3317.022 [Effective 7/1/2014] Formulas for computing and distributing state funds to school districts.

(A) The department of education shall compute and distribute state core foundation funding to each eligible school district for the fiscal year, using the information obtained under section 3317.021 of the Revised Code in the calendar year in which the fiscal year begins, as prescribed in the following divisions:

(1) An opportunity grant calculated according to the following formula:

The formula amount X (formula ADM + preschool scholarship ADM) X the district's state share index

(2) Targeted assistance funds calculated under divisions (A) and (B) of section 3317.0217 of the Revised Code;

(3) Additional state aid for special education and related services provided under Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code calculated as the sum of the following:

(a) The district's category one special education ADM X the amount specified in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(b) The district's category two special education ADM X the amount specified in division (B) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(c) The district's category three special education ADM X the amount specified in division (C) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(d) The district's category four special education ADM X the amount specified in division (D) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(e) The district's category five special education ADM X the amount specified in division (E) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(f) The district's category six special education ADM X the amount specified in division (F) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index.

(4) Kindergarten through third grade literacy funds calculated according to the following formula:

[($125, in fiscal year 2014, or $175, in fiscal year 2015) X formula ADM for grades kindergarten through three X the district's state share index] + [($100, in fiscal year 2014, or $160, in fiscal year 2015) X formula ADM for grades kindergarten through three]

For purposes of this calculation, the department shall subtract from a district's formula ADM for grades kindergarten through three the number of students reported under division (B)(3)(e) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code as enrolled in an internet- or computer-based community school who are in grades kindergarten through three.

(5) Economically disadvantaged funds calculated according to the following formula:

($250, in fiscal year 2014, or $253, in fiscal year 2015) X (the district's economically disadvantaged index) X the number of students who are economically disadvantaged as certified under division (B)(21) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code

(6) Limited English proficiency funds calculated as the sum of the following:

(a) The district's category one limited English proficient ADM X the amount specified in division (A) of section 3317.016 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(b) The district's category two limited English proficient ADM X the amount specified in division (B) of section 3317.016 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(c) The district's category three limited English proficient ADM X the amount specified in division (C) of section 3317.016 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index.

(7)

(a) Gifted identification funds calculated according to the following formula:

($5, in fiscal year 2014, or $5.05, in fiscal year 2015) X the district's formula ADM

(b) Gifted unit funding calculated under section 3317.051 of the Revised Code.

(8) Career-technical education funds calculated as the sum of the following:

(a) The district's category one career-technical education ADM X the amount specified in division (A) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(b) The district's category two career-technical education ADM X the amount specified in division (B) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(c) The district's category three career-technical education ADM X the amount specified in division (C) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(d) The district's category four career-technical education ADM X the amount specified in division (D) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index;

(e) The district's category five career-technical education ADM X the amount specified in division (E) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code X the district's state share index.

Payment of funds under division (A)(8) of this section is subject to approval under section 3317.161 of the Revised Code.

(9) Career-technical education associated services funds calculated according to the following formula:

The district's state share index X the amount for career-technical education associated services specified in section 3317.014 of the Revised Code X the sum of categories one through five career-technical education ADM

(B) In any fiscal year, a school district shall spend for purposes that the department designates as approved for special education and related services expenses at least the amount calculated as follows:

(The formula amount X the total special education ADM) + (the district's category one special education ADM X the amount specified in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code) + (the district's category two special education ADM X the amount specified in division (B) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code) + (the district's category three special education ADM X the amount specified in division (C) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code) + (the district's category four special education ADM X the amount specified in division (D) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code) + (the district's category five special education ADM X the amount specified in division (E) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code) + (the district's category six special education ADM X the amount specified in division (F) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code)

The purposes approved by the department for special education expenses shall include, but shall not be limited to, identification of children with disabilities, compliance with state rules governing the education of children with disabilities and prescribing the continuum of program options for children with disabilities, provision of speech language pathology services, and the portion of the school district's overall administrative and overhead costs that are attributable to the district's special education student population.

The scholarships deducted from the school district's account under sections 3310.41 and 3310.55 of the Revised Code shall be considered to be an approved special education and related services expense for the purpose of the school district's compliance with this division.

(C) In any fiscal year, a school district receiving funds under division (A)(8) of this section shall spend those funds only for the purposes that the department designates as approved for career-technical education expenses. Career-technical educational expenses approved by the department shall include only expenses connected to the delivery of career-technical programming to career-technical students. The department shall require the school district to report data annually so that the department may monitor the district's compliance with the requirements regarding the manner in which funding received under division (A)(8) of this section may be spent.

(D) In any fiscal year, a school district receiving funds under division (A)(9) of this section, or through a transfer of funds pursuant to division (I) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code, shall spend those funds only for the purposes that the department designates as approved for career-technical education associated services expenses, which may include such purposes as apprenticeship coordinators, coordinators for other career-technical education services, career-technical evaluation, and other purposes designated by the department. The department may deny payment under division (A)(9) of this section to any district that the department determines is not operating those services or is using funds paid under division (A)(9) of this section, or through a transfer of funds pursuant to division (I) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code, for other purposes.

(E) All funds received under division (A)(8) of this section shall be spent in the following manner:

(1) At least seventy-five per cent of the funds shall be spent on curriculum development, purchase, and implementation; instructional resources and supplies; industry-based program certification; student assessment, credentialing, and placement; curriculum specific equipment purchases and leases; career-technical student organization fees and expenses; home and agency linkages; work-based learning experiences; professional development; and other costs directly associated with career-technical education programs including development of new programs.

(2) Not more than twenty-five per cent of the funds shall be used for personnel expenditures.

(F) A school district shall spend the funds it receives under division (A)(5) of this section in accordance with section 3317.25 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §120.10, eff. 7/1/2014.

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

This section is set out twice. See also § 3317.022 , effective until 7/1/2014.