3314.085 [Effective 9/29/2015] Additional payments to community schools.

(A) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Formula amount" has the same meaning as in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate" has the same meaning as in section 3302.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) A community school's "third-grade reading proficiency percentage" means the following quotient:

The number of the school's students scoring at a proficient level of skill or higher on the third-grade English language arts assessment prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code for the immediately preceding school year / the total number of the school's students required to take that assessment for the immediately preceding school year

(B) In addition to the payments made under section 3314.08 of the Revised Code, the department of education shall annually pay to each community school both of the following:

(1) A graduation bonus calculated according to the following formula: The school's four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate on its most recent report card issued by the department under section 3302.03 or 3314.017 of the Revised Code X 0.075 X the formula amount X the number of the school's graduates reported to the department, in accordance with the guidelines adopted under section 3301.0714 of the Revised Code, for the same school year for which the most recent report card was issued

(2) A third-grade reading bonus calculated according to the following formula:

The school's third-grade reading proficiency percentage X 0.075 X the formula amount X the number of the school's students scoring at a proficient level or higher on the third-grade English language arts assessment prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code for the immediately preceding school year

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.