Chapter 3318: SCHOOL FACILITIES

3318.01 Bond issues and tax levy definitions.

As used in sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Ohio school facilities commission" means the commission created pursuant to section 3318.30 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Classroom facilities" means rooms in which pupils regularly assemble in public school buildings to receive instruction and education and such facilities and building improvements for the operation and use of such rooms as may be needed in order to provide a complete educational program, and may include space within which a child care facility or a community resource center is housed. "Classroom facilities" includes any space necessary for the operation of a vocational education program for secondary students in any school district that operates such a program.

(C) "Project" means a project to construct or acquire classroom facilities, or to reconstruct or make additions to existing classroom facilities, to be used for housing the applicable school district and its functions.

(D) "School district" means a local, exempted village, or city school district as such districts are defined in Chapter 3311. of the Revised Code, acting as an agency of state government, performing essential governmental functions of state government pursuant to sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code. For purposes of assistance provided under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, the term "school district" as used in this section and in divisions (A), (C), and (D) of section 3318.03 and in sections 3318.031 , 3318.042 , 3318.07 , 3318.08 , 3318.083 , 3318.084 , 3318.085 , 3318.086 , 3318.10 , 3318.11 , 3318.12 , 3318.13 , 3318.14 , 3318.15 , 3318.16 , 3318.19 , and 3318.20 of the Revised Code means a joint vocational school district established pursuant to section 3311.18 of the Revised Code.

(E) "School district board" means the board of education of a school district.

(F) "Net bonded indebtedness" means the difference between the sum of the par value of all outstanding and unpaid bonds and notes which a school district board is obligated to pay and any amounts the school district is obligated to pay under lease-purchase agreements entered into under section 3313.375 of the Revised Code, and the amount held in the sinking fund and other indebtedness retirement funds for their redemption. Notes issued for school buses in accordance with section 3327.08 of the Revised Code, notes issued in anticipation of the collection of current revenues, and bonds issued to pay final judgments shall not be considered in calculating the net bonded indebtedness.

"Net bonded indebtedness" does not include indebtedness arising from the acquisition of land to provide a site for classroom facilities constructed, acquired, or added to pursuant to sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code or the par value of bonds that have been authorized by the electors and the proceeds of which will be used by the district to provide any part of its portion of the basic project cost.

(G) "Board of elections" means the board of elections of the county containing the most populous portion of the school district.

(H) "County auditor" means the auditor of the county in which the greatest value of taxable property of such school district is located.

(I) "Tax duplicates" means the general tax lists and duplicates prescribed by sections 319.28 and 319.29 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Required level of indebtedness" means:

(1) In the case of school districts in the first percentile, five per cent of the district's valuation for the year preceding the year in which the controlling board approved the project under section 3318.04 of the Revised Code.

(2) In the case of school districts ranked in a subsequent percentile, five per cent of the district's valuation for the year preceding the year in which the controlling board approved the project under section 3318.04 of the Revised Code, plus [two one-hundredths of one per cent multiplied by (the percentile in which the district ranks for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year in which the controlling board approved the district's project minus one)].

(K) "Required percentage of the basic project costs" means one per cent of the basic project costs times the percentile in which the school district ranks for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year in which the controlling board approved the district's project.

(L) "Basic project cost" means a cost amount determined in accordance with rules adopted under section 111.15 of the Revised Code by the Ohio school facilities commission. The basic project cost calculation shall take into consideration the square footage and cost per square foot necessary for the grade levels to be housed in the classroom facilities, the variation across the state in construction and related costs, the cost of the installation of site utilities and site preparation, the cost of demolition of all or part of any existing classroom facilities that are abandoned under the project, the cost of insuring the project until it is completed, any contingency reserve amount prescribed by the commission under section 3318.086 of the Revised Code, and the professional planning, administration, and design fees that a school district may have to pay to undertake a classroom facilities project. For a joint vocational school district that receives assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, the basic project cost calculation for a project under those sections shall also take into account the types of laboratory spaces and program square footages needed for the vocational education programs for high school students offered by the school district. For a district that opts to divide its entire classroom facilities needs into segments, as authorized by section 3318.034 of the Revised Code, "basic project cost" means the cost determined in accordance with this division of a segment.

(M)

(1) Except for a joint vocational school district that receives assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, a "school district's portion of the basic project cost" means the amount determined under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code.

(2) For a joint vocational school district that receives assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, a "school district's portion of the basic project cost" means the amount determined under division (C) of section 3318.42 of the Revised Code.

(N) "Child care facility" means space within a classroom facility in which the needs of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and school children are provided for by persons other than the parent or guardian of such children for any part of the day, including persons not employed by the school district operating such classroom facility.

(O) "Community resource center" means space within a classroom facility in which comprehensive services that support the needs of families and children are provided by community-based social service providers.

(P) "Valuation" means the total value of all property in the school district as listed and assessed for taxation on the tax duplicates.

(Q) "Percentile" means the percentile in which the school district is ranked pursuant to section 3318.011 of the Revised Code.

(R) "Installation of site utilities" means the installation of a site domestic water system, site fire protection system, site gas distribution system, site sanitary system, site storm drainage system, and site telephone and data system.

(S) "Site preparation" means the earthwork necessary for preparation of the building foundation system, the paved pedestrian and vehicular circulation system, playgrounds on the project site, and lawn and planting on the project site.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.01

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 05-18-2005; 05-06-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008

3318.011 Ranking districts in order of adjusted valuation per pupil from district.

For purposes of providing assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, the department of education shall annually do all of the following:

(A) Calculate the adjusted valuation per pupil of each city, local, and exempted village school district according to the following formula:

The district's valuation per pupil -

[$30,000 X (1 - the district's income factor)].

For purposes of this calculation:

(1) Except for a district with an open enrollment net gain that is ten per cent or more of its formula ADM, "valuation per pupil" for a district means its average taxable value, divided by its formula ADM for the previous fiscal year. "Valuation per pupil," for a district with an open enrollment net gain that is ten per cent or more of its formula ADM, means its average taxable value, divided by the sum of its formula ADM for the previous fiscal year plus its open enrollment net gain for the previous fiscal year.

(2) "Average taxable value" means the average of the sum of the amounts certified for a district under divisions (A)(1) and (2) of section 3317.021 of the Revised Code in the second, third, and fourth preceding fiscal years.

(3) "Entitled to attend school" means entitled to attend school in a city, local, or exempted village school district under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Formula ADM" has the same meaning as in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code.

(5) "Native student" has the same meaning as in section 3313.98 of the Revised Code.

(6) "Open enrollment net gain" for a district means (a) the number of the students entitled to attend school in another district but who are enrolled in the schools of the district under its open enrollment policy minus (b) the number of the district's native students who are enrolled in the schools of another district under the other district's open enrollment policy, both numbers as certified to the department under section 3313.981 of the Revised Code. If the difference is a negative number, the district's "open enrollment net gain" is zero.

(7) "Open enrollment policy" means an interdistrict open enrollment policy adopted under section 3313.98 of the Revised Code.

(8) "District median income" means the median Ohio adjusted gross income certified for a school district under section 3317.021 of the Revised Code.

(9) "Statewide median income" means the median district median income of all city, exempted village, and local school districts in the state.

(10) "Income factor" for a city, exempted village, or local school district means the quotient obtained by dividing that district's median income by the statewide median income.

(B) Calculate for each district the three-year average of the adjusted valuations per pupil calculated for the district for the current and two preceding fiscal years;

(C) Rank all such districts in order of adjusted valuation per pupil from the district with the lowest three-year average adjusted valuation per pupil to the district with the highest three-year average adjusted valuation per pupil;

(D) Divide such ranking into percentiles with the first percentile containing the one per cent of school districts having the lowest three-year average adjusted valuations per pupil and the one-hundredth percentile containing the one per cent of school districts having the highest three-year average adjusted valuations per pupil;

(E) Determine the school districts that have three-year average adjusted valuations per pupil that are greater than the median three-year average adjusted valuation per pupil for all school districts in the state;

(F) On or before the first day of September, certify the information described in divisions (A) to (E) of this section to the Ohio school facilities commission.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.011

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

Amended by 129th General Assembly File No. 28, HB 153, (Vetoed) § 101.01 , eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 03-14-2003; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.02 Periodic assessment of classroom facility needs - on-site visits.

(A) For purposes of sections 3318.01 to 3318.33 of the Revised Code, the Ohio school facilities commission shall periodically perform an assessment of the classroom facility needs in the state to identify school districts in need of additional classroom facilities, or replacement or reconstruction of existent classroom facilities, and the cost to each such district of constructing or acquiring such additional facilities or making such renovations.

(B) Based upon the most recent assessment conducted pursuant to division (A) of this section, the commission shall conduct on-site visits to school districts identified as having classroom facility needs to confirm the findings of the periodic assessment and further evaluate the classroom facility needs of the district. The evaluation shall assess the district's need to construct or acquire new classroom facilities and may include an assessment of the district's need for building additions or for the reconstruction of existent buildings in lieu of constructing or acquiring replacement buildings.

(C)

(1) Except as provided in division (C)(2) of this section, on-site visits performed on or after May 20, 1997, shall be performed in the order specified in this division. The first round of on-site visits first succeeding the effective date of this amendment, May 20, 1997, shall be limited to the school districts in the first through fifth percentiles, excluding districts that are ineligible for funding under this chapter pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code. The second round of on-site visits shall be limited to the school districts in the first through tenth percentiles, excluding districts that are ineligible for funding under this chapter pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code. Each succeeding round of on-site visits shall be limited to the percentiles included in the immediately preceding round of on-site visits plus the next five percentiles. Except for the first round of on-site visits, no round of on-site visits shall commence unless eighty per cent of the districts for which on-site visits were performed during the immediately preceding round, have had projects approved under section 3318.04 of the Revised Code.

(2) Notwithstanding division (C)(1) of this section, the commission may perform on-site visits for school districts in the next highest percentile to the percentiles included in the current round of on-site visits, and then to succeeding percentiles one at a time, not to exceed the twenty-fifth percentile, if all of the following apply:

(a) Less than eighty per cent of the districts for which on-site visits were performed in the current round, and in any percentiles for which on-site visits were performed in addition to the current round pursuant to this division, have had projects approved under section 3318.04 of the Revised Code;

(b) There are funds appropriated for the purpose of sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code that are not reserved and encumbered for projects pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code;

(c) The commission makes a finding that such available funds would be more thoroughly utilized if on-site visits were extended to the next highest percentile.

(D) Notwithstanding divisions (B) and (C) of this section, in any fiscal year, the commission may limit the number of districts for which it conducts on-site visits based upon its projections of the moneys available and moneys necessary to undertake projects under sections 3318.01 to 3318.33 of the Revised Code for that year.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.02

Effective Date: 06-30-1997; 05-06-2005

3318.021 On-site visits to districts intending to participate in expedited local partnership program.

Notwithstanding section 3318.02 of the Revised Code, the Ohio school facilities commission may conduct on-site visits to any school district whose district board adopts a resolution certifying to the commission the board's intent to participate in the school building assistance expedited local partnership program under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.021

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.022 District not yet eligible for state assistance may request assessment.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 3318.02 of the Revised Code, within two years following the request of the school district, the Ohio school facilities commission shall assess the current conditions of the classroom facilities needs of any school district that is not yet eligible for state assistance under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code and that requests such an assessment. The assessment made under this section shall not include a final agreement between the school district and the commission as to the basic project cost of the school district's classroom facilities needs. The commission shall not consider any request for an assessment under this section that is submitted sooner than the effective date of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.022

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.023 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3318.023

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §105.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 06-28-2002; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.024 Use of unspent and unencumbered funds.

In the first year of a capital biennium, any funds appropriated to the Ohio school facilities commission for classroom facilities projects under this chapter in the previous capital biennium that were not spent or encumbered, or for which an encumbrance has been canceled under section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, shall be used by the commission only for projects under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, subject to appropriation by the general assembly. In the second year of a capital biennium, any funds appropriated to the Ohio school facilities commission for classroom facilities projects under this chapter that were not spent or encumbered in the first year of the biennium and which are in excess of an amount equal to half of the appropriations for the capital biennium, or for which an encumbrance has been canceled under section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, shall be used by the commission only for projects under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, subject to appropriation by the general assembly.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.024

Effective Date: 09-26-2003

3318.03 School facilities commission to determine need for additional classroom facilities.

(A) Before conducting an on-site evaluation of a school district under section 3318.02 of the Revised Code, at the request of the district board of education, the Ohio school facilities commission shall examine any classroom facilities needs assessment that has been conducted by the district and any master plan developed for meeting the facility needs of the district.

(B) Upon conducting the on-site evaluation under section 3318.02 of the Revised Code, the Ohio school facilities commission shall make a determination of all of the following:

(1) The needs of the school district for additional classroom facilities;

(2) The number of classroom facilities to be included in a project and the basic project cost of constructing, acquiring, reconstructing, or making additions to each such facility;

(3) The amount of such cost that the school district can supply from available funds, by the issuance of bonds previously authorized by the electors of the school district the proceeds of which can lawfully be used for the project and by the issuance of bonds under section 3318.05 of the Revised Code;

(4) The remaining amount of such cost that shall be supplied by the state;

(5) The amount of the state's portion to be encumbered in accordance with section 3318.11 of the Revised Code in the current and subsequent fiscal years from funds appropriated for purposes of sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code.

(C) The commission shall make a determination in favor of constructing, acquiring, reconstructing, or making additions to a classroom facility only upon evidence that the proposed project conforms to sound educational practice, that it is in keeping with the orderly process of school district reorganization and consolidation, and that the actual or projected enrollment in each classroom facility proposed to be included in the project is at least three hundred fifty pupils. Exceptions shall be authorized only in those districts where topography, sparsity of population, and other factors make larger schools impracticable. If the school district board determines that an existing facility has historical value or for other good cause determines that an existing facility should be renovated in lieu of acquiring a comparable facility by new construction, the commission may approve the expenditure of project funds for the renovation of that facility up to but not exceeding one hundred per cent of the estimated cost of acquiring a comparable facility by new construction, as long as the commission determines that the facility when renovated can be operationally efficient, will be adequate for the future needs of the district, and will comply with the other provisions of this division.

(D) Sections 125.81 and 153.04 of the Revised Code shall not apply to classroom facilities constructed under either sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 or sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.03

Effective Date: 2008 HB562 (vetoed) 06-24-2008

3318.031 Commission to consider student and staff safety and health.

(A) The Ohio school facilities commission shall consider student and staff safety and health when reviewing design plans for classroom facility construction projects proposed under this chapter. After consulting with appropriate education, health, and law enforcement personnel, the commission may require as a condition of project approval under either section 3318.03 or division (B)(1) of section 3318.41 of the Revised Code such changes in the design plans as the commission believes will advance or improve student and staff safety and health in the proposed classroom facility.

To carry out its duties under this division, the commission shall review and, if necessary, amend any construction and design standards used in its project approval process, including standards for location and number of exits, standards for lead safety in classroom facilities constructed before 1978 in which services are provided to children under six years of age, and location of restrooms, with a focus on advancing student and staff safety and health.

(B) When reviewing design standards for classroom facility construction projects proposed under this chapter, the commission shall also consider the extent to which the design standards support the following:

(1) Trends in educational delivery methods, including digital access and blended learning;

(2) Provision of sufficient space for training new teachers and promotion of collaboration among teaching candidates, experienced teachers, and teacher educators;

(3) Provision of adequate space for teacher planning and collaboration;

(4) Provision of adequate space for parent involvement activities;

(5) Provision of sufficient space for innovative partnerships between schools and health and social service agencies.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.031

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

Effective Date: 06-09-2004

3318.032 Portion of basic project cost supplied by school district.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in divisions (C) and (D) of this section, the portion of the basic project cost supplied by the school district shall be the greater of:

(1) The required percentage of the basic project costs;

(2)

(a) For all districts except a district that opts to divide its entire classroom facilities needs into segments to be completed separately as authorized by section 3318.034 of the Revised Code, an amount necessary to raise the school district's net bonded indebtedness, as of the date the controlling board approved the project, to within five thousand dollars of the required level of indebtedness;

(b) For a district that opts to divide its entire classroom facilities needs into segments to be completed separately as authorized by section 3318.034 of the Revised Code, an amount necessary to raise the school district's net bonded indebtedness, as of the date the controlling board approved the project, to within five thousand dollars of the following:

The required level of indebtedness X (the basic project cost of the segment as approved by the controlling board / the estimated basic project cost of the district's entire classroom facilities needs as determined jointly by the staff of the Ohio school facilities commission and the district)

(B) The amount of the district's share determined under this section shall be calculated only as of the date the controlling board approved the project, and that amount applies throughout the thirteen-month period permitted under section 3318.05 of the Revised Code for the district's electors to approve the propositions described in that section. If the amount reserved and encumbered for a project is released because the electors do not approve those propositions within that period, and the school district later receives the controlling board's approval for the project, subject to a new project scope and estimated costs under section 3318.054 of the Revised Code, the district's portion shall be recalculated in accordance with this section as of the date of the controlling board's subsequent approval.

