3314.026 Termination of contract with operator.

If the governing authority of a community school intends to terminate its contract with the school's operator prior to expiration or intends not to renew that contract upon expiration, the governing authority shall notify the operator of that intent. The operator may appeal the contract termination or nonrenewal to the school's sponsor, if the sponsor has sponsored the school for at least twelve months, or to the state board of education, if the sponsor has sponsored the school for less than twelve months. Upon appeal, the sponsor or state board shall determine whether the operator should continue to manage the school. In making its determination, the sponsor or state board shall consider whether the operator has managed the school in compliance with all applicable laws and terms of the contract between the sponsor and the governing authority entered into under section 3314.03 of the Revised Code and whether the school's progress in meeting the academic goals prescribed in that contract has been satisfactory. The sponsor or state board shall notify the governing authority and operator of its determination. If the sponsor or state board determines that the operator should continue to manage the school, the sponsor shall remove the existing governing authority and the operator shall appoint a new governing authority for the school. The new governing authority shall assume responsibility for the school immediately and shall exercise all functions assigned to it by the Revised Code or rule in the same manner as any other community school governing authority.

Effective Date: 03-30-2007