A governing authority may establish a community school under this chapter that is limited to providing simultaneously special education and related services to a specified number of students identified as autistic and regular educational programs to a specified number of students who are not disabled. The contract between the governing authority and the school's sponsor shall specify the target ratio of number of autistic students to number of nondisabled students in the school's population, the total number of autistic students that may be enrolled in the school, and the total number of nondisabled students that may be enrolled in the school. A school established in accordance with this section is subject to division (H) of section 3314.06 of the Revised Code, except that because the governing authority establishes a separate capacity for autistic students and nondisabled students, if the number of applicants among the group of autistic students or the group of students with disabilities exceeds the capacity restrictions for that group, students shall be admitted by lot from all those of that same group submitting applications. However, unless the total capacity established for the school has been filled, no student with any disability shall be denied admission on the basis of that disability.
Effective Date: 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007