3312.03 Regional advisory councils.

(A) Each region of the educational regional service system shall have an advisory council. Except as provided in division (F) of this section, each advisory council shall consist of the following members and the members appointed under division (B) of this section:

(1) The superintendent of each educational service center that has territory in the region;

(2) The director of the special education regional resource center in the region;

(3) The superintendent of the school district in the region with the smallest student population;

(4) The superintendent of the school district in the region with the largest student population;

(5) The director, or the director's designee, of each information technology center providing services in the region;

(6) One representative of a four-year institution of higher education located in the region, or in an adjacent region if there is no such institution, appointed by the Ohio board of regents;

(7) One representative of a two-year institution of higher education located in the region, or in an adjacent region if there is no such institution, appointed by the Ohio association of community colleges;

(8) The treasurer of the fiscal agent for the region.

(B) The members of the advisory council listed in division (A) of this section, upon a majority vote, shall appoint the following members to serve on the council:

(1) One member of the board of education of a city school district in the region;

(2) One member of the board of education of an exempted village school district in the region;

(3) One member of the board of education of a local school district in the region;

(4) One member of the governing board of an educational service center in the region;

(5) One superintendent of a city, exempted village, or local school district in the region;

(6) One superintendent of a joint vocational school district in the region;

(7) One representative of business;

(8) One employee of each education technology center that provides services in the region;

(9) One classroom teacher.

(C) Each advisory council annually shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among its members.

(D) For two years after its initial meeting, each advisory council shall hold regular meetings at least four times each year to conduct council business and may hold other meetings at the call of the chairperson. Subsequently, all meetings shall be called by the chairperson.

(E) Advisory council members shall receive no compensation for their services.

(F) Any advisory council may increase its membership beyond the members required by divisions (A) and (B) of this section by adopting a resolution specifying the number of additional members, their manner of appointment, and any eligibility criteria for appointment.

Cite as R.C. § 3312.03

History. Effective Date: 09-28-2006; 03-30-2007