3314.20 Community schools; enrollment limits.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Base enrollment" for an internet- or computer-based community school means either of the following:

(a) If the school was open for instruction on the effective date of this section, the number of students enrolled in the school at the end of the 2012-2013 school year;

(b) If the school opens for instruction after the effective date of this section, one thousand students.

(2) "Enrollment limit" for an internet- or computer-based community school means the following:

(a) For the 2014-2015 school year, the base enrollment increased by the prescribed annual rate of growth, as calculated by the department of education.

(b) For the 2015-2016 school year and each school year thereafter, the previous school year's enrollment limit increased by the prescribed annual rate of growth, as calculated by the department.

(3) "Prescribed annual rate of growth" for an internet- or computer-based community school means either of the following:

(a) For a school with an enrollment limit equal to or greater than three thousand students, fifteen per cent.

(b) For a school with an enrollment limit of less than three thousand students, twenty-five per cent.

(B) Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, no internet- or computer-based community school shall enroll more students than the number permitted by its enrollment limit.

(C) If, in any school year, an internet- or computer-based community school enrolls more students than permitted under the enrollment limit, the department shall deduct from the community school the amount of state funds credited to the community school attributable to each student enrolled in excess of the enrollment limit, as determined by the department. The department shall distribute the deducted amounts to the school districts to which the students enrolled in the community school are entitled to attend school under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code. Such amounts shall be distributed on a pro rata basis according to each district's share of the total enrollment in the community school.

History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.