemental allocations shall be provided on the basis of the count of students identified as entitled to and receiving:

(1) Special education;

(2) English as a second language or bilingual education services;

(3) Summer school instruction for students who do not meet literacy standards pursuant to promotion policies of the DCPS or Public Charter Schools as defined in § 38-1804.01(b)(3)(B)(ii); and

(4) Extended school days.

(a-1) Pursuant to § 38-2905.01, supplemental allocations shall be provided on the basis of the count of students identified as at-risk.

(b) Supplemental allocations shall be provided for each student in full-time residence at a residential DCPS or Public Charter School.

(c) The supplemental allocations shall be calculated by applying weightings to the foundation level as follows:

Special Education Add-ons:

Level/ Program Definition Weighting Per Pupil Supplemental Allocation FY 2022
Level 1: Special Education Eight hours or less per week of specialized services 0.97 $11,378
Level 2: Special Education More than 8 hours and less than or equal to 16 hours per school week of specialized services 1.20 $14,076
Level 3: Special Education More than 16 hours and less than or equal to 24 hours per school week of specialized services 1.97 $23,108
Level 4: Special Education More than 24 hours per week of specialized services which may include instruction in a self-contained (dedicated) special education school other than residential placement 3.49 $40,938
Special Education Compliance Weighting provided in addition to special education level add-on weightings on a per-student basis for Special Education compliance. 0.099 $1,161
Attorney's Fees Supplement Weighting provided in addition to special education level add-on weightings on a per-student basis for attorney's fees. 0.089 $1,043
Residential D.C. Public School or public charter school that provides students with room and board in a residential setting, in addition to their instructional program 1.67 $19,589

General Education Add-ons:

Level/ Program Definition Weighting

Per Pupil Supplemental Allocation

FY 2022

Elementary ELL Additional funding for English Language Learners in grades PK3-5. 0.50 $5,865
Secondary ELL Additional funding for English Language Learners in grades 6-12, alternative students, adult students, and students in special education schools. 0.75 $8,798
At-risk Additional funding for students in foster care, who are homeless, on TANF or SNAP, or behind grade level in high school. 0.24 $2,815
At-risk High School Over-Age Supplement Weighting provided in addition to at-risk weight for students who are behind grade level in high school. 0.06 $704

Residential Add-ons:

Level/ Program Definition Weighting Per Pupil Supplemental Allocation FY 2022
Level 1: Special Education - Residential Additional funding to support the after-hours level 1 special education needs of students living in a D.C. Public School or public charter school that provides students with room and board in a residential setting 0.37 $4,340
Level 2: Special Education - Residential Additional funding to support the after-hours level 2 special education needs of students living in a D.C. Public School or public charter school that provides students with room and board in a residential setting 1.34 $15,718
Level 3: Special Education - Residential Additional funding to support the after-hours level 3 special education needs of students living in a D.C. Public School or public charter school that provides students with room and board in a residential setting 2.89 $33,900
Level 4: Special Education - Residential Additional funding to support the after-hours level 4 special education needs of limited and non- English proficient students living in a D.C. Public School or public charter school that provides students with room and board in a residential setting 2.89 $33,900

LEP/NEP -

Residential

Additional funding to support the after-hours limited and non-English proficiency needs of students living in a D.C. Public School or public charter school that provides students with room and board in a residential setting 0.668 $7,836

Special Education Add-ons for Students with Extended School Year ("ESY") Indicated in Their Individualized Education Programs ("IEPs"):

Level/ Program Definition Weighting Per Pupil Supplemental Allocation FY 2022
Special Education Level 1 ESY Additional funding to support the summer school or program need for students who require extended school year (ESY) services in their IEPs. 0.063 $739
Special Education Level 2 ESY Additional funding to support the summer school or program need for students who require extended school year (ESY) services in their IEPs 0.227 $2,663
Special Education Level 3 ESY Additional funding to support the summer school or program need for students who require extended school year (ESY) services in their IEPs 0.491 $5,759
Special Education Level 4 ESY Additional funding to support the summer school or program need for students who require extended school year (ESY) services in their IEPs 0.491 $5,759

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(d) The above weightings shall be applied cumulatively in the counts of students who fall into more than one of the above categories.

(e)(1) The summer school weighting of 0.17 shall apply to DCPS and public charter school students enrolled for at least 6 weeks for the purpose described in § 38-2901(13). Summer school students enrolled for a lesser period shall be funded for the number of days in that period on a pro-rata basis.

(2) To receive funding, a DCPS or public charter school summer school program must offer at least 60 hours of instruction outside the regular school year.

(3) To receive full funding, a summer school program must offer at least 4 hours of instruction per day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks, or its equivalent, for a total of at least 120 hours of instruction outside the regular school year for the purpose described in § 38-2901(13).

(4) The fully funded summer school weighting of 0.17 shall apply for summer school programs that meet the requirements of paragraph (3) of this subsection.

(5) Summer school programs that enroll students for less than 120 hours but more than 59 hours shall be funded on a pro-rata basis.

(f)(1) Funding for special education students enrolled in summer school whose Individual Education Plans require extended school year or summer school services shall be calculated using the add-on weights corresponding to their special education service levels as defined in subsection (c) of this section.

(2) Special education add-on weights for summer school shall apply only to summer programs that deliver the specialized services required by the Individual Education Plans of their enrolled special education students.

(g) The supplemental allocation for the extended school day shall be subject to the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget.