(A) A district may be considered to have an exceptional increase in enrollment, for the purposes of securing additional state funding for facilities improvements pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code, if a school district demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Ohio school facilities it meets the following criteria:
(1) The district has an enrollment that exceeds one hundred fifteen per cent of design capacity in the school district's master facilities plan;
(2) The population does not include open-enrollment students from outside the district;
(3) The situation has existed for a minimum of three consecutive years; and
(4) The situation cannot be rectified by shifting student population between buildings in the school district
(B) A school district shall notify the Ohio school facilities commission in writing of an exceptional increase in enrollment that meets all the criteria in paragraph (A) of this rule and present to the commission evidence of such increase.
(C) The Ohio school facilities commission will review the programming and grade configurations of the district to identify whether students can be shifted among different buildings or space within a single facility to eliminate overcrowding.
(D) The commission will review the master plan of the district to verify a district's design capacity and may conduct an enrollment projection study of the district.
(E) Upon commission review and verification that a school district meets all the criteria in paragraph (A) of this rule, the commission may consider providing additional state funding for facilities improvements pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code. The commission shall provide written notification to the school district of the final determination.