ERIC Number: ED176405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-26
Reference Count: N/A
Improvements Recommended for Better Oversight of the Capitol Page School. Report.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report discusses the quality of the education at the Capitol Page School and suggests ways to improve oversight of the school operation. The Capitol Page School, operated for the Congress by the District of Columbia Public Schools, provides educational instruction to the approximately 150 young men and women serving as pages for the Congress. A Department of Health, Education, and Welfare panel reviewing the school operation concluded that the overall program is adequate, but made several recommendations for improvement. The panel recommended improvements in school accountability and oversight, including needs for (1) a formal arrangement with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives for educating pages, (2) complete and accurate accounting data on Capitol Page School transactions, (3) reporting periodically and annually on school operations and page performance, and (4) better documentation of selection of Capitol Page School teachers and on obtaining substitute teachers. The panel also recommended that the pages be appointed for one year and that District officials investigate the extent of overpayments to Capitol Page School coaches. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.