3311.53 Resolution proposing to become part of cooperative education school district.

(A)

(1) The board of education of any city, local, or exempted village school district that wishes to become part of a cooperative education school district established pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code may adopt a resolution proposing to become a part of the cooperative education school district.

(2) The board of education of any city, local, or exempted village school district that is contiguous to a cooperative education school district established pursuant to section 3311.521 of the Revised Code and that wishes to become part of that cooperative district may adopt a resolution proposing to become part of that cooperative district.

(B) If, after the adoption of a resolution in accordance with division (A) of this section, the board of education of the cooperative education school district named in that resolution also adopts a resolution accepting the new district, the board of the district wishing to become part of the cooperative district shall advertise a copy of the cooperative district board's resolution in a newspaper of general circulation in the school district proposing to become a part of the cooperative education school district once each week for two weeks, or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code, immediately following the date of the adoption of the resolution. The resolution shall become legally effective on the sixtieth day after its adoption, unless prior to the expiration of that sixty-day period qualified electors residing in the school district proposed to become a part of the cooperative education school district equal in number to a majority of the qualified electors voting at the last general election file with the board of education a petition of remonstrance against the transfer. If the resolution becomes legally effective, both of the following shall apply:

(1) The resolution that established the cooperative education school district pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of section 3311.52 or section 3311.521 of the Revised Code shall be amended to reflect the addition of the new district to the cooperative district.

(2) The board of education of the cooperative education school district shall give written notice of this fact to the county auditor and the board of elections of each county in which the school district becoming a part of the cooperative education school district has territory. Any such county auditor shall thereupon have any outstanding levy for building purposes, bond retirement, or current expenses in force in the cooperative education school district spread over the territory of the school district becoming a part of the cooperative education school district.

(C) If the board of education of the cooperative education school district is not the governing board of an educational service center, the board of education of the cooperative education school district shall, on the addition of a city, local, or exempted village school district to the district pursuant to this section, submit to the state board of education a proposal to enlarge the membership of the board. In the case of a cooperative district established pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code, the proposal shall add one or more persons to the district's board, at least one of whom shall be a member of or selected by the board of education of the additional school district, and shall specify the term of each such additional member. In the case of a cooperative district established pursuant to section 3311.521 of the Revised Code, the proposal shall add two or more persons to the district's board, at least two of whom shall be a member of or selected by the board of education of the additional school district, and shall specify the term of each such additional member. On approval by the state board of education, the additional members shall be added to the cooperative education school district board of education.

Cite as R.C. § 3311.53

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 09-29-1995