3313.451 Investigation, exploration, production of oil and gas.

The board of education of any school district may contract with a geologist experienced in making such reports for a report on the feasibility of exploring for petroleum and gas on property owned by the board. Upon receipt of a favorable report from such geologist, the board may, by two-thirds vote of all of its members, appropriate and expend funds and may enter into contracts with others, including any public entity or governmental agency, for the purposes of investigating, exploring, prospecting, or drilling for petroleum and gas and the constituent components and mineral by-products thereof upon lands owned by the board. Following such investigation, exploration, prospecting, or drilling, the board may, by majority vote of all of its members, appropriate and expend funds and may enter into contracts with others, including any public entity or governmental agency, for the purposes of extracting, producing, selling, using, or transporting such petroleum, gas, components, and by-products. All contracts authorized by this section shall be on such terms as the board considers most advantageous to the school district. The authority granted by this section is supplementary to the authority granted in section 3313.45 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-28-1985