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110 STAT. 1321-133 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 (A) IN GENERAL.— Members of the Board shall serve for terms of 4 years, except that, of the initial appointments made under paragraph (2), the Mayor shall designate— (i) 2 members to serve terms of 3 years; (ii) 2 members to serve terms of 2 years; and (iii) 1 member to serve a term of 1 year. (B) REAPPOINTMENT.— Members of the Board shall be eligible to be reappointed for one 4-year term beyond their initial term of appointment. (6) INDEPENDENCE.— No person employed by the District of Columbia public schools or a public charter school shall be eligible to be a member of the Board or to be employed by the Board. (b) OPERATIONS OF THE BOARD.— (1) CHAIR.— The members of the Board shall elect from among their membership 1 individual to serve as Chair. Such election shall be held each year after members of the Board have been appointed to fill any vacancies caused by the regular expiration of previous members' terms, or when requested by a majority vote of the members of the Board. (2) QUORUM. —^A majority of the members of the Board, not including any positions that may be vacant, shall constitute a quorum sufficient for conducting the business of the Board. (3) MEETINGS. —The Board shall meet at the call of the Chair, subject to the hearing requirements of sections 2203, 2212(d)(3), and 2213(c)(3). (c) No COMPENSATION FOR SERVICE. —Members of the Board shall serve without pay, but may receive reimbursement for any reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by reason of service on the Board. (d) PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES. — (1) IN GENERAL.— Subject to such rules as may be made by the Board, the Chair shall have the power to appoint, terminate, and fix the pay of an Executive Director and such other personnel of the Board as the Chair considers necessary, but no individual so appointed shall be paid in excess of the rate payable for level EG—16 of the Educational Service of the District of Columbia. (2) SPECIAL RULE.—The Board is authorized to use the services, personnel, and facilities of the District of Columbia. (e) EXPENSES OF BOARD.— Any expenses of the Board shall be paid from such funds as may be available to the Mayor: Provided, That within 45 days of the enactment of this Act the Mayor shall make available not less than $130,000 to the Board. (f) AUDIT.—The Board shall provide for an audit of the financial statements of the Board by an independent certified public accountant in accordance with Government auditing standards for financial audits issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. (g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section and conducting the Board's functions required by this subtitle, there are authorized to be appropriated $300,000 for fiscal year 1997 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 3 succeeding fiscal years. SEC. 2215. FEDERAL ENTITIES. (a) IN GENERAL. —The following Federal agencies and federally established entities are encouraged to explore whether it is feasible