(A) and (B) of this section apply only to the extent permitted under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code.
(A) If any community school established under this chapter permanently closes and ceases its operation as a community school, the assets of that school shall be distributed first to the retirement funds of employees of the school, employees of the school, and private creditors who are owed compensation, and then any remaining funds shall be paid to the department of education for redistribution to the school districts in which the students who were enrolled in the school at the time it ceased operation were entitled to attend school under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code. The amount distributed to each school district shall be proportional to the district's share of the total enrollment in the community school.
(B) If a community school closes and ceases to operate as a community school and the school has received computer hardware or software from the former Ohio SchoolNet commission or the eTech Ohio commission, such hardware or software shall be returned to the eTech Ohio commission, and the eTech Ohio commission shall redistribute the hardware and software, to the extent such redistribution is possible, to school districts in conformance with the provisions of the programs operated and administered by the eTech Ohio commission.
(C) If the assets of the school are insufficient to pay all persons or entities to whom compensation is owed, the prioritization of the distribution of the assets to individual persons or entities within each class of payees may be determined by decree of a court in accordance with this section and Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 04-08-2003; 07-01-2005; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007