3301.01 State board of education.

(A) There is hereby created the state board of education consisting of nineteen members with eleven elected members, one each to be elected in accordance with section 3301.03 of the Revised Code from each of the districts established in accordance with division (B) of this section, and with eight members to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. In addition to the nineteen elected or appointed members, the chairperson of the committee of the senate that primarily deals with education and the chairperson of the committee of the house of representatives that primarily deals with education shall be nonvoting ex officio members of the board.

(B)

(1) The territory of each state board of education district for each elected voting member of the board shall consist of the territory of three contiguous senate districts as established in the most recent apportionment for members of the general assembly, but the territory of no senate district shall be part of the territory of more than one state board of education district. Each state board of education district shall be as compact as practicable. The districts shall include, when practicable, some districts that primarily consist of territory in rural areas and some districts that primarily consist of territory in urban areas.

(2) If, after the apportionment for members of the general assembly is made in any year, the general assembly does not during that year enact legislation establishing state board of education districts in accordance with division (B)(1) of this section, the governor shall designate the boundaries of the districts in accordance with division (B)(1) of this section no later than the thirty-first day of January of the year next succeeding such apportionment. Upon making such designation, the governor shall give written notice of the boundaries of the districts to each member of the state board of education, including the nonvoting ex officio members; the superintendent of public instruction; the president of the senate; the speaker of the house of representatives; and the board of elections of each county in each new district. On the first day of February in any year in which the governor designates the boundaries of state board of education districts under this section, the state board of education districts as they existed prior to that date shall cease to exist and the new districts shall be created.

Effective Date: 10-05-2000