(C) At no time shall a school district's portion of the basic project cost be greater than ninety-five per cent of the total basic project cost.

(D) If the controlling board approves a project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code for a school district that previously received assistance under those sections or section 3318.37 of the Revised Code within the twenty-year period prior to the date on which the controlling board approves the new project, the district's portion of the basic project cost for the new project shall be the lesser of the following:

(1) The portion calculated under division (A) of this section;

(2) The greater of the following:

(a) The required percentage of the basic project costs for the new project;

(b) The percentage of the basic project cost paid by the district for the previous project.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.032

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01. See act for effective dates.

Effective Date: 2008 HB562 (vetoed) 06-24-2008

3318.033 Recalculation of district percentile ranking.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Formula ADM" has the same meaning as in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Open enrollment net gain" has the same meaning as in section 3318.011 of the Revised Code.

(B) This section applies to each school district that meets the following criteria:

(1) The Ohio school facilities commission certified its conditional approval of the district's project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code after July 1, 2006, and prior to September 29, 2007, and the project had not been completed as of September 29, 2007.

(2) Within one year after the date of the commission's certification of its conditional approval, the district's electors approved a bond issue to pay the district's portion of the basic project cost or the district board of education complied with section 3318.052 of the Revised Code.

(3) In the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the district's project was conditionally approved, the district had an open enrollment net gain that was ten per cent or more of its formula ADM.

(C) For each school district to which this section applies, the department of education shall recalculate the district's percentile ranking under section 3318.011 of the Revised Code for the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the district's project was conditionally approved and shall report the recalculated percentile ranking to the commission. For this purpose, the department shall recalculate every school district's percentile ranking for that fiscal year using the district's "valuation per pupil" as that term is defined in section 3318.011 of the Revised Code on and after September 29, 2007.

(D) For each school district to which this section applies, the commission shall use the recalculated percentile ranking reported under division (C) of this section to determine the district's portion of the basic project cost under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code. The commission shall not use the recalculated percentile ranking for any other purpose, and the recalculated ranking shall not affect any other district's portion of the basic project cost under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code or any district's eligibility for assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code. The commission shall revise the agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code to reflect the district's new portion of the basic project cost as determined under this division.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.033

Effective Date: 2008 HB562 06-24-2008

3318.034 Division of district classroom needs into segments.

(A) This section applies to both of the following:

(1) Any school district that has not executed an agreement for a project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code prior to June 24, 2008;

(2) Any school district that is eligible for additional assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code pursuant to division (B)(2) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code.

Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, with the approval of the Ohio school facilities commission, any school district to which this section applies may opt to divide the district's entire classroom facilities needs, as those needs are jointly determined by the staff of the commission and the school district, into discrete segments and shall comply with all of the provisions of those sections unless otherwise provided in this section.

(B) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, each segment shall comply with all of the following:

(1) The segment shall consist of the new construction of one or more entire buildings or the complete renovation of one or more entire existing buildings, with any necessary additions to that building.

(2) The segment shall not include any construction of or renovation or repair to any building that does not complete the needs of the district with respect to that particular building at the time the segment is completed.

(3) The segment shall consist of new construction, renovations, additions, reconstruction, or repair of classroom facilities to the extent that the school district portion, as determined under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code, is an amount not less than the product of 0.020 times the district's valuation at the time the agreement for the segment is executed, unless the district previously has undertaken a segment under this section and the district's portion of the estimated basic project cost of the remainder of its entire classroom facilities needs, as determined jointly by the staff of the commission and the district, is less than the amount otherwise required by this division.

(C) A district described in division (A)(2) of this section that has not received the additional assistance authorized under division (B)(2) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code may undertake a segment, with commission approval, for the purpose of renovating or replacing work performed on a facility under the district's prior project. The commission may approve that segment if the commission determines that the renovation or replacement is necessary to protect the facility. The basic project cost of the segment shall be allocated between the state and the district in accordance with section 3318.032 of the Revised Code. However, the requirements of division (B) of this section shall not apply to a segment undertaken under this division.

(D) The commission shall conditionally approve and seek controlling board approval in accordance with division (A) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code of each segment.

(E)

(1) When undertaking a segment under this section, a school district may elect to prorate its full maintenance amount by setting aside for maintenance the amount calculated under division (E)(2) of this section to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under the segment, if the district will use one or more of the alternative methods authorized in sections 3318.051 , 3318.052 , and 3318.084 of the Revised Code to generate the entire amount calculated under that division. If the district so elects, the commission and the district shall include in the agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code a statement specifying that the district will use the amount calculated under that division only to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under the segment.

(2) The commission shall calculate the amount for a school district to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under a segment as follows:

The full maintenance amount X (the school district's portion of the basic project cost for the segment / the school district's portion of the basic project cost for the district's entire classroom facilities needs, as determined jointly by the staff of the commission and the district)

(3) A school district may elect to prorate its full maintenance amount for any number of segments, provided the district will use one or more of the alternative methods authorized in sections 3318.051 , 3318.052 , and 3318.084 of the Revised Code to generate the entire amount calculated under division (E)(2) of this section to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under each segment for which it so elects. If the district cannot use one or more of those alternative methods to generate the entire amount calculated under that division, the district shall levy the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code or an extension of that tax under section 3318.061 of the Revised Code in an amount necessary to generate the remainder of its full maintenance amount. The commission shall calculate the remainder of the district's full maintenance amount as follows:

The full maintenance amount - the sum of the amounts calculated for the district under division (E)(2) of this section for each prior segment of the district's project

(4) In no case shall the sum of the amounts calculated for a school district's maintenance of classroom facilities under divisions (E)(2) and (3) of this section exceed the amount that would have been required for maintenance if the district had elected to undertake its project in its entirety instead of segmenting the project under this section.

(5) If a school district commenced a segment under this section prior to the effective date of this amendment but has not completed that segment, and has not levied the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code or an extension of that tax under section 3318.061 of the Revised Code, the district may request approval from the commission to prorate its full maintenance amount in accordance with divisions (E)(1) to (4) of this section. If the commission approves the request, the commission and the district shall amend the agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code to reflect the change.

(F) If a school district levies the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code or an extension of that tax under section 3318.061 of the Revised Code, the tax shall run for twenty-three years from the date the segment for which the tax is initially levied is undertaken . The maintenance levy requirement, as defined in section 3318.18 of the Revised Code, does not apply to a segment undertaken under division (C) of this section.

(G) As used in this section, "full maintenance amount" means the amount of total revenue that a school district likely would generate by one-half mill of the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code over the entire twenty-three-year period required under that section, as determined by the commission in consultation with the department of taxation.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.034

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 2008 HB562 (vetoed provisions) 06-24-2008

3318.035 Change of assessment rates on gas pipelines.

(A) This section applies only if there is a change in the assessment rates on gas pipelines imposed under state law.

(B) If at any time division (A) of this section applies and if the change in assessment rates described in that division affects a school district's valuation as determined under division (P) of section 3318.01 of the Revised Code by greater than ten per cent and if the Ohio school facilities commission had determined the state and school district portion of the basic project cost of such a district's project under section 3318.36 or 3318.37 of the Revised Code prior to that change in valuation, the commission shall adjust the state and school district portions of the basic project cost of the school district's project using the valuation altered by the change in assessment rates described in division (A) of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.035

Effective Date: 12-21-2000

3318.04 Conditional approval - encumbering funds.

(A) If the Ohio school facilities commission makes a determination under section 3318.03 of the Revised Code in favor of constructing, acquiring, reconstructing, or making additions to a classroom facility, the project shall be conditionally approved. Such conditional approval shall be submitted to the controlling board for approval thereof. The controlling board shall forthwith approve or reject the commission's determination, conditional approval, the amount of the state's portion of the basic project cost, and, the amount of the state's portion to be encumbered in the current fiscal year. In the event of approval thereof by the controlling board, the commission shall certify such conditional approval to the school district board and shall encumber from the total funds appropriated for the purpose of sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code the amount approved under this section to be encumbered in the current fiscal year. The basic project cost for a project approved under this section shall not exceed the cost that would otherwise have to be incurred if the classroom facilities to be constructed, acquired, or reconstructed, or the additions to be made to classroom facilities, under such project meet, but do not exceed, the specifications for plans and materials for classroom facilities adopted by the commission.

(B)

(1) No school district shall have a project conditionally approved pursuant to this section if the school district has already received any assistance for a project funded under any version of sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, and the prior project was one for which the electors of such district approved a levy within the last twenty years pursuant to any version of section 3318.06 of the Revised Code for purposes of qualifying for the funding of that project, unless the district demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commission that the district has experienced since approval of its prior project an exceptional increase in enrollment significantly above the district's design capacity under that prior project as determined by rule of the commission.

(2) Notwithstanding division (B)(1) of this section, any school district that received assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, as those sections existed prior to May 20, 1997, may receive additional assistance under those sections, as they exist on and after May 20, 1997, prior to the expiration of the period of time required under division (B)(1) of this section, if the percentile in which the school district is located, as determined under section 3318.011 of the Revised Code, is eligible for assistance as prescribed in section 3318.02 of the Revised Code. The commission may provide assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code pursuant to this division to no more than five school districts per fiscal year until all eligible school districts have received the additional assistance authorized under this division. The commission shall establish application procedures, deadlines, and priorities for funding projects under this division. The commission at its discretion may waive current design specifications it has adopted for projects under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code when assessing an application for additional assistance under this division for the renovation of classroom facilities constructed or renovated under a school district's previous project. If the commission finds that a school district's existing classroom facilities are adequate to meet all of the school district's needs, the commission may determine that no additional state assistance be awarded to a school district under this division. In order for a school district to be eligible to receive any additional assistance under this division, the school district electors shall extend the school district's existing levy dedicated for maintenance of classroom facilities under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, pursuant to section 3318.061 of the Revised Code or shall provide equivalent alternative maintenance funds as specified in division (A)(2) of section 3318.06 of the Revised Code.

(3) Notwithstanding division (B)(1) of this section, any school district that has received assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code after May 20, 1997, may receive additional assistance if the commission decides in favor of providing such assistance pursuant to section 3318.042 of the Revised Code.

(4) Notwithstanding division (B)(1) of this section, any school district that has opted to divide its entire classroom facilities needs into segments to be completed separately, as authorized by section 3318.034 of the Revised Code, and that has received assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code for one of those segments may receive assistance under those sections for a subsequent segment. Assistance for any subsequent segment shall not include any additional work on a building included in a prior segment unless the district demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commission that the district has experienced since the completion of the prior segment an exceptional increase in enrollment in the grade levels housed in that building.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.04

Effective Date: 06-28-2002; 05-06-2005; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008

3318.041 District may adopt and certify proposed project.

A school district ranked in the first through twenty-fifth percentiles may adopt and certify to the Ohio school facilities commission a resolution specifying a proposed project that meets the requirements of this chapter and the needs of the district, as confirmed through an on-site visit pursuant to section 3318.02 of the Revised Code. The commission shall consider such projects for conditional approval pursuant to section 3318.03 and shall encumber funds pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code in the order in which such resolutions are received.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.041

Effective Date: 06-30-1997

3318.042 Additional assistance.

(A) The board of education of any school district that is receiving assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code after May 20, 1997, or under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, and whose project is still under construction, may request that the Ohio school facilities commission examine whether the circumstances prescribed in either division (B)(1) or (2) of this section exist in the school district. If the commission so finds, the commission shall review the school district's original assessment and approved project and consider providing additional assistance to the school district to correct the prescribed conditions found to exist in the district. Additional assistance under this section shall be limited to additions to one or more buildings, remodeling of one or more buildings, or changes to the infrastructure of one or more buildings.

(B) Consideration of additional assistance to a school district under this section is warranted in either of the following circumstances:

(1) Additional work is needed to correct an oversight or deficiency not identified or included in the district's initial assessment.

(2) Other conditions exist that, in the opinion of the commission, warrant additions or remodeling of the project facilities or changes to infrastructure associated with the district's project that were not identified in the initial assessment and plan.

(C) If the commission decides in favor of providing additional assistance to any school district under this section, the school district shall be responsible for paying for its portion of the cost of the additions, remodeling, or infrastructure changes pursuant to section 3318.083 of the Revised Code. If, after making a financial evaluation of the school district, the commission determines that the school district is unable without undue hardship, according to the guidelines adopted by the commission, to fund the school district portion of the increase, then the state and the school district shall enter into an agreement whereby the state shall pay the portion of the cost increase attributable to the school district which is determined to be in excess of any local resources available to the district and the district shall thereafter reimburse the state. The commission shall establish the district's schedule for reimbursing the state, which shall not extend beyond ten years. The commission may lengthen the reimbursement schedule of a school district that has entered into an agreement under this section prior to the effective date of this amendment as long as the total term of that schedule does not extend beyond ten years. Debt incurred under this section shall not be included in the calculation of the net indebtedness of the school district under section 133.06 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.042

Effective Date: 09-26-2003

3318.05 District board acceptance of conditional approval of commission of project - election on propositions.

The conditional approval of the Ohio school facilities commission for a project shall lapse and the amount reserved and encumbered for such project shall be released unless the school district board accepts such conditional approval within one hundred twenty days following the date of certification of the conditional approval to the school district board and the electors of the school district vote favorably on both of the propositions described in divisions (A) and (B) of this section within thirteen months of the date of such certification, except that a school district described in division (C) of this section does not need to submit the proposition described in division (B) of this section. The propositions described in divisions (A) and (B) of this section shall be combined in a single proposal. If the district board or the district's electors fail to meet such requirements and the amount reserved and encumbered for the district's project is released, the district shall be given first priority for project funding as such funds become available, subject to section 3318.054 of the Revised Code.

(A) On the question of issuing bonds of the school district board, for the school district's portion of the basic project cost, in an amount equal to the school district's portion of the basic project cost less the amount of the proceeds of any securities authorized or to be authorized under division (J) of section 133.06 of the Revised Code and dedicated by the school district board to payment of the district's portion of the basic project cost; and

(B) On the question of levying a tax the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project. Such tax shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each dollar of valuation for a period of twenty-three years, subject to any extension approved under section 3318.061 of the Revised Code.

(C) If a school district has in place a tax levied under section 5705.21 of the Revised Code for general permanent improvements for a continuing period of time and the proceeds of such tax can be used for maintenance, or if a district agrees to the transfers described in section 3318.051 of the Revised Code, the school district need not levy the additional tax required under division (B) of this section, provided the school district board includes in the agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code provisions either:

(1) Earmarking an amount from the proceeds of that permanent improvement tax for maintenance of classroom facilities equivalent to the amount of the additional tax and for the equivalent number of years otherwise required under this section;

(2) Requiring the transfer of money in accordance with section 3318.051 of the Revised Code.

The district board subsequently may rescind the agreement to make the transfers under section 3318.051 of the Revised Code only so long as the electors of the district have approved, in accordance with section 3318.063 of the Revised Code, the levy of a tax for the maintenance of the classroom facilities acquired under the district's project and that levy continues to be collected as approved by the electors.

(D) Proceeds of the tax to be used for maintenance of the classroom facilities under either division (B) or (C)(1) of this section, and transfers of money in accordance with section 3318.051 of the Revised Code shall be deposited into a separate fund established by the school district for such purpose.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.05

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01. See act for effective dates.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 03-31-2005; 09-05-2006

3318.051 Alternative funding for state-assisted classroom projects.

(A) Any city, exempted village, or local school district that commences a project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 , 3318.36 , 3318.37 , or 3318.38 of the Revised Code on or after September 5, 2006, need not levy the tax otherwise required under division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, if the district board of education adopts a resolution petitioning the Ohio school facilities commission to approve the transfer of money in accordance with this section and the commission approves that transfer. If so approved, the commission and the district board shall enter into an agreement under which the board, in each of twenty-three consecutive years beginning in the year in which the board and the commission enter into the project agreement under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, shall transfer into the maintenance fund required by division (D) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code not less than an amount equal to one-half mill for each dollar of the district's valuation unless and until the agreement to make those transfers is rescinded by the district board pursuant to division (F) of this section.

(B) On the first day of July each year, or on an alternative date prescribed by the commission, the district treasurer shall certify to the commission and the auditor of state that the amount required for the year has been transferred. The auditor of state shall include verification of the transfer as part of any audit of the district under section 117.11 of the Revised Code. If the auditor of state finds that less than the required amount has been deposited into a district's maintenance fund, the auditor of state shall notify the district board of education in writing of that fact and require the board to deposit into the fund, within ninety days after the date of the notice, the amount by which the fund is deficient for the year. If the district board fails to demonstrate to the auditor of state's satisfaction that the board has made the deposit required in the notice, the auditor of state shall notify the department of education. At that time, the department shall withhold an amount equal to ten per cent of the district's funds calculated for the current fiscal year under Chapter 3317. of the Revised Code until the auditor of state notifies the department that the auditor of state is satisfied that the board has made the required transfer.

(C) Money transferred to the maintenance fund shall be used for the maintenance of the facilities acquired under the district's project.

(D) The transfers to the maintenance fund under this section does not affect a district's obligation to establish and maintain a capital and maintenance fund under section 3315.18 of the Revised Code.

