3317.26 Disposition of student wellness and success funds.

(A) As used in this section, "student wellness and success funds" means the following:

(1) For a city, local, or exempted village school district, the funds received under section 3317.0219 of the Revised Code;

(2) For a joint vocational school district, the funds received under section 3317.163 of the Revised Code.

(3) For a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, the funds received under section 3314.088 of the Revised Code.

(4) For a STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, the funds received under section 3326.42 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 student wellness and success funds it receives for any of the following initiatives or a combination of any of the following initiatives:

(1) Mental health services;

(2) Services for homeless youth;

(3) Services for child welfare involved youth;

(4) Community liaisons;

(5) Physical health care services;

(6) Mentoring programs;

(7) Family engagement and support services;

(8) City connects programming;

(9) Professional development regarding the provision of trauma informed care;

(10) Professional development regarding cultural competence;

(11) Student services provided prior to or after the regularly scheduled school day or any time school is not in session.

(C) Each city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school district, community school, and STEM school that is subject to the requirements of this section shall develop a plan for utilizing the student wellness and success funds it receives in coordination with at least one of the following community partners:

(1) A board of alcohol, drug, and mental health services established under Chapter 340. of the Revised Code;

(2) An educational service center;

(3) A county board of developmental disabilities;

(4) A community-based mental health treatment provider;

(5) A board of health of a city or general health district;

(6) A county department of job and family services;

(7) A nonprofit organization with experience serving children;

(8) A public hospital agency.

(D) After 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, in a manner prescribed by the department, describing the initiative or initiatives on which the district's or school's student wellness and success funds were spent during that fiscal year.


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