3317.25 Spending of economically disadvantaged funds.

(A) As used in this section, "economically disadvantaged funds" means the following:

(1) For a city, local, or exempted village school district, the funds received under division (A)(5) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code;

(2) For a joint vocational school district, the funds received under division (A)(3) of section 3317.16 of the Revised Code;

(3) For a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, the funds received under division (C)(1)(e) of section 3314.08 of the Revised Code;

(4) For a STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, the funds received under division (E) of section 3326.33 of the Revised Code.

(B) In any fiscal year, a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, community school, or STEM school shall spend the economically disadvantaged funds it receives for any of the following initiatives or a combination of any of the following initiatives:

(1) Extended school day and school year;

(2) Reading improvement and intervention;

(3) Instructional technology or blended learning;

(4) Professional development in reading instruction for teachers of students in kindergarten through third grade;

(5) Dropout prevention;

(6) School safety and security measures;

(7) Community learning centers that address barriers to learning;

(8) Academic interventions for students in any of grades six through twelve;

(9) Employment of an individual who has successfully completed the bright new leaders for Ohio schools program as a principal or an assistant principal under section 3319.272 of the Revised Code.

(C) At the end of each fiscal year, each city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, community school, and STEM school shall submit a report to the department of education describing the initiative or initiatives on which the district's or school's economically disadvantaged funds were spent during that fiscal year.

(D) Starting in 2015, the department shall submit a report of the information it receives under division (C) of this section to the General Assembly not later than the first day of December of each odd-numbered year in accordance with section 101.68 of the Revised Code.


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

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 113, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.

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