(E) Any decision by the commission to approve or not approve the transfer of money under this section is final and not subject to appeal. The commission shall not be responsible for errors or miscalculations made in deciding whether to approve a petition to make transfers under this section.

(F) If the district board determines that it no longer can continue making the transfers agreed to under this section, the board may rescind the agreement only so long as the electors of the district have approved, in accordance with section 3318.063 of the Revised Code, the levy of a tax for the maintenance of the classroom facilities acquired under the district's project and that levy continues to be collected as approved by the electors. That levy shall be for a number of years that is equal to the difference between twenty-three years and the number of years that the district made transfers under this section and shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each dollar of the district's valuation. The district board shall continue to make the transfers agreed to under this section until that levy has been approved by the electors.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.051

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 09-05-2006

3318.052 Use of property tax or school district income tax proceeds to pay costs of project or for maintenance of classroom facilities - options of school district board.

At any time after the electors of a school district have approved either or both a property tax levied under section 5705.21 or 5705.218 of the Revised Code for the purpose of permanent improvements, including general permanent improvements, or a school district income tax levied under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code, the proceeds of either of which, pursuant to the ballot measures approved by the electors, are not so restricted that they cannot be used to pay the costs of a project or maintaining classroom facilities, the school district board may:

(A) Within one year following the date of the certification of the conditional approval of the school district's classroom facilities project by the Ohio school facilities commission, enter into a written agreement with the commission, which may be part of an agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, and in which the school district board covenants and agrees to do one or both of the following:

(1) Apply a specified amount of available proceeds of that property tax levy, of that school district income tax, or of securities issued under this section, or of proceeds from any two or more of those sources, to pay all or part of the district's portion of the basic project cost of its classroom facilities project;

(2) Apply available proceeds of either or both a property tax levied under section 5705.21 or 5705.218 of the Revised Code in effect for a continuing period of time, or of a school district income tax levied under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code in effect for a continuing period of time to the payment of costs of maintaining the classroom facilities.

(B) Receive, as a credit against the amount of bonds required under sections 3318.05 and 3318.06 of the Revised Code, to be approved by the electors of the district and issued by the district board for the district's portion of the basic project cost of its classroom facilities project in order for the district to receive state assistance for the project, an amount equal to the specified amount that the district board covenants and agrees with the commission to apply as set forth in division (A)(1) of this section;

(C) Receive, as a credit against the amount of the tax levy required under sections 3318.05 and 3318.06 of the Revised Code, to be approved by the electors of the district to pay the costs of maintaining the classroom facilities in order to receive state assistance for the classroom facilities project, an amount equivalent to the specified amount of proceeds the school district board covenants and agrees with the commission to apply as referred to in division (A)(2) of this section;

(D) Apply proceeds of either or both a school district income tax levied under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code that may lawfully be used to pay the costs of a classroom facilities project or of a tax levied under section 5705.21 or 5705.218 of the Revised Code to the payment of debt charges on and financing costs related to securities issued under this section;

(E) Issue securities to provide moneys to pay all or part of the district's portion of the basic project cost of its classroom facilities project in accordance with an agreement entered into under division (A) of this section. Securities issued under this section shall be Chapter 133. securities and may be issued as general obligation securities or issued in anticipation of a school district income tax or as property tax anticipation notes under section 133.24 of the Revised Code. The district board's resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of general obligation securities under this section shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 133.22 or 133.23 of the Revised Code. Securities issued under this section shall have principal payments during each year after the year of issuance over a period of not more than twenty-three years and, if so determined by the district board, during the year of issuance. Securities issued under this section shall not be included in the calculation of net indebtedness of the district under section 133.06 of the Revised Code , including but not limited to the limitation on unvoted indebtedness specified in division (G) of that section , or under section 3313.372 of the Revised Code, if the resolution of the district board authorizing their issuance and sale includes covenants to appropriate annually from lawfully available proceeds of a property tax levied under section 5705.21 or 5705.218 of the Revised Code or of a school district income tax levied under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code and to continue to levy and collect the tax in amounts necessary to pay the debt charges on and financing costs related to the securities as they become due. No property tax levied under section 5705.21 or 5705.218 of the Revised Code and no school district income tax levied under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code that is pledged, or that the school district board has covenanted to levy, collect, and appropriate annually, to pay the debt charges on and financing costs related to securities issued under this section shall be repealed while those securities are outstanding. If such a tax is reduced by the electors of the district or by the district board while those securities are outstanding, the school district board shall continue to levy and collect the tax under the authority of the original election authorizing the tax at a rate in each year that the board reasonably estimates will produce an amount in that year equal to the debt charges on the securities in that year, except that in the case of a school district income tax that amount shall be rounded up to the nearest one-fourth of one per cent. No state moneys shall be released for a project to which this section applies until the proceeds of the tax securities issued under this section that are dedicated for the payment of the district portion of the basic project cost of its classroom facilities project are first deposited into the district's project construction fund.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.052

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 03-31-2005; 06-05-2006; 06-30-2006

3318.053 Use of tax proceeds on improvements not included in basic project cost.

Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, a school district board may use proceeds from the tax described in division (B) or (C) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code for infrastructure improvements on and leading to the project sites that are not included in the basic project cost. The board may use proceeds of the tax in this manner only during the three-year period following the execution of the agreement under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code. If the board intends to use the proceeds of the tax in this manner, it shall include that fact as part of the purpose of the levy in the ballot language proposing it.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.053

Effective Date: 04-10-2001

3318.054 Lapse of classroom facilities project due to failure of voters to approve ballot measures.

(A) If conditional approval of a city, exempted village, or local school district's project lapses as provided in section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, or if conditional approval of a joint vocational school district's project lapses as provided in division (D) of section 3318.41 of the Revised Code, because the district's electors have not approved the ballot measures necessary to generate the district's portion of the basic project cost, and if the district board desires to seek a new conditional approval of the project, the district board shall request that the Ohio school facilities commission set the scope, basic project cost, and school district portion of the basic project cost prior to resubmitting the ballot measures to the electors. To do so, the commission shall use the district's current assessed tax valuation and the district's percentile for the prior fiscal year. For a district that has entered into an agreement under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code and desires to proceed with a project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, the district's portion of the basic project cost shall be the percentage specified in that agreement. The project scope and basic costs established under this division shall be valid for one year from the date the commission approves them.

(B) Upon the commission's approval under division (A) of this section, the district board may submit the ballot measures to the district's electors for approval of the project based on the new project scope and estimated costs. Upon electoral approval of those measures, the district shall be given first priority for project funding as such funds become available.

(C) When the commission determines that funds are available for the district's project, the commission shall do all of the following:

(1) Determine the school district portion of the basic project cost under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code, in the case of a city, exempted village, or local school district, or under section 3318.42 of the Revised Code, in the case of a joint vocational school district;

(2) Conditionally approve the project and submit it to the controlling board for approval pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code;

(3) Encumber funds for the project under section 3318.11 of the Revised Code;

(4) Enter into an agreement with the district board under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.054

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

3318.055 Maintenance tax not be included on ballot proposal.

Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in sections 3318.05 , 3318.06 , 3318.061 , 3318.08 , 3318.36 , 3318.361 , and 3318.38 of the Revised Code, if the amount of money that would be raised in a school district by the twenty-three year maintenance tax specified in those sections during the first twelve-month period of its collection, as estimated by the department of taxation, would be less than ten per cent of the amount of money that the school district was required to deposit into its capital and maintenance fund during the most recent fiscal year under section 3315.18 of the Revised Code, the school district shall not be required to include such maintenance tax on a ballot proposal, as otherwise required under sections 3318.05 , 3318.06 , 3318.061 , 3318.08 , 3318.36 , 3318.361 , and 3318.38 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.055

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.056 Combining questions on tax levy ballot.

A school district may adopt a resolution proposing that any of the following questions be combined with the questions specified in divisions (A) and (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code:

(A) A bond issue question under section 133.18 of the Revised Code;

(B) A tax levy question under section 5705.21 of the Revised Code;

(C) A combined bond issue and tax levy question under section 5705.218 of the Revised Code;

(D) A school district income tax question under section 5748.08 of the Revised Code. Any question described in divisions (A) to (D) of this section that is combined with a question proposed under divisions (A) and (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code shall be for the purpose of either paying for any permanent improvement as defined in section 133.01 of the Revised Code or generating operating revenue specifically for the facilities acquired under the school district's project under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code or for both to the extent such purposes are permitted by the sections of law under which each is proposed.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.056

Effective Date: 06-28-2002

3318.06 Submitting resolution relative to tax levy in excess of ten-mill limitation - bond issue.

(A) After receipt of the conditional approval of the Ohio school facilities commission, the school district board by a majority of all of its members shall, if it desires to proceed with the project, declare all of the following by resolution:

(1) That by issuing bonds in an amount equal to the school district's portion of the basic project cost the district is unable to provide adequate classroom facilities without assistance from the state;

(2) Unless the school district board has resolved to transfer money in accordance with section 3318.051 of the Revised Code or to apply the proceeds of a property tax or the proceeds of an income tax, or a combination of proceeds from such taxes, as authorized under section 3318.052 of the Revised Code, that to qualify for such state assistance it is necessary to do either of the following:

(a) Levy a tax outside the ten-mill limitation the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project;

(b) Earmark for maintenance of classroom facilities from the proceeds of an existing permanent improvement tax levied under section 5705.21 of the Revised Code, if such tax can be used for maintenance, an amount equivalent to the amount of the additional tax otherwise required under this section and sections 3318.05 and 3318.08 of the Revised Code.

(3) That the question of any tax levy specified in a resolution described in division (A)(2)(a) of this section, if required, shall be submitted to the electors of the school district at the next general or primary election, if there be a general or primary election not less than ninety and not more than one hundred ten days after the day of the adoption of such resolution or, if not, at a special election to be held at a time specified in the resolution which shall be not less than ninety days after the day of the adoption of the resolution and which shall be in accordance with the requirements of section 3501.01 of the Revised Code.

Such resolution shall also state that the question of issuing bonds of the board shall be combined in a single proposal with the question of such tax levy. More than one election under this section may be held in any one calendar year. Such resolution shall specify both of the following:

(a) That the rate which it is necessary to levy shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation, and that such tax shall be levied for a period of twenty-three years;

(b) That the proceeds of the tax shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project.

(B) A copy of a resolution adopted under division (A) of this section shall after its passage and not less than ninety days prior to the date set therein for the election be certified to the county board of elections.

The resolution of the school district board, in addition to meeting other applicable requirements of section 133.18 of the Revised Code, shall state that the amount of bonds to be issued will be an amount equal to the school district's portion of the basic project cost, and state the maximum maturity of the bonds which may be any number of years not exceeding the term calculated under section 133.20 of the Revised Code as determined by the board. In estimating the amount of bonds to be issued, the board shall take into consideration the amount of moneys then in the bond retirement fund and the amount of moneys to be collected for and disbursed from the bond retirement fund during the remainder of the year in which the resolution of necessity is adopted.

If the bonds are to be issued in more than one series, the resolution may state, in addition to the information required to be stated under division (B)(3) of section 133.18 of the Revised Code, the number of series, which shall not exceed five, the principal amount of each series, and the approximate date each series will be issued, and may provide that no series, or any portion thereof, may be issued before such date. Upon such a resolution being certified to the county auditor as required by division (C) of section 133.18 of the Revised Code, the county auditor, in calculating, advising, and confirming the estimated average annual property tax levy under that division, shall also calculate, advise, and confirm by certification the estimated average property tax levy for each series of bonds to be issued.

Notice of the election shall include the fact that the tax levy shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation for a period of twenty-three years, and that the proceeds of the tax shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project.

If the bonds are to be issued in more than one series, the board of education, when filing copies of the resolution with the board of elections as required by division (D) of section 133.18 of the Revised Code, may direct the board of elections to include in the notice of election the principal amount and approximate date of each series, the maximum number of years over which the principal of each series may be paid, the estimated additional average property tax levy for each series, and the first calendar year in which the tax is expected to be due for each series, in addition to the information required to be stated in the notice under divisions (E)(3)(a) to (e) of section 133.18 of the Revised Code.

(C)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(2) of this section, the form of the ballot to be used at such election shall be:

"A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall bonds be issued by the ............ (here insert name of school district) school district to pay the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Classroom Facilities Assistance Program in the principal amount of ............ (here insert principal amount of the bond issue), to be repaid annually over a maximum period of ............ (here insert the maximum number of years over which the principal of the bonds may be paid) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue ............ (here insert the number of mills estimated) mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to ............ (rate expressed in cents or dollars and cents, such as "thirty-six cents" or "$0.36") for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds?"

and, unless the additional levy of taxes is not required pursuant to division (C) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code,

"Shall an additional levy of taxes be made for a period of twenty-three years to benefit the ............ (here insert name of school district) school district, the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project at the rate of .......... (here insert the number of mills, which shall not be less than one-half mill) mills for each one dollar of valuation?

(2) If authority is sought to issue bonds in more than one series and the board of education so elects, the form of the ballot shall be as prescribed in section 3318.062 of the Revised Code. If the board of education elects the form of the ballot prescribed in that section, it shall so state in the resolution adopted under this section.

(D) If it is necessary for the school district to acquire a site for the classroom facilities to be acquired pursuant to sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, the district board may propose either to issue bonds of the board or to levy a tax to pay for the acquisition of such site, and may combine the question of doing so with the questions specified in division (B) of this section. Bonds issued under this division for the purpose of acquiring a site are a general obligation of the school district and are Chapter 133. securities.

The form of that portion of the ballot to include the question of either issuing bonds or levying a tax for site acquisition purposes shall be one of the following:

(1) "Shall bonds be issued by the ............ (here insert name of the school district) school district to pay costs of acquiring a site for classroom facilities under the State of Ohio Classroom Facilities Assistance Program in the principal amount of .......... (here insert principal amount of the bond issue), to be repaid annually over a maximum period of .......... (here insert maximum number of years over which the principal of the bonds may be paid) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue .......... (here insert number of mills) mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amount to .......... (here insert rate expressed in cents or dollars and cents, such as "thirty-six cents" or "$0.36") for each one hundred dollars of valuation to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds?"

(2) "Shall an additional levy of taxes outside the ten-mill limitation be made for the benefit of the .......... (here insert name of the school district) school district for the purpose of acquiring a site for classroom facilities in the sum of ......... (here insert annual amount the levy is to produce) estimated by the county auditor to average ........ (here insert number of mills) mills for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of ......... (here insert number of years the millage is to be imposed) years?"

Where it is necessary to combine the question of issuing bonds of the school district and levying a tax as described in division (B) of this section with the question of issuing bonds of the school district for acquisition of a site, the question specified in that division to be voted on shall be "For the Bond Issues and the Tax Levy" and "Against the Bond Issues and the Tax Levy."

Where it is necessary to combine the question of issuing bonds of the school district and levying a tax as described in division (B) of this section with the question of levying a tax for the acquisition of a site, the question specified in that division to be voted on shall be "For the Bond Issue and the Tax Levies" and "Against the Bond Issue and the Tax Levies."

Where the school district board chooses to combine the question in division (B) of this section with any of the additional questions described in divisions (A) to (D) of section 3318.056 of the Revised Code, the question specified in division (B) of this section to be voted on shall be "For the Bond Issues and the Tax Levies" and "Against the Bond Issues and the Tax Levies."

If a majority of those voting upon a proposition hereunder which includes the question of issuing bonds vote in favor thereof, and if the agreement provided for by section 3318.08 of the Revised Code has been entered into, the school district board may proceed under Chapter 133. of the Revised Code, with the issuance of bonds or bond anticipation notes in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

FOR THE BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY

AGAINST THE BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY "

Cite as R.C. § 3318.06

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 09-05-2006

3318.061 Resolution proposing extension of existing tax levy.

This section applies only to school districts eligible to receive additional assistance under division (B)(2) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code.

The board of education of a school district in which a tax described by division (B) of section 3318.05 and levied under section 3318.06 of the Revised Code is in effect, may adopt a resolution by vote of a majority of its members to extend the term of that tax beyond the expiration of that tax as originally approved under that section. The school district board may include in the resolution a proposal to extend the term of that tax at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each dollar of valuation for a period of twenty-three years from the year in which the school district board and the Ohio school facilities commission enter into an agreement under division (B)(2) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code or in the following year, as specified in the resolution . Such a resolution may be adopted at any time before such an agreement is entered into and before the tax levied pursuant to section 3318.06 of the Revised Code expires. If the resolution is combined with a resolution to issue bonds to pay the school district's portion of the basic project cost, it shall conform with the requirements of divisions (A)(1), (2), and (3) of section 3318.06 of the Revised Code, except that the resolution also shall state that the tax levy proposed in the resolution is an extension of an existing tax levied under that section. A resolution proposing an extension adopted under this section does not take effect until it is approved by a majority of electors voting in favor of the resolution at a general, primary, or special election as provided in this section.

A tax levy extended under this section is subject to the same terms and limitations to which the original tax levied under section 3318.06 of the Revised Code is subject under that section, except the term of the extension shall be as specified in this section.

