(A) If all of the client school districts of an educational service center have terminated their agreements with the service center under division (D) of section 3313.843 of the Revised Code, upon the latest effective date of the terminations, the governing board of that service center shall be abolished and such service center shall be dissolved by order of the superintendent of public instruction. The superintendent's order shall provide for the equitable division and disposition of the assets, property, debts, and obligations of the service center among the school districts that were client school districts of the service center for the service center's last fiscal year of operation. The superintendent's order shall provide that the tax duplicate of each of those school districts shall be bound for and assume the district's equitable share of the outstanding indebtedness of the service center. The superintendent's order is final and is not appealable.
Immediately upon the abolishment of the service center governing board pursuant to this section, the superintendent of public instruction shall appoint a qualified individual to administer the dissolution of the service center and to implement the terms of the superintendent's dissolution order.
Prior to distributing assets to any school district under this section, but after paying in full other debts and obligations of the service center under this section, the superintendent of public instruction may assess against the remaining assets of the service center the amount of the costs incurred by the department of education in performing the superintendent's duties under this division, including the fees, if any, owed to the individual appointed to administer the superintendent's dissolution order. Any excess cost incurred by the department under this division shall be divided equitably among the school districts that were client school districts of the service center for the service center's last fiscal year of operation. Each district's share of that excess cost shall be bound against the tax duplicate of that district.
(B) A final audit of the former service center shall be performed in accordance with procedures established by the auditor of state.
(C) The public records of an educational service center that is dissolved under this section shall be transferred in accordance with this division. Public records maintained by the service center in connection with services provided by the service center to local school districts of which the territory of the service center is or previously was made up shall be transferred to each of the respective local school districts. Public records maintained by the service center in connection with services provided to client school districts shall be transferred to each of the respective client school districts. All other public records maintained by the service center at the time the service center ceases operations shall be transferred to the Ohio historical society for analysis and disposition by the society in its capacity as archives administrator for the state and its political subdivisions pursuant to division (C) of section 149.30 and section 149.31 of the Revised Code.
(D) As used in this section, "client school district" means a city, exempted village, or local school district that has entered into an agreement under section 3313.843 or 3313.845 of the Revised Code to receive any services from an educational service center.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.58, HB 157, §1, eff. 12/21/2011.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.