Education is one of the largest areas of the DC budget and includes several substantial agencies and functions. The DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools receive roughly $1 billion in local funds to serve about 75,000 students. The District will spend about $240 million in 2012 on tuition and transportation for special education students who attend private schools because the public schools are unable to accommodate their needs. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) provides state-level support functions in areas such as special education and nutrition services, and the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) has responsibility for overseeing school maintenance and construction projects, although OPEFM would be absorbed into a new agency in the proposed 2012 budget.
Education: Make Essential Investments In All of DC’s Children, In and Out of The Classroom
By Marlana Wallace • January 18, 2018
Health Care: Strengthen Access to Quality Care, Improve Public Health, and Reduce Racial and Economic Inequities in Health Outcomes
By Jodi Kwarciany • January 18, 2018
Homelessness: Prevent and End Homelessness, and Improve Conditions
By Kate Coventry • January 18, 2018