(A) When in the judgment of a board of education of any school district in this state, lying adjacent to a school district of another state, the best interests of the public schools can be promoted by purchasing school grounds, repairing or erecting a schoolhouse, and maintaining them jointly between the two adjacent school districts, the board of education of the school district of this state so situated may enter into an agreement with the school authorities of said adjacent school district for the purpose of purchasing school grounds, repairing or constructing a school building, purchasing school furniture, equipment, appliances, fuel, employing teachers, and maintaining a school. The board of education of this state may levy taxes and perform such other duties in maintaining such joint school as are otherwise provided by law for maintaining the public schools in this state. In carrying out this section the school district shall pay such proportion of the cost of purchasing school grounds, repairing or erecting a building, and in maintaining the joint school as is equitable and just in the judgment of the board of education and trustees of the two adjacent school districts.
(B) In any school district that has entered into an agreement under division (A) of this section, the state minimum teacher salary requirements prescribed by section 3317.13 of the Revised Code do not apply if the total expenditures by the school district for teacher salaries in any school year equals or exceeds the total minimum expenditures that would have been required in that year if such minimum teacher salary requirements did apply.
(C) Notwithstanding sections 3319.01, 3319.02, and 3313.22 of the Revised Code, the board of education of a local school district that has entered into an agreement with an adjacent school district in another state under division (A) of this section may contract with the educational service center within which the local school district is located for the service center to provide any administrative services specified in the agreement to the local school district and the adjacent district. If such an agreement provides for the duties of a district treasurer, superintendent, or principals to be performed by the service center, the local school district is not required to employ persons to perform such duties.
Effective Date: 10-29-1996.
Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.