This section and sections 3313.05 to 3313.08 of the Revised Code do not apply to any municipal school district until after the referendum required in such district by section 3311.73 of the Revised Code. If, at any time, a petition signed by ten per cent of the electors in any city district is filed with the treasurer of the board of education of such district asking that the question, "what shall be the number of members and what shall be the organization of the board of education of such district," be submitted to the electors thereof, such board of education shall within thirty days after the filing of such petition provide by resolution for submitting such question to the electors of such district. Such question shall not be submitted to a referendum vote more than once in any period of four years and the percentage of electors required to sign such petition shall be based upon the total vote cast at the most recent regular municipal election. Said resolution shall require that such question be submitted at the next regular municipal election and shall also provide for the appointment of a commission to frame two or more plans of organization for submission. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the commission shall consist of seven members, three of whom shall be appointed by the president of the board of education of such district, two by the mayor of the city in which such district is located, and two by the president of the board of sinking fund trustees of such city. If a city does not have a board of sinking fund trustees, the city treasurer or the officer who exercises the functions of a treasurer shall appoint two members. When a school district has territory in more than one city, the commission shall consist of three members appointed by the president of the board of education, one member appointed by the mayor of each city in which the district has territory, and one member appointed by the president of the board of sinking fund trustees of each such city. If any city does not have a board of sinking fund trustees, that city's treasurer or the officer who exercises the functions of a treasurer shall appoint one member. A certified copy of said resolution shall immediately after its passage be transmitted to the mayor and president of the board of sinking fund trustees of the city or cities in which the district has territory, and such commission shall be appointed and shall organize within sixty days after the passage of said resolution.
Effective Date: 11-12-1997 .