The school district board shall certify a copy of the resolution adopted under this section to the proper county board of elections not later than ninety days before the date set in the resolution as the date of the election at which the question will be submitted to electors. The notice of the election shall conform with the requirements of division (A)(3) of section 3318.06 of the Revised Code, except that the notice also shall state that the maintenance tax levy is an extension of an existing tax levy.

The form of the ballot shall be as follows:

"Shall the existing tax levied to pay the cost of maintaining classroom facilities constructed with the proceeds of the previously issued bonds at the rate of .......... (here insert the number of mills, which shall not be less than one-half mill) mills per dollar of tax valuation, be extended until ........ (here insert the year that is twenty-three years after the year in which the district and commission will enter into an agreement under division (B)(2) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code or the following year)?

FOR EXTENDING THE EXISTING TAX LEVY

AGAINST EXTENDING THE EXISTING TAX LEVY "

Section 3318.07 of the Revised Code applies to ballot questions under this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.061

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-28-2002

3318.062 Form of ballot where bonds are to be issued in multiple series - combination with other questions.

(A) If authority is sought to issue bonds in more than one series to pay the school district's portion of the basic project cost under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, the form of the ballot shall be:

"Shall bonds be issued by the ........ (here insert name of school district) school district to pay the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Classroom Facilities Assistance Program in the total principal amount of ........ (total principal amount of the bond issue), to be issued in ........ (number of series) series, each series to be repaid annually over not more than ........ (maximum number of years over which the principal of each series may be paid) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds, at a rate estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of each series as follows: ........ (insert the following for each series: "the ........ series, in a principal amount of ........ dollars, requiring ........ mills per dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to ........ (rate expressed in cents or dollars and cents, such as "36 cents" or "$1.41") for each one hundred dollars in tax valuation, commencing in ........ and first payable in ........)?"

and, unless the additional levy of taxes is not required pursuant to division (C) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code,

"Shall an additional levy of taxes be made for a period of twenty-three years to benefit the ........ (here insert name of school district) school district, the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project at the rate of ........ (here insert the number of mills, which shall not be less than one-half mill) mills for each one dollar of valuation? For the bond issue Against the bond issue "

(B) If it is necessary for the school district to acquire a site for the classroom facilities to be acquired pursuant to sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, the district board may propose either to issue bonds of the board or to levy a tax to pay for the acquisition of such site, and may combine the question of doing so with the questions specified in division (A) of this section. Bonds issued under this division for the purpose of acquiring a site are a general obligation of the school district and are Chapter 133. securities. The form of that portion of the ballot to include the question of either issuing bonds or levying a tax for site acquisition purposes shall be one of the forms prescribed in division (D) of section 3318.06 of the Revised Code.

(C) Where the school district board chooses to combine the question in division (A) of this section with any of the additional questions described in divisions (A) to (D) of section 3318.056 of the Revised Code, the question specified in division (A) of this section to be voted on shall be "For the Bond Issues and the Tax Levies" and "Against the Bond Issues and the Tax Levies."

(D) If a majority of those voting upon a proposition prescribed in this section which includes the question of issuing bonds vote in favor of that issuance, and if the agreement prescribed in section 3318.08 of the Revised Code has been entered into, the school district board may proceed under Chapter 133. of the Revised Code with the issuance of bonds or bond anticipation notes in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.062

Effective Date: 06-28-2002

3318.063 Rescission of alternative funding agreement - tax levy.

If the board of education of a city, exempted village, or local school district that has entered into an agreement under section 3318.051 of the Revised Code to make transfers of money in lieu of levying the tax for maintenance of the classroom facilities included in the district's project determines that it no longer can continue making the transfers so agreed to and desires to rescind that agreement, the board shall adopt the resolution to submit the question of the tax levy prescribed in this section. The resolution shall declare that the question of a tax levy specified in division (F) of section 3318.051 of the Revised Code shall be submitted to the electors of the school district at the next general or primary election, if there be a general or primary election not less than seventy-five and not more than ninety-five days after the day of the adoption of such resolution or, if not, at a special election to be held at a time specified in the resolution which shall be not less than seventy-five days after the day of the adoption of the resolution and which shall be in accordance with the requirements of section 3501.01 of the Revised Code. Such resolution shall specify both of the following:

(A) That the rate which it is necessary to levy shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation, and that such tax shall be levied for the number of years required by division (F) of section 3318.051 of the Revised Code;

(B) That the proceeds of the tax shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project. A copy of such resolution shall after its passage and not less than seventy-five days prior to the date set therein for the election be certified to the county board of elections. Notice of the election shall include the fact that the tax levy shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation for the number of years required by division (F) of section 3318.051 of the Revised Code, and that the proceeds of the tax shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project. The form of the ballot to be used at such election shall be:

"Shall a levy of taxes be made for a period of ............ (here insert the number of years, which shall not be less than the number required by division (F) of section 3318.051 of the Revised Code) years to benefit the ............ (here insert name of school district) school district, the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project at the rate of .......... (here insert the number of mills, which shall not be less than one-half mill) mills for each one dollar of valuation?

FOR THE TAX LEVY

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY "

Cite as R.C. § 3318.063

Effective Date: 09-05-2006

3318.07 Certification of election results to tax commissioner.

The board of elections shall certify the result of the election to the tax commissioner, to the auditor of the county or counties in which the school district is located, to the treasurer of the school district board, and to the Ohio school facilities commission. The necessary tax levy for debt service on the bonds shall be included in the annual tax budget that is certified to the county budget commission or, if adoption of the tax budget is waived under section 5705.281 of the Revised Code, included among the tax rates required to be provided to the budget commission under that section.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.07

Effective Date: 06-03-2002

3318.08 Agreement with Ohio school facilities commission for construction and sale of project.

Except in the case of a joint vocational school district that receives assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, if the requisite favorable vote on the election is obtained, or if the school district board has resolved to apply the proceeds of a property tax levy or the proceeds of an income tax, or a combination of proceeds from such taxes, as authorized in section 3318.052 of the Revised Code, the Ohio school facilities commission, upon certification to it of either the results of the election or the resolution under section 3318.052 of the Revised Code, shall enter into a written agreement with the school district board for the construction and sale of the project. In the case of a joint vocational school district that receives assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, if the school district board of education and the school district electors have satisfied the conditions prescribed in division (D)(1) of section 3318.41 of the Revised Code, the commission shall enter into an agreement with the school district board for the construction and sale of the project. In either case, the agreement shall include, but need not be limited to, the following provisions:

(A) The sale and issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation thereof, as soon as practicable after the execution of the agreement, in an amount equal to the school district's portion of the basic project cost, including any securities authorized under division (J) of section 133.06 of the Revised Code and dedicated by the school district board to payment of the district's portion of the basic project cost of the project; provided, that if at that time the county treasurer of each county in which the school district is located has not commenced the collection of taxes on the general duplicate of real and public utility property for the year in which the controlling board approved the project, the school district board shall authorize the issuance of a first installment of bond anticipation notes in an amount specified by the agreement, which amount shall not exceed an amount necessary to raise the net bonded indebtedness of the school district as of the date of the controlling board's approval to within five thousand dollars of the required level of indebtedness for the preceding year. In the event that a first installment of bond anticipation notes is issued, the school district board shall, as soon as practicable after the county treasurer of each county in which the school district is located has commenced the collection of taxes on the general duplicate of real and public utility property for the year in which the controlling board approved the project, authorize the issuance of a second and final installment of bond anticipation notes or a first and final issue of bonds.

The combined value of the first and second installment of bond anticipation notes or the value of the first and final issue of bonds shall be equal to the school district's portion of the basic project cost. The proceeds of any such bonds shall be used first to retire any bond anticipation notes. Otherwise, the proceeds of such bonds and of any bond anticipation notes, except the premium and accrued interest thereon, shall be deposited in the school district's project construction fund. In determining the amount of net bonded indebtedness for the purpose of fixing the amount of an issue of either bonds or bond anticipation notes, gross indebtedness shall be reduced by moneys in the bond retirement fund only to the extent of the moneys therein on the first day of the year preceding the year in which the controlling board approved the project. Should there be a decrease in the tax valuation of the school district so that the amount of indebtedness that can be incurred on the tax duplicates for the year in which the controlling board approved the project is less than the amount of the first installment of bond anticipation notes, there shall be paid from the school district's project construction fund to the school district's bond retirement fund to be applied against such notes an amount sufficient to cause the net bonded indebtedness of the school district, as of the first day of the year following the year in which the controlling board approved the project, to be within five thousand dollars of the required level of indebtedness for the year in which the controlling board approved the project. The maximum amount of indebtedness to be incurred by any school district board as its share of the cost of the project is either an amount that will cause its net bonded indebtedness, as of the first day of the year following the year in which the controlling board approved the project, to be within five thousand dollars of the required level of indebtedness, or an amount equal to the required percentage of the basic project costs, whichever is greater. All bonds and bond anticipation notes shall be issued in accordance with Chapter 133. of the Revised Code, and notes may be renewed as provided in section 133.22 of the Revised Code.

(B) The transfer of such funds of the school district board available for the project, together with the proceeds of the sale of the bonds or notes, except premium, accrued interest, and interest included in the amount of the issue, to the school district's project construction fund;

(C) For all school districts except joint vocational school districts that receive assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, the following provisions as applicable:

(1) If section 3318.052 of the Revised Code applies, the earmarking of the proceeds of a tax levied under section 5705.21 of the Revised Code for general permanent improvements or under section 5705.218 of the Revised Code for the purpose of permanent improvements, or the proceeds of a school district income tax levied under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code, or the proceeds from a combination of those two taxes, in an amount to pay all or part of the service charges on bonds issued to pay the school district portion of the project and an amount equivalent to all or part of the tax required under division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code;

(2) If section 3318.052 of the Revised Code does not apply, one of the following:

(a) The levy of the tax authorized at the election for the payment of maintenance costs, as specified in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code;

(b) If the school district electors have approved a continuing tax for general permanent improvements under section 5705.21 of the Revised Code and that tax can be used for maintenance, the earmarking of an amount of the proceeds from such tax for maintenance of classroom facilities as specified in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code;

(c) If, in lieu of the tax otherwise required under division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, the commission has approved the transfer of money to the maintenance fund in accordance with section 3318.051 of the Revised Code, a requirement that the district board comply with the provisions of that section. The district board may rescind the provision prescribed under division (C)(2)(c) of this section only so long as the electors of the district have approved, in accordance with section 3318.063 of the Revised Code, the levy of a tax for the maintenance of the classroom facilities acquired under the district's project and that levy continues to be collected as approved by the electors.

(D) For joint vocational school districts that receive assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, provision for deposit of school district moneys dedicated to maintenance of the classroom facilities acquired under those sections as prescribed in section 3318.43 of the Revised Code;

(E) Dedication of any local donated contribution as provided for under section 3318.084 of the Revised Code, including a schedule for depositing such moneys applied as an offset of the district's obligation to levy the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code as required under division (D)(2) of section 3318.084 of the Revised Code;

(F) Ownership of or interest in the project during the period of construction, which shall be divided between the commission and the school district board in proportion to their respective contributions to the school district's project construction fund;

(G) Maintenance of the state's interest in the project until any obligations issued for the project under section 3318.26 of the Revised Code are no longer outstanding;

(H) The insurance of the project by the school district from the time there is an insurable interest therein and so long as the state retains any ownership or interest in the project pursuant to division (F) of this section, in such amounts and against such risks as the commission shall require; provided, that the cost of any required insurance until the project is completed shall be a part of the basic project cost;

(I) The certification by the director of budget and management that funds are available and have been set aside to meet the state's share of the basic project cost as approved by the controlling board pursuant to either section 3318.04 or division (B)(1) of section 3318.41 of the Revised Code;

(J) Authorization of the school district board to advertise for and receive construction bids for the project, for and on behalf of the commission, and to award contracts in the name of the state subject to approval by the commission;

(K) Provisions for the disbursement of moneys from the school district's project account upon issuance by the commission or the commission's designated representative of vouchers for work done to be certified to the commission by the treasurer of the school district board;

(L) Disposal of any balance left in the school district's project construction fund upon completion of the project;

(M) Limitations upon use of the project or any part of it so long as any obligations issued to finance the project under section 3318.26 of the Revised Code are outstanding;

(N) Provision for vesting the state's interest in the project to the school district board when the obligations issued to finance the project under section 3318.26 of the Revised Code are outstanding;

(O) Provision for deposit of an executed copy of the agreement in the office of the commission;

(P) Provision for termination of the contract and release of the funds encumbered at the time of the conditional approval, if the proceeds of the sale of the bonds of the school district board are not paid into the school district's project construction fund and if bids for the construction of the project have not been taken within such period after the execution of the agreement as may be fixed by the commission;

(Q) Provision for the school district to maintain the project in accordance with a plan approved by the commission;

(R) Provision that all state funds reserved and encumbered to pay the state share of the cost of the project and the funds provided by the school district to pay for its share of the project cost, including the respective shares of the cost of a segment if the project is divided into segments, be spent on the construction and acquisition of the project or segment simultaneously in proportion to the state's and the school district's respective shares of that basic project cost as determined under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code or, if the district is a joint vocational school district, under section 3318.42 of the Revised Code. However, if the school district certifies to the commission that expenditure by the school district is necessary to maintain the federal tax status or tax-exempt status of notes or bonds issued by the school district to pay for its share of the project cost or to comply with applicable temporary investment periods or spending exceptions to rebate as provided for under federal law in regard to those notes or bonds, the school district may commit to spend, or spend, a greater portion of the funds it provides during any specific period than would otherwise be required under this division.

(S) A provision stipulating that the commission may prohibit the district from proceeding with any project if the commission determines that the site is not suitable for construction purposes. The commission may perform soil tests in its determination of whether a site is appropriate for construction purposes.

(T) A provision stipulating that, unless otherwise authorized by the commission, any contingency reserve portion of the construction budget prescribed by the commission shall be used only to pay costs resulting from unforeseen job conditions, to comply with rulings regarding building and other codes, to pay costs related to design clarifications or corrections to contract documents, and to pay the costs of settlements or judgments related to the project as provided under section 3318.086 of the Revised Code;

(U) A provision stipulating that for continued release of project funds the school district board shall comply with sections 3313.41 and 3313.411 of the Revised Code throughout the project and shall notify the department of education and the Ohio community school association when the board plans to dispose of facilities by sale under that section;

(V) A provision stipulating that the commission shall not approve a contract for demolition of a facility until the school district board has complied with sections 3313.41 and 3313.411 of the Revised Code relative to that facility, unless demolition of that facility is to clear a site for construction of a replacement facility included in the district's project;

(W) A requirement for the school district to adhere to a facilities maintenance plan approved by the commission.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.08

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

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 03-31-2005; 09-05-2006

3318.081 Supplemental agreement with Ohio school facilities commission.

If the board of education of a school district authorized to impose a tax pursuant to section 3318.06 of the Revised Code determines that taxable value of property subject to the tax has increased to the extent it will not be necessary to impose such tax for twenty-three years in order to generate an amount equal to the amount of the project cost supplied by the state, it may request the county auditor to determine the amount remaining to be paid and the estimated rate of taxation required each year to pay such remainder in equal installments over the maximum number of remaining years the tax may be in effect. The auditor shall make such determination upon request and certify the results thereof to the board of education. Upon receipt of the auditor's determination, the board of education may request the Ohio school facilities commission to enter into a supplemental agreement under which the district may pay the remainder of the amount in annual amounts equal to the quotient obtained by dividing the amount remaining to be paid by the maximum number of remaining years the tax may be in effect. If such an agreement is entered into, the commission shall certify a copy thereof to the county auditor and the tax authorized by section 3318.06 of the Revised Code thereafter shall be levied at the rate required to make the annual payments required by the supplemental agreement rather than the rate required by such section.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.081

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.082 Supplemental agreement for distributing certain tax proceeds.

The board of education of any school district imposing a tax for the purpose of paying the state pursuant to section 3318.06 of the Revised Code prior to the effective date of the amendments to that section by Amended Substitute House Bill No. 748 of the 121st General Assembly, may enter into a supplemental agreement with the Ohio school facilities commission under which the proceeds of such tax shall be distributed in accordance with the requirements of section 3318.06 of the Revised Code, as amended by Amended Substitute House Bill No. 748 of the 121st general assembly.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.082

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.083 Sharing of approved increase in basic project cost.

If, after the Ohio school facilities commission and a school district enter into a written agreement under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code for the construction of a classroom facilities project, the commission approves an increase in the basic project cost above the amount budgeted plus any interest earned and available in the project construction fund, the state and the school district shall share the increased cost in proportion to their respective contributions to the district's project construction fund.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.083

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.084 Applying local donated contribution toward project.

(A) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, a school district board may apply any local donated contribution toward any of the following:

(1) The district's portion of the basic project cost of a project under either sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 or sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code to reduce the amount of bonds the district otherwise must issue in order to receive state assistance under those sections;

(2) If the school district is not a joint vocational school district proceeding under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, an offset of all or part of a district's obligation to levy the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, which shall be applied only in the manner prescribed in division (B) of this section;

(3) If the school district is a joint vocational school district proceeding under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, all or part of the amount the school district is obligated to set aside for maintenance of the classroom facilities acquired under that project pursuant to section 3318.43 of the Revised Code.

