(A) In lieu of termination of a contract or suspension of the operation of a school as provided for in sections 3314.07 and 3314.072 of the Revised Code, respectively, after consultation with the governing authority of a community school under its sponsorship, if a sponsor finds that any of the conditions prescribed in division (B)(1) of section 3314.07 of the Revised Code apply to the school, the sponsor may declare in written notice to the governing authority that the school is in a probationary status which shall not extend beyond the end of the current school year. The notice shall specify the conditions that warrant probationary status. The sponsor may declare a school to be in such status only if it has received from the governing authority reasonable assurances to the satisfaction of the sponsor that the governing authority can and will take actions necessary to remedy the conditions that have warranted such probationary status as specified by the sponsor.
(B) The sponsor shall monitor the actions taken by the governing authority to remedy the conditions that have warranted probationary status as specified by the sponsor and may take over the operation of the school as provided in the contract or may take steps to terminate the contract with the governing authority or to suspend operation of the school if the sponsor at any time finds that the governing authority is no longer able or willing to remedy those conditions to the satisfaction of the sponsor.
Effective Date: 04-08-2003 .