State law requires community member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.
Code of the District of Columbia 38–2803. Multiyear Facilities Master Plan.
(b) (H) A communications and community involvement plan for each neighborhood cluster that includes engagement of students, school-based personnel, parents, and key stakeholders throughout the community, including:
- (i) Advisory Neighborhood Commissions;
- (ii) Local school advisory teams;
- (iii) School improvement teams; and
- (iv) Ward-based and city-wide volunteer civic groups
Code of the District of Columbia 38–754.03. Administration of Community Schools Incentive Initiative.
(e) Within 180 days of June 19, 2012, the Mayor shall establish a process for awarding grants of no more than $200,000 a year to successful eligible consortiums and shall require that each application for an Incentive Initiative grant include: (5) A plan for the development of a community advisory board to include members of school leadership, school faculty, parents of school students, community leaders, community-based organizations, and other community members.