(B) No school district board shall apply any local donated contribution under division (A)(2) of this section unless the Ohio school facilities commission first approves that application. Upon the request of the school district board to apply local donated contribution under division (A)(2) of this section, the commission in consultation with the department of taxation shall determine the amount of total revenue that likely would be generated by one-half mill of the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code over the entire twenty-three-year period required under that section and shall deduct from that amount any amount of local donated contribution that the board has committed to apply under division (A)(2) of this section. The commission then shall determine in consultation with the department of taxation the rate of tax over twenty-three years necessary to generate the amount of a one-half mill tax not offset by the local donated contribution. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 3318.06 , 3318.061 , or 3318.361 of the Revised Code, the rate determined by the commission shall be the rate for which the district board shall seek elector approval under those sections to meet its obligation under division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code. In the case of a complete offset of the district's obligation under division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, the district shall not be required to levy the tax otherwise required under that section. At the end of the twenty-three-year period of the tax required under division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, whether or not the tax is actually levied, the commission in consultation of the department of taxation shall recalculate the amount that would have been generated by the tax if it had been levied at one-half mill. If the total amount actually generated over that period from both the tax that was actually levied and any local donated contribution applied under division (A)(2) of this section is less than the amount that would have been raised by a one-half mill tax, the district shall pay any difference. If the total amount actually raised in such manner is greater than the amount that would have been raised by a one-half mill tax the difference shall be zero and no payments shall be made by either the district or the commission.

(C) As used in this section, "local donated contribution" means any of the following:

(1) Any moneys irrevocably donated or granted to a school district board by a source other than the state which the board has the authority to apply to the school district's project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code and which the board has pledged for that purpose by resolution adopted by a majority of its members;

(2) Any irrevocable letter of credit issued on behalf of a school district or any cash a school district has on hand, including any year-end operating fund balances, that can be spent for classroom facilities, either of which the school district board has encumbered for payment of the school district's share of its project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code and either of which has been approved by the commission in consultation with the department of education;

(3) Any moneys spent by a source other than the school district or the state for construction or renovation of specific classroom facilities that have been approved by the commission as part of the basic project cost of the district's project. The school district, the commission, and the entity providing the local donated contribution under division (C)(3) of this section shall enter into an agreement identifying the classroom facilities to be acquired by the expenditures made by that entity. The agreement shall include, but not be limited to, stipulations that require an audit by the commission of such expenditures made on behalf of the district and that specify the maximum amount of credit to be allowed for those expenditures. Upon completion of the construction or renovation, the commission shall determine the actual amount that the commission will credit, at the request of the district board, toward the district's portion of the basic project cost, any project cost overruns, or the basic project cost of future segments if the project has been divided into segments under section 3318.38 of the Revised Code. The actual amount of the credit shall not exceed the lesser of the amount specified in the agreement or the actual cost of the construction or renovation.

(D) No state moneys shall be released for a project to which this section applies until:

(1) Any local donated contribution authorized under division (A)(1) of this section is first deposited into the school district's project construction fund.

(2) The school district board and the commission have included a stipulation in their agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code under which the board will deposit into a fund approved by the commission according to a schedule that does not extend beyond the anticipated completion date of the project the total amount of any local donated contribution authorized under division (A)(2) or (3) of this section and dedicated by the board for that purpose. However, if any local donated contribution as described in division (C)(3) of this section has been approved under this section, the state moneys may be released even if the entity providing that local donated contribution has not spent the moneys so dedicated as long as the agreement required under that section has been executed.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.084

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.085 Agreement by eligible districts for joint issuance of certificates of participation in bond proceeds.

(A) As used in this section, "eligible school district" means a school district that is eligible for state assistance under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, and for which the amount of bond money that will be used to raise the school district's portion of the basic project cost of a classroom facilities project under that chapter is not greater than fifteen million dollars.

(B) Beginning January 1, 2001, solely for the purpose of acquiring classroom facilities under any program authorized in Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, the boards of education of two or more eligible school districts may enter into an agreement with the treasurer of state and a trustee selected by the treasurer of state, which trustee shall be a bank or trust company authorized to exercise corporate trust powers within the state. Under that agreement, the trustee shall purchase bonds that have been approved for issuance by the electors of those school districts to pay the school districts' respective portions of their projects under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, and the trustee shall issue and sell certificates of participation in the principal and interest payments to be paid on those bonds. The liability of any school district under the agreement shall not exceed the amount necessary to pay the principal of and interest on that school district's bonds plus that school district's share of the costs associated with the issuance of the certificates of participation. The aggregate principal amount of any issue of certificates of participation shall not be less than ten million dollars. The agreement and any certificates of participation issued in accordance with the agreement shall hold the state harmless from any liability or obligation incurred by a school district under the agreement or under the school district's bonds. The treasurer of state may appoint or provide for the appointment of trustees, paying agents, registrars, securities depositories, clearing corporations, and transfer agents, and may without need for any other approval retain or contract for the services of underwriters, investment bankers, financial advisers, accounting experts, marketing, remarketing, indexing, and administrative agents, or other consultants and independent contractors, including providers of printing services, as are necessary in the judgment of the treasurer of state to carry out the functions provided for in this section. Financing costs are payable, as may be provided in the proceedings authorizing the certificates of participation, from the proceeds of the obligations, from special funds, or from other participating school district moneys that are available and may lawfully be used for such purpose. Except for agreements entered into in connection with the refunding of bonds and certificates of participation therein, the treasurer of state shall not enter into more than two agreements under this section in any fiscal year.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.085

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.086 Contingency reserve.

The construction budget for any project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 or sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code shall contain a contingency reserve in an amount prescribed by the Ohio school facilities commission, which unless otherwise authorized by the commission, shall be used only to pay costs resulting from unforeseen job conditions, to comply with rulings regarding building and other codes, to pay costs related to design clarifications or corrections to contract documents, and to pay the costs of settlements or judgments related to the project.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.086

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.09 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3318.09

Effective Date: 08-05-1959

3318.091 Issuing bonds - preparing of plans and estimates.

(A) Promptly after the written agreement between the school district board and the Ohio school facilities commission has been entered into, the school district board shall proceed with the issuance of its bonds or notes in anticipation thereof pursuant to the provision of such agreement required by division (A) of section 3318.08 of the Revised Code and the deposit of the proceeds thereof in the school district's project construction fund pursuant to the provision of such agreement required by division (B) of section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, and the school district board, with the approval of the commission shall employ a qualified professional person or firm to prepare preliminary plans, working drawings, specifications, estimates of cost, and such data as the school district board and the commission consider necessary for the project. When the preliminary plans and preliminary estimates of cost have been prepared, and approved by the school district board, they shall be submitted to the commission for approval, modification, or rejection. The commission shall ensure that the plans and materials proposed for use in the project comply with specifications for plans and materials that shall be established by the commission. When such preliminary plans and preliminary estimates of cost and any modifications thereof have been approved by the commission and the school district board, the school district board shall cause such qualified professional person or firm to prepare the working drawings, specifications, and estimates of cost.

(B) Whenever project plans submitted to the commission for approval under division (A) of this section propose to locate a facility on a state route or United States highway or within one mile of a state route or United States highway, the commission shall send a copy of the plans to the director of transportation. The director of transportation shall review the plans to determine the feasibility of the proposed ingress and egress to the facility, the traffic circulation pattern on roadways around the facility, and any improvements that would be necessary to conform the roadways to provisions of the manual adopted by the department of transportation pursuant to section 4511.09 of the Revised Code or state or federal law. The director of transportation shall provide a written summary of the director's findings to the commission in a timely manner. The commission shall consider the findings in deciding whether to approve the plans.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.091

Effective Date: 07-01-1998; 09-29-2005

3318.10 Advertising and awarding of construction bids.

When such working drawings, specifications, and estimates of cost have been approved by the school district board and the Ohio school facilities commission, the treasurer of the school district board shall advertise for construction bids in accordance with section 3313.46 of the Revised Code. Such notices shall state that plans and specifications for the project are on file in the office of the commission and such other place as may be designated in such notice, and the time and place when and where bids therefor will be received.

The form of proposal to be submitted by bidders shall be supplied by the commission. Bidders may be permitted to bid upon all the branches of work and materials to be furnished and supplied, upon any branch thereof, or upon all or any thereof.

When the construction bids for all branches of work and materials have been tabulated, the commission shall cause to be prepared a revised estimate of the basic project cost based upon the lowest responsible bids received. If such revised estimate exceeds the estimated basic project cost as approved by the controlling board pursuant to section 3318.04 or division (B)(1) of section 3318.41 of the Revised Code, no contracts may be entered into pursuant to this section unless such revised estimate is approved by the commission and by the controlling board. When such revised estimate has been prepared, and after such approvals are given, if necessary, and if the school district board has caused to be transferred to the project construction fund the proceeds from the sale of the first or first and final installment of its bonds or bond anticipation notes pursuant to the provision of the written agreement required by division (B) of section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, and when the director of budget and management has certified that there is a balance in the appropriation, not otherwise obligated to pay precedent obligations, pursuant to which the state's share of such revised estimate is required to be paid, the contract for all branches of work and materials to be furnished and supplied, or for any branch thereof as determined by the school district board, shall be awarded by the school district board to the lowest responsible bidder subject to the approval of the commission. Such award shall be made within sixty days after the date on which the bids are opened, and the successful bidder shall enter into a contract within ten days after the successful bidder is notified of the award of the contract.

Subject to the approval of the commission, the school district board may reject all bids and readvertise. Any contract made under this section shall be made in the name of the state and executed on its behalf by the president and treasurer of the school district board.

The provisions of sections 9.312 and 3313.46 of the Revised Code, which are applicable to construction contracts of boards of education, shall apply to construction contracts for the project.

The remedies afforded to any subcontractor, materials supplier, laborer, mechanic, or persons furnishing material or machinery for the project under sections 1311.26 to 1311.32 of the Revised Code, shall apply to contracts entered into under this section and the itemized statement required by section 1311.26 of the Revised Code shall be filed with the school district board.

Notwithstanding any other requirement of this section, a school district, with the approval of the commission, may utilize any otherwise lawful alternative construction delivery method for the construction of the project.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.10

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.11 Amount of state appropriations encumbered for project - project priority for state funds.

For any project undertaken with financial assistance from the state under this chapter, the amount of state appropriations to be encumbered for the project in each fiscal year shall be determined by the Ohio school facilities commission based on the project's estimated construction schedule for that year. In each fiscal year subsequent to the first year in which state appropriations are encumbered for the project, the project has priority for state funds over projects for which initial state funding is sought.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.11

Effective Date: 06-28-2002; 05-06-2005

3318.111 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3318.111

Effective Date: 07-01-1998

3318.112 Standards for solar-ready equipment.

(A) As used in this section, "solar ready" means capable of accommodating the eventual installation of roof top, solar photovoltaic energy equipment.

(B) The Ohio school facilities commission shall adopt rules prescribing standards for solar ready equipment in school buildings under their jurisdiction. The rules shall include, but not be limited to, standards regarding roof space limitations, shading and obstruction, building orientation, roof loading capacity, and electric systems.

(C) A school district may seek, and the commission may grant for good cause shown, a waiver from part or all of the standards prescribed under division (B) of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.112

Effective Date: 2008 SB221 07-31-2008

3318.12 Transfer and disbursement of funds.

(A) The Ohio school facilities commission shall cause to be transferred to the school district's project construction fund the necessary amounts from amounts appropriated by the general assembly and set aside for such purpose, from time to time as may be necessary to pay obligations chargeable to such fund when due. All investment earnings of a school district's project construction fund shall be credited to the fund.

(B)

(1) The treasurer of the school district board shall disburse funds from the school district's project construction fund, including investment earnings credited to the fund, only upon the approval of the commission or the commission's designated representative. The commission or the commission's designated representative shall issue vouchers against such fund, in such amounts, and at such times as required by the contracts for construction of the project.

(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in division (B)(1) of this section, the school district board may, by a duly adopted resolution, choose to use all or part of the investment earnings of the district's project construction fund that are attributable to the district's contribution to the fund to pay the cost of classroom facilities or portions or components of classroom facilities that are not included in the district's basic project cost but that are related to the district's project. If the district board adopts a resolution in favor of using those investment earnings as authorized under division (B)(2) of this section, the treasurer shall disburse the amount as designated and directed by the board. However, if the district board chooses to use any part of the investment earnings for classroom facilities or portions or components of classroom facilities that are not included in the basic project cost, as authorized under division (B)(2) of this section, and, subsequently, the cost of the project exceeds the amount in the project construction fund, the district board shall restore to the project construction fund the full amount of the investment earnings used under division (B)(2) of this section before any additional state moneys shall be released for the project.

(C) After a certificate of completion has been issued for a project under section 3318.48 of the Revised Code:

(1) At the discretion of the school district board, any investment earnings remaining in the project construction fund that are attributable to the school district's contribution to the fund shall be:

(a) Retained in the project construction fund for future projects;

(b) Transferred to the district's maintenance fund required by division (B) of section 3318.05 or section 3318.43 of the Revised Code, and the money so transferred shall be used solely for maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project;

(c) Transferred to the district's permanent improvement fund.

(2) Any investment earnings remaining in the project construction fund that are attributable to the state's contribution to the fund shall be transferred to the commission for expenditure pursuant to sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 or sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code.

(3) Any other surplus remaining in the school district's project construction fund shall be transferred to the commission and the school district board in proportion to their respective contributions to the fund. The commission shall use the money transferred to it under this division for expenditure pursuant to sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 or sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code.

(D) Pursuant to appropriations of the general assembly, any moneys transferred to the commission under division (C)(2) or (3) of this section from a project construction fund for a project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code may be used for future expenditures for projects under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, notwithstanding the two per cent annual limit specified in division (B) of section 3318.40 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.12

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 03-14-2003; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007

3318.121 Transfer of earnings from Big-8 project fund to special fund.

As used in this section, "big-eight school district" has the same meaning as in section 3314.02 of the Revised Code. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in section 3318.12 or Chapter 5705. of the Revised Code, a big-eight school district receiving assistance for a project under this chapter, that has opted with the approval of the Ohio school facilities commission to divide the project into discrete segments to be completed sequentially, or otherwise, may, with the approval of the commission or the commission's designated representative, and pursuant to a resolution adopted by the school district board, transfer to a special construction fund investment earnings credited to the project construction fund that are attributable to the district's contribution to that fund, if the school district board and the commission, or its designated representative, determine that the unspent amount of the district's contribution to the project construction fund, including any investment earnings on that contribution that are not to be transferred to the special construction fund, together with the principal amount of any additional securities authorized by the voters of the district to be issued to pay the local share of the basic project cost of the entire project that have not yet been issued by the district, are projected at the time of the transfer to be not less than one hundred ten per cent of the amount required to provide for the entire remaining local share of the basic project cost because of reductions in the scope and estimated cost of the project that have been incorporated in the district's approved master facilities plan. The money in that special construction fund, including investment earnings attributable to money in that fund, shall be used by the district solely to pay costs of classroom facilities (A) in later segments of the project that are consistent with the specifications for plans and materials for classroom facilities adopted by the commission and those specifications used by the district for classroom facilities included in one or more prior segments, but which would cause the cost of the facilities in one or more later segments to be in excess of the approved budgeted basic project cost for the segment to be shared by the state and the district in proportion to the state's and the school district's respective shares of the basic project cost as determined under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code, or (B) that were included in the master facilities plan prior to the reduction in scope. All investment earnings on a district's special construction fund shall be credited to the fund. After the entire project has been completed, any investment earnings remaining in the special construction fund shall be transferred to the district's maintenance fund required by division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, and used solely for maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.121

Effective Date: 09-05-2006

3318.13 Including balance due in district tax budget.

Notwithstanding any provision of sections 5705.27 to 5705.50 of the Revised Code, the tax to be levied on all taxable property within a school district for the purpose of paying the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project under the agreement provided in section 3318.08 of the Revised Code or the supplemental agreement provided in section 3318.081 of the Revised Code shall be included in the budget of the school district for each year upon the certification to the county budget commission or commissions of the county or counties in which said school district is located, by the Ohio school facilities commission of the balance due the state under said agreement or supplemental agreement. Such certification shall be made on or before the fifteenth day of July in each year. Thereafter, the respective county budget commissions shall treat such certification as an additional item on the tax budget for the school district as to which such certification has been made and shall provide for the levy therefor in the manner provided in sections 5705.27 to 5705.50 of the Revised Code for tax levies included directly in the budgets of the subdivisions. The levy of taxes shall be included in the next annual tax budget that is certified to the county budget commission after the execution of the agreement for the project.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.13

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.14 County treasurer to pay proceeds of tax levy.

Notwithstanding the provision of section 321.31 of the Revised Code, immediately after each settlement with the county auditor, on presentation of the warrant of the county auditor therefor, the county treasurer shall pay to the school district the proceeds of the tax levy provided in section 3318.13 of the Revised Code to be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.14

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.15 Public school building fund.

