D.C. Ap­proves May­oral School Con­trol

The Washington Post Sunday - - Metro Week - Coun­cil Agrees to Change; Congress Must Act

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty won fi­nal ap­proval from the D.C. Coun­cil to take con­trol of the city’s pub­lic schools.

The coun­cil voted to re­duce the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion’s author­ity and put Fenty in charge of the school su­per­in­ten­dent and the sys­tem’s op­er­at­ing bud­get and $2.3 bil­lion cap­i­tal pro­gram.

Fenty (D) still needs Congress to change the city’s Home Rule Char­ter be­fore he can as­sume com­plete author­ity over the 55,000-stu­dent sys­tem. May­oral aides said they fore­see no road­blocks.

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