Each elected voting member of the state board of education shall be a qualified elector residing in the territory composing the district from which the member is elected, and shall be nominated and elected to office as provided by Title XXXV of the Revised Code. Each appointed voting member of the board shall be a qualified elector residing in the state. At least four of the appointed voting members shall represent rural school districts in the state, as evidenced by the member's current place of residence and at least one of the following:
(A) The member's children attend, or at one time attended, school in a rural district;
(B) The member's past or present occupation is associated with rural areas of the state;
(C) The member possesses other credentials or experience demonstrating knowledge and familiarity with rural school districts.
No elected or appointed voting member of the board shall, during the member's term of office, hold any other office of trust or profit or be an employee or officer of any public or private elementary or secondary school. Before entering on the duties of office, each elected and appointed voting member shall subscribe to the official oath of office.
Each voting member of the state board of education shall be paid a salary fixed pursuant to division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code, together with the member's actual and necessary expenses incurred while engaged in the performance of the member's official duties or in the conduct of authorized board business, and while en route to and from the member's home for such purposes.
(D) As used in this section only, "office of trust or profit" means:
(1) A federal or state elective office or an elected office of a political subdivision of the state;
(2) A position on a board or commission of the state that is appointed by the governor;
(3) An office set forth in section 121.03, 121.04, or 121.05 of the Revised Code;
(4) An office of the government of the United States that is appointed by the president of the United States.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.
Effective Date: 10-05-2000
Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.