There is hereby created the public school building fund within the state treasury consisting of any moneys transferred or appropriated to the fund by the general assembly, moneys paid into or transferred in accordance with section 3318.47 of the Revised Code, and any grants, gifts, or contributions received by the Ohio school facilities commission to be used for the purposes of the fund. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys transferred or appropriated to the fund by the general assembly and moneys in the fund from grants, gifts, and contributions shall be used for the purposes of Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code as prescribed by the general assembly.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.15

Effective Date: 03-14-2003; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.16 Commission has interest in real property purchased with school district's project construction fund.

The Ohio school facilities commission shall have an interest in real property purchased with moneys in the school district's project construction fund. Once obligations issued to finance a project under section 3318.26 of the Revised Code are no longer outstanding, any interest held by the commission shall be transferred to the school district.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.16

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.17 Rate and maximum period of tax levies.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, when a school district receives classroom assistance from the state from time to time under the procedure set forth in sections 3318.01 to 3318.12 of the Revised Code, the levy of taxes required by sections 3318.13 and 3318.14 of the Revised Code shall be at the rate of one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation and shall be for a maximum period of twenty-three years after the last purchase, except that in those years in which a supplemental agreement authorized by section 3318.081 of the Revised Code is in effect, the rate shall be as prescribed for such section for the period during which such agreement is in effect. Where a school district has purchased classroom facilities from the state on which any portion of the purchase price remains unpaid and it desires to purchase additional classroom facilities, the notice of election and form of ballot set forth in section 3318.06 of the Revised Code shall provide that the levy is an extension of an existing levy for a maximum period of twenty-three years. Where there has been more than one purchase of classroom facilities from the state, any proceeds of the tax to be used to pay the purchase price of such facilities shall be applied to the unpaid purchase price of the projects in the order in which they were purchased.

(B) When a school district levies a tax under sections 3318.13 and 3318.14 of the Revised Code after the effective date of this amendment, the levy shall:

(1) Be an additional levy of one-half mill for each dollar of valuation;

(2) Continue for the lesser of the number of years required to generate revenue equal to the amount of money supplied by the state for a classroom facilities project or twenty-three years;

(3) Not reduce the number of years remaining on any other levy passed under sections 3318.13 and 3318.14 of the Revised Code prior to or after the effective date of this amendment. The notice of election and form of the ballot required by section 3318.06 of the Revised Code shall provide that a levy under this division is an additional levy for the specified classroom facilities project.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.17

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.18 Statewide average valuation per pupil - half-mill equalization fund.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Valuation" of a school district means the sum of the amounts described in divisions (A)(1) and (2) of section 3317.021 of the Revised Code as most recently certified for the district before the annual computation is made under division (B) of this section.

(2) "Valuation per pupil" of a school district means the district's valuation divided by the district's formula ADM as most recently calculated under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code before the annual computation is made under division (B) of this section.

(3) "Statewide average valuation per pupil" means the total of the valuations of all school districts divided by the total of the formula ADMs of all school districts as most recently calculated under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code before the annual computation is made under division (C) of this section.

(4) "Maintenance levy requirement" means the tax required to be levied pursuant to division (C)(2)(a) of section 3318.08 and division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code or the application of proceeds of another levy to paying the costs of maintaining classroom facilities pursuant to division (A)(2) of section 3318.052, division (C)(1) or (C)(2)(b) of section 3318.08, or division (D)(2) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code, or a combination thereof.

(5) "Project agreement" means an agreement between a school district and the Ohio school facilities commission under section 3318.08 or division (B)(1) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code.

(B) On or before July 1, 2006, the department of education shall compute the statewide average valuation per pupil and the valuation per pupil of each school district, and provide them to the Ohio school facilities commission. On or before the first day of July each year beginning in 2007, the department of education shall compute the statewide average valuation per pupil and the valuation per pupil of each school district that has not already entered into a project agreement, and provide the results of those computations to the commission.

(C)

(1) At the time the Ohio school facilities commission enters into a project agreement with a school district, the commission shall compute the difference between the district's valuation per pupil and the statewide average valuation per pupil as most recently provided to the commission under division (B) of this section. If the school district's valuation per pupil is less than the average statewide valuation per pupil, the commission shall multiply the difference between those amounts by one-half mill times the formula ADM of the district as most recently reported to the department of education for October under division (A) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code. The commission shall certify the resulting product to the department of education, along with the date on which the maintenance levy requirement terminates as provided in the project agreement between the school district board and the commission.

(2) In the case of a school district that entered into a project agreement after July 1, 1997, but before July 1, 2006, the commission shall make the computation described in division (C)(1) of this section on the basis of the district's valuation per pupil and the statewide average valuation per pupil computed as of September 1, 2006, and the district's formula ADM reported for October 2005.

(3) The amount computed for a school district under division (C)(1) or (2) of this section shall not change for the period during which payments are made to the district under division (D) of this section.

(4) A computation need not be made under division (C)(1) or (2) of this section for a school district that certified a resolution to the commission under division (D)(3) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code until the district becomes eligible for state assistance as provided in that division.

(D) In the fourth quarter of each fiscal year, for each school district for which a computation has been made under division (C) of this section, the department of education shall pay the amount computed to each such school district. Payments shall be made to a school district each year until and including the tax year in which the district's maintenance levy requirement terminates. Payments shall be paid from the half-mill equalization fund, subject to appropriation by the general assembly. However, the department shall make no payments under this section to any district that elects the procedure authorized by section 3318.051 of the Revised Code.

(E) Payments made to a school district under this section shall be credited to the district's classroom facilities maintenance fund and shall be used only for the purpose of maintaining facilities constructed or renovated under the project agreement.

(F) There is hereby created in the state treasury the half-mill equalization fund. The fund shall receive transfers pursuant to section 5727.85 of the Revised Code. The fund shall be used first to make annual payments under division (D) of this section. If a balance remains in the fund after such payments are made in full for a year, the Ohio school facilities commission may request the controlling board to transfer a reasonable amount from such remaining balance to the public school building fund created under section 3318.15 of the Revised Code for the purposes of this chapter.

All investment earnings arising from investment of money in the half-mill equalization fund shall be credited to the fund.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.18

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

Effective Date: 09-29-2005; 09-05-2006

3318.19 Commission to make biennial reports to general assembly.

A complete detailed report of the expenditure of funds pursuant to sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 and sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code shall be made by the Ohio school facilities commission biennially to the general assembly. The report shall contain a detailed statement of classroom facilities acquired in whole or in part by the state and sold to school districts and such other information as will advise the general assembly of the nature and progress of this program.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.19

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.20 Constitutionality.

No holding that sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code or any provision thereof are unconstitutional in their application to any school district or contract shall affect any other school district or contract made under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20, inclusive, of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.20

Effective Date: 06-22-1957

3318.21 Educational revitalization of certain districts definitions.

As used in sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Allowable costs" means all or part of the costs of a permanent improvement that may be financed with, and paid from the proceeds of, securities issued pursuant to section 133.15 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Bond proceedings" means the resolution, order, trust agreement, indenture, loan agreement, lease agreement, and other agreements, amendments and supplements to the foregoing, or any one or more or combination thereof, authorizing or providing for the terms and conditions applicable to, or providing for the security or liquidity of, obligations issued pursuant to section 3318.26 of the Revised Code, and the provisions contained in the obligations.

(C) "Bond service charges" means principal, including mandatory sinking fund requirements for retirement of obligations, and interest, and redemption premium, if any, required to be paid by the state on obligations, and, if provided in the applicable bond proceedings, may include any corresponding lease or sublease payments to be made with respect thereto to the issuing authority by the state or any agency of state government.

(D) "Bond service fund" means the applicable fund and accounts therein created for and pledged to the payment of bond service charges, which may be, or may be part of, either the school building program bond service fund created by division (Q) of section 3318.26 of the Revised Code, including all moneys and investments, and earnings from investments, credited and to be credited thereto.

(E) "Issuing authority" means the treasurer of state, or the officer who by law performs the functions of such officer.

(F) "Obligations" means bonds, notes, or other evidence of obligation including interest coupons pertaining thereto, issued pursuant to section 3318.26 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Permanent improvement" or "improvement" means a permanent improvement or improvement as defined under division (CC) of section 133.01 of the Revised Code to be used for housing agencies of state government, including classroom facilities as defined in division (B) of section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Pledged receipts," in the case of obligations issued to provide moneys for the school building program assistance fund created in section 3318.25 of the Revised Code, means any or all of the following:

(1) Moneys in the lottery profits education fund created in section 3770.06 of the Revised Code appropriated by the general assembly and pledged for the purpose of paying bond service charges on one or more issuances of such obligations;

(2) Accrued interest received from the sale of obligations;

(3) Income from the investment of the special funds;

(4) Any gifts, grants, donations, and pledges, and receipts therefrom, available for the payment of bond service charges.

(I) "School district" means a school district as defined under division (D) of section 3318.01 of the Revised Code, acting as an agency of state government, performing essential governmental functions of state government pursuant to sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Securities" means securities as defined under division (KK) in section 133.01 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Special funds" or "funds" means, except where the context does not permit, the bond service fund, and any other funds, including reserve funds, created under the bond proceedings, and the school building program bond service fund created by division (Q) of section 3318.26 of the Revised Code to the extent provided in the bond proceedings, including all moneys and investments, and earnings from investment, credited and to be credited thereto.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.21

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.22 Authorization to provide assistance and contribute to educational revitalization of certain districts.

(A) The general assembly finds that many school districts are prevented by their size, tax base, or other conditions from performing their essential functions as agencies of state government to provide adequate classroom facilities and issuing securities under Chapter 133. of the Revised Code at favorable interest rates or charges. Accordingly, the Ohio school facilities commission is invested with the powers and duties provided in sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code in order to provide deserved assistance and materially contribute to the educational revitalization of such school districts and result in improving the education and welfare of all the people of the state.

(B) Sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code do not authorize the commission or the issuing authority to incur bonded indebtedness of the state or any political subdivision of the state, or to obligate or pledge moneys raised by taxation for the payment of any bonds or notes issued pursuant to sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.22

Effective Date: 05-20-1997

3318.23, 3318.24 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3318.23, 3318.24

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.25 School building program assistance fund.

There is hereby created in the state treasury the school building program assistance fund. The fund shall consist of the proceeds of obligations issued for the purposes of such fund pursuant to section 3318.26 of the Revised Code that are payable from moneys in the lottery profits education fund created in section 3770.06 of the Revised Code or pursuant to section 151.03 of the Revised Code. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund shall be used as directed by the Ohio school facilities commission for the cost to the state of constructing classroom facilities under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code as prescribed by the general assembly.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.25

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.26 Issuing obligations of state.

(A) The provisions of this section apply only to obligations issued by the issuing authority prior to December 1, 1999.

(B) Subject to the limitations provided in section 3318.29 of the Revised Code, the issuing authority, upon the certification by the Ohio school facilities commission to the issuing authority of the amount of moneys or additional moneys needed in the school building program assistance fund for the purposes of sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 and sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, or needed for capitalized interest, for funding reserves, and for paying costs and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance, carrying, securing, paying, redeeming, or retirement of the obligations or any obligations refunded thereby, including payment of costs and expenses relating to letters of credit, lines of credit, insurance, put agreements, standby purchase agreements, indexing, marketing, remarketing and administrative arrangements, interest swap or hedging agreements, and any other credit enhancement, liquidity, remarketing, renewal, or refunding arrangements, all of which are authorized by this section, shall issue obligations of the state under this section in the required amount. The proceeds of such obligations, except for obligations issued to provide moneys for the school building program assistance fund shall be deposited by the treasurer of state in special funds, including reserve funds, as provided in the bond proceedings. The issuing authority may appoint trustees, paying agents, and transfer agents and may retain the services of financial advisors and accounting experts and retain or contract for the services of marketing, remarketing, indexing, and administrative agents, other consultants, and independent contractors, including printing services, as are necessary in the issuing authority's judgment to carry out this section. The costs of such services are payable from the school building program assistance fund or any special fund determined by the issuing authority.

(C) The holders or owners of such obligations shall have no right to have moneys raised by taxation obligated or pledged, and moneys raised by taxation shall not be obligated or pledged, for the payment of bond service charges. Such holders or owners shall have no rights to payment of bond service charges from any money or property received by the commission, treasurer of state, or the state, or from any other use of the proceeds of the sale of the obligations, and no such moneys may be used for the payment of bond service charges, except for accrued interest, capitalized interest, and reserves funded from proceeds received upon the sale of the obligations and except as otherwise expressly provided in the applicable bond proceedings pursuant to written directions by the treasurer of state. The right of such holders and owners to payment of bond service charges shall be limited to all or that portion of the pledged receipts and those special funds pledged thereto pursuant to the bond proceedings in accordance with this section, and each such obligation shall bear on its face a statement to that effect.

(D) Obligations shall be authorized by resolution or order of the issuing authority and the bond proceedings shall provide for the purpose thereof and the principal amount or amounts, and shall provide for or authorize the manner or agency for determining the principal maturity or maturities, not exceeding the limits specified in section 3318.29 of the Revised Code, the interest rate or rates or the maximum interest rate, the date of the obligations and the dates of payment of interest thereon, their denomination, and the establishment within or without the state of a place or places of payment of bond service charges. Sections 9.98 to 9.983 of the Revised Code are applicable to obligations issued under this section, subject to any applicable limitation under section 3318.29 of the Revised Code. The purpose of such obligations may be stated in the bond proceedings in terms describing the general purpose or purposes to be served. The bond proceedings shall also provide, subject to the provisions of any other applicable bond proceedings, for the pledge of all, or such part as the issuing authority may determine, of the pledged receipts and the applicable special fund or funds to the payment of bond service charges, which pledges may be made either prior or subordinate to other expenses, claims, or payments, and may be made to secure the obligations on a parity with obligations theretofore or thereafter issued, if and to the extent provided in the bond proceedings. The pledged receipts and special funds so pledged and thereafter received by the state are immediately subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any such pledges is valid and binding against all parties having claims of any kind against the state or any governmental agency of the state, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof, and shall create a perfected security interest for all purposes of Chapter 1309. of the Revised Code, without the necessity for separation or delivery of funds or for the filing or recording of the bond proceedings by which such pledge is created or any certificate, statement or other document with respect thereto; and the pledge of such pledged receipts and special funds is effective and the money therefrom and thereof may be applied to the purposes for which pledged without necessity for any act of appropriation, except as required by section 3770.06 of the Revised Code. Every pledge, and every covenant and agreement made with respect thereto, made in the bond proceedings may therein be extended to the benefit of the owners and holders of obligations authorized by this section, and to any trustee therefor, for the further security of the payment of the bond service charges.

(E) The bond proceedings may contain additional provisions as to:

(1) The redemption of obligations prior to maturity at the option of the issuing authority at such price or prices and under such terms and conditions as are provided in the bond proceedings;

(2) Other terms of the obligations;

(3) Limitations on the issuance of additional obligations;

(4) The terms of any trust agreement or indenture securing the obligations or under which the same may be issued;

(5) The deposit, investment and application of special funds, and the safeguarding of moneys on hand or on deposit, without regard to Chapter 131., 133., or 135. of the Revised Code, but subject to any special provisions of sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code, with respect to particular funds or moneys, provided that any bank or trust company that acts as depository of any moneys in the special funds may furnish such indemnifying bonds or may pledge such securities as required by the issuing authority;

(6) Any or every provision of the bond proceedings being binding upon such officer, board, commission, authority, agency, department, or other person or body as may from time to time have the authority under law to take such actions as may be necessary to perform all or any part of the duty required by such provision;

(7) Any provision that may be made in a trust agreement or indenture;

(8) The lease or sublease of any interest of the school district or the state in one or more projects as defined in division (C) of section 3318.01 of the Revised Code, or in one or more permanent improvements, to or from the issuing authority, as provided in one or more lease or sublease agreements between the school or the state and the issuing authority;

(9) Any other or additional agreements with the holders of the obligations, or the trustee therefor, relating to the obligations or the security therefor.

(F) The obligations may have the great seal of the state or a facsimile thereof affixed thereto or printed thereon. The obligations and any coupons pertaining to obligations shall be signed or bear the facsimile signature of the issuing authority. Any obligations or coupons may be executed by the person who, on the date of execution, is the proper issuing authority although on the date of such bonds or coupons such person was not the issuing authority. In case the issuing authority whose signature or a facsimile of whose signature appears on any such obligation or coupon ceases to be the issuing authority before delivery thereof, such signature or facsimile is nevertheless valid and sufficient for all purposes as if the issuing authority had remained the issuing authority until such delivery; and in case the seal to be affixed to obligations has been changed after a facsimile of the seal has been imprinted on such obligations, such facsimile seal shall continue to be sufficient as to such obligations and obligations issued in substitution or exchange therefor.

(G) All obligations are negotiable instruments and securities under Chapter 1308. of the Revised Code, subject to the provisions of the bond proceedings as to registration. The obligations may be issued in coupon or in registered form, or both, as the issuing authority determines. Provision may be made for the registration of any obligations with coupons attached thereto as to principal alone or as to both principal and interest, their exchange for obligations so registered, and for the conversion or reconversion into obligations with coupons attached thereto of any obligations registered as to both principal and interest, and for reasonable charges for such registration, exchange, conversion, and reconversion.

