3316.12 Effect of financial recovery plan.

(A) No appropriation measure may be adopted nor any expenditure made contrary to the financial recovery plan adopted by a school district financial planning and supervision commission. Any existing appropriation measure inconsistent with the adopted financial recovery plan is ineffective for purposes of any expenditures to the extent that it authorizes expenditures in excess of the revenues available after adoption of the financial recovery plan, and, if not amended by the commission, shall be amended promptly by the board of education of the school district to be consistent with the plan. Any appropriation measure prior to approval by the board of education of the school district shall be submitted to the commission for review to determine whether the measure is consistent with the financial recovery plan. The school district, through the appropriate representatives of the board of education and the fiscal officer, shall cooperate with the commission in this review. The commission shall report any modifications in the appropriation measure considered necessary to conform to the financial recovery plan.

(B) Prior to giving a certificate of estimated resources or amendment of it to the school district, the county budget commission shall consult with the commission, and the commission shall revise the certificate or amended certificate in any respect in which the certificate or amended certificate is, in its judgment, inconsistent with the financial recovery plan.

(C) Any tax budget of the school district shall be consistent with the financial recovery plan approved by the commission. Before submitting a tax budget to the county auditor, the school district board of education shall submit the tax budget to the commission for amendments. The commission shall make such modifications in the tax budget as the commission determines to be necessary to conform to the financial recovery plan. This division does not apply to a school district for which the county budget commission has waived the requirement to adopt a tax budget pursuant to section 5705.281 of the Revised Code.

(D) For purposes of the financial recovery plan, tax budgets, and certificates of estimated resources, the revenue estimates shall not include revenues conditioned upon future favorable action by the electorate of the school district or by the general assembly or congress, other than appropriations of moneys for existing and continuing programs at current levels. The estimate of revenues for any month shall separately state and designate as conditional those revenues that are conditioned upon the future issuance of debt obligations, transfers of funds, advances from funds, payments or reimbursements from the sale of debt obligations, sale of capital assets of the school district, increases in or implementation of fees or other charges, or imposition of or increases in taxes, and shall be accompanied by documentation showing that the officials with authority to act to achieve realization of such conditional revenues have acted in time for realization of such revenues in the month or months indicated. In any event, there shall not be included any source or amount that in the judgment of the commission is uncertain of realization to form a proper basis for financial planning or budgeting.

Effective Date: 06-03-2002