The department of education, in conjunction with the municipal school district transformation alliance established under section 3311.86 of the Revised Code, if such an alliance is established under that section, and a statewide nonprofit organization whose membership is comprised solely of entities that sponsor community schools and whose members sponsor the majority of start-up community schools in the state, shall do all of the following:
(A) Not later than December 31, 2012, establish both of the following:
(1) Objective criteria to be used by a sponsor to determine if it will sponsor new community schools located within the municipal school district. Beginning with any community school that opens after July 1, 2013, each sponsor shall use the criteria established under this division to determine whether to sponsor a community school in the municipal district.
(2) Criteria for assessing the ability of a sponsor to successfully sponsor a community school in a municipal school district.
The criteria adopted under divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section shall be based on standards issued by the national association of charter school authorizers or any other nationally organized community or charter school organization.
(B) Not later than April 30, 2013, establish a comprehensive framework to assess the efficacy of district schools and community schools located in the municipal school district. Where possible, the framework shall be based on nationally accepted quality standards and principles for schools and shall be specific to a school's model, mission, and student populations.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.143,HB 525, §1, eff. 10/1/2012.