(H) Obligations may be sold at public sale or at private sale, as determined in the bond proceedings.

(I) Pending preparation of definitive obligations, the issuing authority may issue interim receipts or certificates which shall be exchanged for such definitive obligations.

(J) In the discretion of the issuing authority, obligations may be secured additionally by a trust agreement or indenture between the issuing authority and a corporate trustee which may be any trust company or bank having a place of business within the state. Any such agreement or indenture may contain the resolution or order authorizing the issuance of the obligations, any provisions that may be contained in any bond proceedings, and other provisions that are customary or appropriate in an agreement or indenture of such type, including, but not limited to:

(1) Maintenance of each pledge, trust agreement, indenture, or other instrument comprising part of the bond proceedings until the state has fully paid the bond service charges on the obligations secured thereby, or provision therefor has been made;

(2) In the event of default in any payments required to be made by the bond proceedings, or any other agreement of the issuing authority made as a part of the contract under which the obligations were issued, enforcement of such payments or agreement by mandamus, the appointment of a receiver, suit in equity, action at law, or any combination of the foregoing;

(3) The rights and remedies of the holders of obligations and of the trustee, and provisions for protecting and enforcing them, including limitations on rights of individual holders of obligations;

(4) The replacement of any obligations that become mutilated or are destroyed, lost, or stolen;

(5) Such other provisions as the trustee and the issuing authority agree upon, including limitations, conditions, or qualifications relating to any of the foregoing.

(K) Any holder of obligations or a trustee under the bond proceedings, except to the extent that the holder's or trustee's rights are restricted by the bond proceedings, may by any suitable form of legal proceedings, protect and enforce any rights under the laws of this state or granted by such bond proceedings. Such rights include the right to compel the performance of all duties of the issuing authority, the commission, or the director of budget and management required by sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code or the bond proceedings; to enjoin unlawful activities; and in the event of default with respect to the payment of any bond service charges on any obligations or in the performance of any covenant or agreement on the part of the issuing authority, the commission, or the director of budget and management in the bond proceedings, to apply to a court having jurisdiction of the cause to appoint a receiver to receive and administer the pledged receipts and special funds, other than those in the custody of the treasurer of state or the commission, which are pledged to the payment of the bond service charges on such obligations or which are the subject of the covenant or agreement, with full power to pay, and to provide for payment of bond service charges on, such obligations, and with such powers, subject to the direction of the court, as are accorded receivers in general equity cases, excluding any power to pledge additional revenues or receipts or other income or moneys of the issuing authority or the state or governmental agencies of the state to the payment of such principal and interest and excluding the power to take possession of, mortgage, or cause the sale or otherwise dispose of any permanent improvement. Each duty of the issuing authority and the issuing authority's officers and employees, and of each governmental agency and its officers, members, or employees, undertaken pursuant to the bond proceedings or any agreement or loan made under authority of sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code, and in every agreement by or with the issuing authority, is hereby established as a duty of the issuing authority, and of each such officer, member, or employee having authority to perform such duty, specifically enjoined by the law resulting from an office, trust, or station within the meaning of section 2731.01 of the Revised Code. The person who is at the time the issuing authority, or the issuing authority's officers or employees, are not liable in their personal capacities on any obligations issued by the issuing authority or any agreements of or with the issuing authority.

(L) Obligations issued under this section are lawful investments for banks, societies for savings, savings and loan associations, deposit guarantee associations, trust companies, trustees, fiduciaries, insurance companies, including domestic for life and domestic not for life, trustees or other officers having charge of sinking and bond retirement or other special funds of political subdivisions and taxing districts of this state, the commissioners of the sinking fund of the state, the administrator of workers' compensation, the state teachers retirement system, the public employees retirement system, the school employees retirement system, and the Ohio police and fire pension fund, notwithstanding any other provisions of the Revised Code or rules adopted pursuant thereto by any governmental agency of the state with respect to investments by them, and also are acceptable as security for the deposit of public moneys.

(M) Unless otherwise provided in any applicable bond proceedings, moneys to the credit of or in the special funds established by or pursuant to this section may be invested by or on behalf of the issuing authority only in notes, bonds, or other obligations of the United States, or of any agency or instrumentality of the United States, obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States, obligations of this state or any political subdivision of this state, and certificates of deposit of any national bank located in this state and any bank, as defined in section 1101.01 of the Revised Code, subject to inspection by the superintendent of financial institutions. If the law or the instrument creating a trust pursuant to division (J) of this section expressly permits investment in direct obligations of the United States or an agency of the United States, unless expressly prohibited by the instrument, such moneys also may be invested in no front end load money market mutual funds consisting exclusively of obligations of the United States or an agency of the United States and in repurchase agreements, including those issued by the fiduciary itself, secured by obligations of the United States or an agency of the United States; and in collective investment funds established in accordance with section 1111.14 of the Revised Code and consisting exclusively of any such securities, notwithstanding division (B)(1)(c) of that section. The income from such investments shall be credited to such funds as the issuing authority determines, and such investments may be sold at such times as the issuing authority determines or authorizes.

(N) Provision may be made in the applicable bond proceedings for the establishment of separate accounts in the bond service fund and for the application of such accounts only to the specified bond service charges on obligations pertinent to such accounts and bond service fund and for other accounts therein within the general purposes of such fund. Unless otherwise provided in any applicable bond proceedings, moneys to the credit of or in the several special funds established pursuant to this section shall be disbursed on the order of the treasurer of state, provided that no such order is required for the payment from the bond service fund when due of bond service charges on obligations.

(O) The issuing authority may pledge all, or such portion as the issuing authority determines, of the pledged receipts to the payment of bond service charges on obligations issued under this section, and for the establishment and maintenance of any reserves, as provided in the bond proceedings, and make other provisions therein with respect to pledged receipts as authorized by this chapter, which provisions shall be controlling notwithstanding any other provisions of law pertaining thereto.

(P) The issuing authority may covenant in the bond proceedings, and any such covenants shall be controlling notwithstanding any other provision of law, that the state and applicable officers and governmental agencies of the state, including the general assembly, so long as any obligations are outstanding, shall:

(1) Maintain statutory authority for and cause to be operated the state lottery, including the transfers to and from the lottery profits education fund created in section 3770.06 of the Revised Code so that the pledged receipts shall be sufficient in amount to meet bond service charges, and the establishment and maintenance of any reserves and other requirements provided for in the bond proceedings;

(2) Take or permit no action, by statute or otherwise, that would impair the exclusion from gross income for federal income tax purposes of the interest on any obligations designated by the bond proceeding as tax-exempt obligations.

(Q) There is hereby created the school building program bond service fund, which shall be in the custody of the treasurer of state but shall be separate and apart from and not a part of the state treasury. All moneys received by or on account of the issuing authority or state agencies and required by the applicable bond proceedings, consistent with this section, to be deposited, transferred, or credited to the school building program bond service fund, and all other moneys transferred or allocated to or received for the purposes of the fund, shall be deposited and credited to such fund and to any separate accounts therein, subject to applicable provisions of the bond proceedings, but without necessity for any act of appropriation, except as required by section 3770.06 of the Revised Code. During the period beginning with the date of the first issuance of obligations and continuing during such time as any such obligations are outstanding, and so long as moneys in the school building program bond service fund are insufficient to pay all bond service charges on such obligations becoming due in each year, a sufficient amount of the moneys from the lottery profits education fund included in pledged receipts, subject to appropriation for such purpose as provided in section 3770.06 of the Revised Code, are committed and shall be paid to the school building program bond service fund in each year for the purpose of paying the bond service charges becoming due in that year. The school building program bond service fund is a trust fund and is hereby pledged to the payment of bond service charges solely on obligations issued to provide moneys for the school building program assistance fund to the extent provided in the applicable bond proceedings, and payment thereof from such fund shall be made or provided for by the treasurer of state in accordance with such bond proceedings without necessity for any act of appropriation except as required by section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(R) The obligations, the transfer thereof, and the income therefrom, including any profit made on the sale thereof, at all times shall be free from taxation within the state.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.26

Effective Date: 03-14-2003; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.27 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3318.27

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.28 Alternative, supplemental provisions.

The authority provided by sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code is in addition to and provides alternative methods for any other authority provided by law for the same or similar purposes, and are supplemental to and not in derogation of any powers of any governmental agency otherwise conferred including those conferred in Chapter 133. of the Revised Code. In case any provision of sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code, including any condition or prerequisite to any action or determination, or in case any covenant, stipulation, obligation, resolution, trust agreement, indenture, loan agreement, lease agreement, agreement, act, or action, or part thereof, made, assumed, entered into, or taken under those sections, or any application thereof, is for any reason held to be illegal or invalid, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remainder thereof or any other provision of sections 3318.21 to 3318.29 of the Revised Code, including any condition or prerequisite to any action or determination, or any other covenant, stipulation, obligation, resolution, trust agreement, indenture, loan agreement, lease agreement, agreement, act, or action, or part thereof, made, assumed, entered into, or taken under such chapter, which shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid portion were not contained therein, nor shall such illegality or invalidity or any application thereof affect any legal and valid application thereof, and each such section, provision, covenant, stipulation, obligation, resolution, trust agreement, indenture, loan agreement, lease agreement, agreement, act, or action, or part thereof, shall be deemed to be effective, operative, made, entered into or taken in the manner and to the full extent permitted by law.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.28

Effective Date: 06-09-1994

3318.29 Maximum maturity and terms of obligations.

The maximum maturity of any obligations issued pursuant to section 3318.26 of the Revised Code to provide moneys for the school building program assistance fund shall be ten years. The terms of the obligations shall be such that in any fiscal year the aggregate amount of moneys from the lottery profits education fund, and not from other sources, that are pledged to pay bond service charges on obligations issued to provide moneys for the school building program assistance fund shall not exceed ten million dollars. As used in this section, "other sources" includes the annual investment income on special funds to the extent the income will be available for payment of any bond service charges in lieu of use of moneys from the lottery profits education fund. The annual investment income shall be estimated on the basis of the expected funding of those special funds and assumed investment earnings thereon at a rate equal to the weighted average yield on investments of those special funds determined as of any date within sixty days immediately preceding the date of issuance of the bonds in respect of which the determination is being made. The determinations required by this section shall be made by the treasurer of state at the time of issuance of an issue of obligations and shall be conclusive for purposes of such issuance of obligations from and after their issuance and delivery.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.29

Effective Date: 09-28-1999

3318.30 Ohio school facilities commission.

(A) There is hereby created the Ohio school facilities commission as an independent agency of the state within the Ohio facilities construction commission, which is created under section 123.20 of the Revised Code. The Ohio school facilities commission shall administer the provision of financial assistance to school districts for the acquisition or construction of classroom facilities in accordance with sections 3318.01 to 3318.33 of the Revised Code.

The Ohio school facilities commission is a body corporate and politic, an agency of state government and an instrumentality of the state, performing essential governmental functions of this state. The carrying out of the purposes and the exercise by the Ohio school facilities commission of its powers conferred by sections 3318.01 to 3318.33 of the Revised Code are essential public functions and public purposes of the state. The Ohio school facilities commission may, in its own name, sue and be sued, enter into contracts, and perform all the powers and duties given to it by sections 3318.01 to 3318.33 of the Revised Code, but it does not have and shall not exercise the power of eminent domain. In its discretion and as it determines appropriate, the Ohio school facilities commission may delegate to any of its members, executive director, or other employees any of the Ohio school facilities commission's powers and duties to carry out its functions.

(B) The Ohio school facilities commission shall consist of seven members, three of whom are voting members. The voting members of the Ohio school facilities commission shall be the director of the office of budget and management, the director of administrative services, and the superintendent of public instruction, or their designees. Of the nonvoting members, two shall be members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate, and two shall be members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house. Each of the appointees of the president, and each of the appointees of the speaker, shall be members of different political parties.

Nonvoting members shall serve as members of the Ohio school facilities commission during the legislative biennium for which they are appointed, except that any such member who ceases to be a member of the legislative house from which the member was appointed shall cease to be a member of the Ohio school facilities commission. Each nonvoting member shall be appointed within thirty-one days of the end of the term of that member's predecessor. Such members may be reappointed. Vacancies of nonvoting members shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments.

Members of the Ohio school facilities commission shall serve without compensation.

After the initial nonvoting members of the Ohio school facilities commission have been appointed, the Ohio school facilities commission shall meet and organize by electing voting members as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Ohio school facilities commission, who shall hold their offices until the next organizational meeting of the Ohio school facilities commission. Organizational meetings of the Ohio school facilities commission shall be held at the first meeting of each calendar year. At each organizational meeting, the Ohio school facilities commission shall elect from among its voting members a chairperson and vice-chairperson, who shall serve until the next annual organizational meeting. The Ohio school facilities commission shall adopt rules pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code for the conduct of its internal business and shall keep a journal of its proceedings. Including the organizational meeting, the Ohio school facilities commission shall meet at least once each calendar quarter.

Two voting members of the Ohio school facilities commission constitute a quorum, and the affirmative vote of two members is necessary for approval of any action taken by the Ohio school facilities commission. A vacancy in the membership of the Ohio school facilities commission does not impair a quorum from exercising all the rights and performing all the duties of the Ohio school facilities commission. Meetings of the Ohio school facilities commission may be held anywhere in the state and shall be held in compliance with section 121.22 of the Revised Code.

(C) The Ohio school facilities commission shall file an annual report of its activities and finances with the governor, speaker of the house of representatives, president of the senate, and chairpersons of the house and senate finance committees.

(D) The Ohio school facilities commission shall be exempt from the requirements of sections 101.82 to 101.87 of the Revised Code.

(E) The Ohio school facilities commission may share employees and facilities with the Ohio facilities construction commission.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.30

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003

3318.31 Powers and duties of commission.

(A) The Ohio school facilities commission may perform any act and ensure the performance of any function necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of, and exercise the powers granted under, Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, including any of the following:

(1) Adopt, amend, and rescind, pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code, rules for the administration of programs authorized under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code.

(2) Contract with, retain the services of, or designate, and fix the compensation of, such agents, accountants, consultants, advisers, and other independent contractors as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the programs authorized under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, or authorize the executive director to perform such powers and duties.

(3) Receive and accept any gifts, grants, donations, and pledges, and receipts therefrom, to be used for the programs authorized under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code.

(4) Make and enter into all contracts, commitments, and agreements, and execute all instruments, necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its rights and powers under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, or authorize the executive director or the Ohio facilities construction commission to perform such powers and duties.

(5) Request the Ohio facilities construction commission to debar a contractor as provided in section 153.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) The executive director of the Ohio facilities construction commission, as appointed under division (B) of section 123.21 of the Revised Code, shall also serve as the executive director for the Ohio school facilities commission. The executive director shall exercise all powers that the Ohio school facilities commission possesses, supervise the operations of the Ohio school facilities commission and perform such other duties as delegated by the Ohio school facilities commission. The executive director also shall employ and fix the compensation of such employees as will facilitate the activities and purposes of the Ohio school facilities commission, who shall serve at the pleasure of the executive director. The employees of the Ohio school facilities commission shall be exempt from Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code and shall not be public employees as defined in section 4117.01 of the Revised Code. Any agreement entered into prior to July 1, 2012, between the office of collective bargaining and the exclusive representative for employees of the commission is binding and shall continue to have effect.

(C) The attorney general shall serve as the legal representative for the Ohio school facilities commission and may appoint other counsel as necessary for that purpose in accordance with section 109.07 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.31

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

Amended by 129th General Assembly File No. 127, HB 487 (Vetoed Provisions),§ 101.01 , eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 06-29-2005

3318.311 Design specifications classroom facilities for joint vocational education programs.

Not later than six months after September 14, 2000, the Ohio school facilities commission shall establish design specifications for classroom facilities that are appropriate for joint vocational education programs. The specifications shall provide standards for appropriate pupil instruction space but shall not include standards for any vocational education furnishings or equipment that is not comparable to, or the vocational education equivalent of, the furnishings or equipment for which assistance is available to other school districts under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code. Beginning September 1, 2003, from time to time the commission may amend the specifications as determined necessary by the commission; however, any project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code approved by the commission prior to the most recent amendment to the specifications shall not be subject to the provisions of such amendment.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.311

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.312 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3318.312

Repealed by 129th General AssemblyFile No.8, HB 30, §2, eff. 7/1/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

3318.32 Guidelines for prioritizing facility funding for districts developing cooperative agreements.

The Ohio school facilities commission shall adopt rules providing guidelines for prioritizing facility funding for school districts that voluntarily develop joint use or other cooperative agreements that significantly improve the efficiency of the use of facility space within or between districts. If the commission determines that such cooperative agreements comply with guidelines established under this section, the commission may, in accordance with the guidelines, advance the funding priority otherwise prescribed under sections 3319.01 to 3318.32 of the Revised Code for projects of school districts that are parties to such agreements.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.32

Effective Date: 05-20-1997

3318.33 Ohio school facilities commission fund.

(A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the Ohio school facilities commission fund, which shall consist of transfers of moneys authorized by the general assembly and revenues received by the Ohio school facilities commission under section 3318.31 of the Revised Code. Investment earnings on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund may be used by the commission to pay personnel and other administrative expenses, to pay the cost of conducting evaluations of classroom facilities, to pay the cost of preparing building design specifications, to pay the cost of providing project management services, and for other purposes determined by the commission to be necessary to fulfill its duties under this chapter.

