3317.0219 Payment of student wellness and success funds.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) A district's "base per pupil amount" means the following:

(a) For a district in the highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, $250, for fiscal year 2020, and $360, for fiscal year 2021.

(b) For a district in the second highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, $200, for fiscal year 2020, and $290, for fiscal year 2021.

(c) For a district in the third highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, $110, for fiscal year 2020, and $155, for fiscal year 2021.

(d) For a district in the fourth highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, $50, for fiscal year 2020, and $70, for fiscal year 2021.

(e) For a district in the fifth highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, $20, for fiscal year 2020, and $30, for fiscal year 2021.

(2) "Base poverty percentage" for a quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section means the poverty percentage of the district ranked lowest in that quintile.

(3) "Enrolled ADM" means, for a city, local, or exempted village school district, the enrollment reported under division (A) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code, as verified by the superintendent of public instruction and adjusted if so ordered under division (K) of that section, and as further adjusted by the department of education, as follows:

(a) Add the students counted under division (A)(1)(b) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.

(b) Subtract the students counted under divisions (A)(2)(a), (b), (d), (g), (h), (i), and (j) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.

(c) Subtract the students counted under division (A)(3) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.

(B) Subject to division (D) of this section, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the department of education shall calculate and pay student wellness and success funds to city, local, and exempted village school districts as follows:

(1) Using the most recent five-year estimates published by the United States census bureau in the American community survey or its successor report, compute the poverty percentage for each district, which equals the following quotient:

The number of children younger than eighteen years old residing in the district who live in a household with a family income below one hundred eighty-five per cent of the federal poverty guidelines, as defined in section 5101.46 of the Revised Code / the total number of children younger than eighteen years old residing in the district

(2) Rank all city, local, and exempted village school districts in order of poverty percentage calculated under division (B)(1) of this section, from the district with the highest percentage to the district with the lowest percentage, and group the districts into quintiles.

(3) Determine each district's enrolled ADM for the immediately preceding fiscal year. If a district's enrolled ADM for the immediately preceding fiscal year is determined to be less than five, the district's enrolled ADM, for purposes of computations under this section, shall be zero.

(4) For each district that is not in the highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, compute the district's scaled amount, which is equal to the following quotient:

[(The district's poverty percentage computed under division (B)(1) of this section - the base poverty percentage of the district's quintile) / (the base poverty percentage of the quintile that is the next highest quintile compared to the district's quintile - the base poverty percentage of the district's quintile)] X (the base per pupil amount for a district in the quintile that is the next highest quintile compared to the district's quintile - the district's base per pupil amount)

(5) Compute a district's payment as follows:

(a) Subject to division (B)(5)(c) of this section, if a district is in the highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, the district's payment shall be equal to the following amount:

The district's base per pupil amount for that fiscal year X the district's enrolled ADM determined under division (B)(3) of this section

(b) Subject to division (B)(5)(c) of this section, if a district is not in the highest quintile determined under division (B)(2) of this section, the district's payment shall be equal to the following amount:

(The district's base per pupil amount for that fiscal year + the district's scaled amount computed under division (B)(4) of this section for that fiscal year) X the district's enrolled ADM determined under division (B)(3) of this section

(c) If the computation of a district's payment under division (B)(5)(a) or (b) of this section is greater than zero but less than $25,000, for fiscal year 2020, or $36,000, for fiscal year 2021, the district's payment shall be equal to $25,000, for fiscal year 2020, or $36,000, for fiscal year 2021.

If the computation of a district's payment under division (B)(5)(a) or (b) of this section is equal to zero, the district's payment shall be equal to zero.

(C)

(1) As used in division (C) of this section:

(a) "Eligible school district" means a city, local, or exempted village school district that received supplemental targeted assistance funding under division (B) of section 3317.0217 of the Revised Code for fiscal year 2019.

(b) A district's "enhancement percentage for a fiscal year" means the square of the quotient of the poverty percentage calculated for the district for that fiscal year under division (B)(1) of this section divided by 0.36.

(2) Subject to division (D) of this section, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the department shall pay student wellness and success enhancement funds to each eligible city, local, and exempted village school district in an amount equal to the following product:

($50, for fiscal year 2020, or $75, for fiscal year 2021) X the district's enhancement percentage for that fiscal year X the district's enrolled ADM for the immediately preceding fiscal year

(D) The department shall pay funds under divisions (B) and (C) of this section as follows:

(1) One-half of the amount shall be paid not later than the thirty-first day of October of the fiscal year for which the payment is calculated.

(2) One-half of the amount shall be paid not later than the twenty-eighth day of February of the fiscal year for which the payment is calculated.

Upon making a payment for a fiscal year under this section, the department shall not make any reconciliations or adjustments to that payment.

(E) A city, local, or exempted village school district that receives a payment under this section shall comply with section 3317.26 of the Revised Code.


Amended by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 166, §101.01, eff. 10/17/2019.