(B) The director of budget and management may transfer to the Ohio school facilities commission fund the investment earnings on the public school building fund created in section 3318.15 of the Revised Code, the investment earnings on the education facilities trust fund created in section 183.26 of the Revised Code, or both. The director of budget and management may transfer to the Ohio school facilities commission fund the investment earnings on the school building program assistance fund, created under section 3318.25 of the Revised Code, in excess of the amounts needed to meet estimated federal arbitrage rebate requirements.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.33

Effective Date: 06-29-1999; 06-30-2005

3318.35 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 3318.35

Effective Date: 06-26-2003

3318.351 School building emergency assistance program.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Classroom facilities" has the same meaning as in section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Emergency project" means reconstruction or renovation of or repair to any classroom facilities made necessary because of damage due to an act of God.

(3) "Eligible school district" means any school district in the first through one-hundredth percentiles as determined under section 3318.011 of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) There is hereby established the school building emergency assistance program, under which the Ohio school facilities commission shall distribute grants to eligible school districts from moneys specifically appropriated by the general assembly for the purposes of this section to assist in emergency projects. Any assistance under this section shall be used to pay the cost of only the portion of an emergency project that is not covered by insurance or other public or private emergency assistance received by or payable to the school district. Any damage to classroom facilities caused by age of the facilities or by lack of timely maintenance to the facilities shall not constitute damage that is subject to assistance under this section.

(2) The commission shall establish procedures and deadlines for eligible school districts to follow in applying for assistance under this section. The commission shall consider such applications on a case-by-case basis taking into account the amount of moneys available under this section.

(3) Every effort shall be made to conform an emergency project to design specifications adopted by the commission, including minimum capacity requirements adopted under section 3318.03 of the Revised Code, unless in the judgment of the commission it is not possible to conform the project to such specifications.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.351

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.36 School building assistance expedited local partnership program.

(A)

(1) As used in this section:

(a) "Ohio school facilities commission," "classroom facilities," "school district," "school district board," "net bonded indebtedness," "required percentage of the basic project costs," "basic project cost," "valuation," and "percentile" have the same meanings as in section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(b) "Required level of indebtedness" means five per cent of the school district's valuation for the year preceding the year in which the commission and school district enter into an agreement under division (B) of this section, plus [two one-hundredths of one per cent multiplied by (the percentile in which the district ranks minus one)].

(c) "Local resources" means any moneys generated in any manner permitted for a school district board to raise the school district portion of a project undertaken with assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code.

(2) For purposes of determining the required level of indebtedness, the required percentage of the basic project costs under division (C)(1) of this section, and priority for assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, the percentile ranking of a school district with which the commission has entered into an agreement under this section between the first day of July and the thirty-first day of August in each fiscal year is the percentile ranking calculated for that district for the immediately preceding fiscal year, and the percentile ranking of a school district with which the commission has entered into such agreement between the first day of September and the thirtieth day of June in each fiscal year is the percentile ranking calculated for that district for the current fiscal year.

(B)

(1) There is hereby established the school building assistance expedited local partnership program. Under the program, the Ohio school facilities commission may enter into an agreement with the board of any school district under which the board may proceed with the new construction or major repairs of a part of the district's classroom facilities needs, as determined under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, through the expenditure of local resources prior to the school district's eligibility for state assistance under those sections, and may apply that expenditure toward meeting the school district's portion of the basic project cost of the total of the district's classroom facilities needs, as recalculated under division (E) of this section, when the district becomes eligible for state assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 or section 3318.364 of the Revised Code . Any school district that is reasonably expected to receive assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code within two fiscal years from the date the school district adopts its resolution under division (B) of this section shall not be eligible to participate in the program established under this section.

(2) To participate in the program, a school district board shall first adopt a resolution certifying to the commission the board's intent to participate in the program.

The resolution shall specify the approximate date that the board intends to seek elector approval of any bond or tax measures or to apply other local resources to use to pay the cost of classroom facilities to be constructed under this section. The resolution may specify the application of local resources or elector-approved bond or tax measures after the resolution is adopted by the board, and in such case the board may proceed with a discrete portion of its project under this section as soon as the commission and the controlling board have approved the basic project cost of the district's classroom facilities needs as specified in division (D) of this section. The board shall submit its resolution to the commission not later than ten days after the date the resolution is adopted by the board.

The commission shall not consider any resolution that is submitted pursuant to division (B)(2) of this section, as amended by this amendment, sooner than September 14, 2000.

(3) For purposes of determining when a district that enters into an agreement under this section becomes eligible for assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code or priority for assistance under section 3318.364 of the Revised Code, the commission shall use the district's percentile ranking determined at the time the district entered into the agreement under this section, as prescribed by division (A)(2) of this section.

(4) Any project under this section shall comply with section 3318.03 of the Revised Code and with any specifications for plans and materials for classroom facilities adopted by the commission under section 3318.04 of the Revised Code.

(5) If a school district that enters into an agreement under this section has not begun a project applying local resources as provided for under that agreement at the time the district is notified by the commission that it is eligible to receive state assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, all assessment and agreement documents entered into under this section are void.

(6) Only construction of or repairs to classroom facilities that have been approved by the commission and have been therefore included as part of a district's basic project cost qualify for application of local resources under this section.

(C) Based on the results of on-site visits and assessment, the commission shall determine the basic project cost of the school district's classroom facilities needs. The commission shall determine the school district's portion of such basic project cost, which shall be the greater of:

(1) The required percentage of the basic project costs, determined based on the school district's percentile ranking;

(2) An amount necessary to raise the school district's net bonded indebtedness, as of the fiscal year the commission and the school district enter into the agreement under division (B) of this section, to within five thousand dollars of the required level of indebtedness.

(D)

(1) When the commission determines the basic project cost of the classroom facilities needs of a school district and the school district's portion of that basic project cost under division (C) of this section, the project shall be conditionally approved. Such conditional approval shall be submitted to the controlling board for approval thereof. The controlling board shall forthwith approve or reject the commission's determination, conditional approval, and the amount of the state's portion of the basic project cost; however, no state funds shall be encumbered under this section. Upon approval by the controlling board, the school district board may identify a discrete part of its classroom facilities needs, which shall include only new construction of or additions or major repairs to a particular building, to address with local resources. Upon identifying a part of the school district's basic project cost to address with local resources, the school district board may allocate any available school district moneys to pay the cost of that identified part, including the proceeds of an issuance of bonds if approved by the electors of the school district.

All local resources utilized under this division shall first be deposited in the project construction account required under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code.

(2) Unless the school district board exercises its option under division (D)(3) of this section, for a school district to qualify for participation in the program authorized under this section, one of the following conditions shall be satisfied:

(a) The electors of the school district by a majority vote shall approve the levy of taxes outside the ten-mill limitation for a period of twenty-three years at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each dollar of valuation to be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the basic project cost as determined by the commission. The form of the ballot to be used to submit the question whether to approve the tax required under this division to the electors of the school district shall be the form for an additional levy of taxes prescribed in section 3318.361 of the Revised Code, which may be combined in a single ballot question with the questions prescribed under section 5705.218 of the Revised Code.

(b) As authorized under division (C) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, the school district board shall earmark from the proceeds of a permanent improvement tax levied under section 5705.21 of the Revised Code, an amount equivalent to the additional tax otherwise required under division (D)(2)(a) of this section for the maintenance of the classroom facilities included in the basic project cost as determined by the commission.

(c) As authorized under section 3318.051 of the Revised Code, the school district board shall, if approved by the commission, annually transfer into the maintenance fund required under section 3318.05 of the Revised Code the amount prescribed in section 3318.051 of the Revised Code in lieu of the tax otherwise required under division (D)(2)(a) of this section for the maintenance of the classroom facilities included in the basic project cost as determined by the commission.

(d) If the school district board has rescinded the agreement to make transfers under section 3318.051 of the Revised Code, as provided under division (F) of that section, the electors of the school district, in accordance with section 3318.063 of the Revised Code, first shall approve the levy of taxes outside the ten-mill limitation for the period specified in that section at a rate of not less than one-half mill for each dollar of valuation.

(e) The school district board shall apply the proceeds of a tax to leverage bonds as authorized under section 3318.052 of the Revised Code or dedicate a local donated contribution in the manner described in division (B) of section 3318.084 of the Revised Code in an amount equivalent to the additional tax otherwise required under division (D)(2)(a) of this section for the maintenance of the classroom facilities included in the basic project cost as determined by the commission.

(3) A school district board may opt to delay taking any of the actions described in division (D)(2) of this section until the school district becomes eligible for state assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code. In order to exercise this option, the board shall certify to the commission a resolution indicating the board's intent to do so prior to entering into an agreement under division (B) of this section.

(4) If pursuant to division (D)(3) of this section a district board opts to delay levying an additional tax until the district becomes eligible for state assistance, it shall submit the question of levying that tax to the district electors as follows:

(a) In accordance with section 3318.06 of the Revised Code if it will also be necessary pursuant to division (E) of this section to submit a proposal for approval of a bond issue;

(b) In accordance with section 3318.361 of the Revised Code if it is not necessary to also submit a proposal for approval of a bond issue pursuant to division (E) of this section.

(5) No state assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code shall be released until a school district board that adopts and certifies a resolution under division (D) of this section also demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commission compliance with the provisions of division (D)(2) of this section.

Any amount required for maintenance under division (D)(2) of this section shall be deposited into a separate fund as specified in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code.

(E)

(1) If the school district becomes eligible for state assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code based on its percentile ranking under division (B)(3) of this section or is offered assistance under section 3318.364 of the Revised Code, the commission shall conduct a new assessment of the school district's classroom facilities needs and shall recalculate the basic project cost based on this new assessment. The basic project cost recalculated under this division shall include the amount of expenditures made by the school district board under division (D)(1) of this section. The commission shall then recalculate the school district's portion of the new basic project cost, which shall be the percentage of the original basic project cost assigned to the school district as its portion under division (C) of this section. The commission shall deduct the expenditure of school district moneys made under division (D)(1) of this section from the school district's portion of the basic project cost as recalculated under this division. If the amount of school district resources applied by the school district board to the school district's portion of the basic project cost under this section is less than the total amount of such portion as recalculated under this division, the school district board by a majority vote of all of its members shall, if it desires to seek state assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, adopt a resolution as specified in section 3318.06 of the Revised Code to submit to the electors of the school district the question of approval of a bond issue in order to pay any additional amount of school district portion required for state assistance. Any tax levy approved under division (D) of this section satisfies the requirements to levy the additional tax under section 3318.06 of the Revised Code.

(2) If the amount of school district resources applied by the school district board to the school district's portion of the basic project cost under this section is more than the total amount of such portion as recalculated under this division, within one year after the school district's portion is recalculated under division (E)(1) of this section the commission may grant to the school district the difference between the two calculated portions, but at no time shall the commission expend any state funds on a project in an amount greater than the state's portion of the basic project cost as recalculated under this division.

Any reimbursement under this division shall be only for local resources the school district has applied toward construction cost expenditures for the classroom facilities approved by the commission, which shall not include any financing costs associated with that construction.

The school district board shall use any moneys reimbursed to the district under this division to pay off any debt service the district owes for classroom facilities constructed under its project under this section before such moneys are applied to any other purpose. However, the district board first may deposit moneys reimbursed under this division into the district's general fund or a permanent improvement fund to replace local resources the district withdrew from those funds, as long as, and to the extent that, those local resources were used by the district for constructing classroom facilities included in the district's basic project cost.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.36

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, (Vetoed), eff. 9/15/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01 (Vetoed), eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Amended by 129th General Assembly File No. 127, HB 487 (Vetoed),§ 101.01 , eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General Assembly File No. 28, HB 153, (Vetoed)§ 101.01 , eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 03-14-2003; 09-05-2006; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.361 Proposing tax levy for expedited local partnership program purposes.

A school district board opting to qualify for state assistance pursuant to section 3318.36 of the Revised Code through levying the tax specified in division (D)(2)(a) or (D)(4) of that section shall declare by resolution that the question of a tax levy specified in division (D)(2)(a) or (4), as applicable, of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code shall be submitted to the electors of the school district at the next general or primary election, if there be a general or primary election not less than ninety and not more than one hundred ten days after the day of the adoption of such resolution or, if not, at a special election to be held at a time specified in the resolution which shall be not less than ninety days after the day of the adoption of the resolution and which shall be in accordance with the requirements of section 3501.01 of the Revised Code. Such resolution shall specify both of the following:

(A) That the rate which it is necessary to levy shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation, and that such tax shall be levied for a period of twenty-three years;

(B) That the proceeds of the tax shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project.

A copy of such resolution shall after its passage and not less than ninety days prior to the date set therein for the election be certified to the county board of elections.

Notice of the election shall include the fact that the tax levy shall be at the rate of not less than one-half mill for each one dollar of valuation for a period of twenty-three years, and that the proceeds of the tax shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project.

The form of the ballot to be used at such election shall be:

"Shall a levy of taxes be made for a period of twenty-three years to benefit the ............ (here insert name of school district) school district, the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of maintaining the classroom facilities included in the project at the rate of .......... (here insert the number of mills, which shall not be less than one-half mill) mills for each one dollar of valuation?

FOR THE TAX LEVY

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY "

Cite as R.C. § 3318.361

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 09-14-2000

3318.362 Term of bonds.

This section applies only to a school district that participates in the school building assistance expedited local partnership program under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code. A school district board that enters into an agreement with the Ohio school facilities commission under division (B) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code may propose for issuance any bonds necessary for its participation in the program under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code for any number of years not exceeding the term calculated pursuant to section 133.20 of the Revised Code. Any moneys received from the state under division (E)(2) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code shall be applied, as agreed in writing by the school district board and the commission, to pay debt service on outstanding bonds or bond anticipation notes issued by the school district board for its participation in the expedited local partnership program, including by placing those moneys in an applicable escrow fund under division (D) of section 133.34 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.362

Effective Date: 06-28-2002

3318.363 Tax valuation decrease.

(A) This section applies beginning in fiscal year 2003 and only to a school district participating in the school building assistance expedited local partnership program under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code.

(B) If there is a decrease in the tax valuation of a school district to which this section applies by ten per cent or greater from one tax year to the next due to a decrease in the assessment rate of the taxable property of an electric company that owns property in the district, as provided for in section 5727.111 of the Revised Code as amended by Am. Sub. S.B. 3 of the 123rd General Assembly, the Ohio school facilities commission shall calculate or recalculate the state and school district portions of the basic project cost of the school district's project by determining the percentile rank in which the district would be located if such ranking were made using the adjusted valuation per pupil calculated under division (C) of this section rather than the three-year average adjusted valuation per pupil, calculated under division (B) of section 3318.011 of the Revised Code. For such district, the required percentage of the basic project cost used to determine the state and school district shares of that cost under division (C) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code shall be based on the percentile rank as calculated under this section rather than as otherwise provided in division (C)(1) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code. If the commission has determined the state and school district portion of the basic project cost of such a district's project under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code prior to that decrease in tax valuation, the commission shall adjust the state and school district shares of the basic project cost of such project in accordance with this section.

(C)

(1) As used in divisions (C) and (D) of this section, "total taxable value" and "formula ADM" have the same meanings as in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, and "income factor" has the same meaning as in section 3318.011 of the Revised Code.

(2) The adjusted valuation per pupil for a school district to which this section applies shall be calculated using the following formula:

(The district's total taxable value for the tax year preceding the calendar year in which the current fiscal year begins / the district's formula ADM for the previous fiscal year) - [$30,000 x (1 - the district's income factor)].

(D) At the request of the Ohio school facilities commission, the department of education shall report a district's total taxable value for the tax year preceding the calendar year in which the current fiscal year begins for any district to which this section applies as that information has been certified to the department by the tax commissioner pursuant to section 3317.021 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.363

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

Effective Date: 06-28-2002

3318.364 Assistance for schools that have entered into an expedited local partnership agreement.

In any fiscal year, the Ohio school facilities commission may, at its discretion, provide assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code to a school district that has entered into an expedited local partnership agreement under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code before the district is otherwise eligible for that assistance based on its percentile rank, if the commission determines all of the following:

(A) The district has made an expenditure of local resources under its expedited local partnership agreement on a discrete part of its district-wide project.

(B) The district is ready to complete its district-wide project or a segment of the project, in accordance with section 3318.034 of the Revised Code.

(C) The district is in compliance with division (D)(2) of section 3318.36 of the Revised Code.

(D) Sufficient state funds have been appropriated for classroom facilities projects for the fiscal year to pay the state share of the district's project or segment after paying the state share of projects for all of the following:

(1) Districts that previously had their conditional approval lapse pursuant to section 3318.05 of the Revised Code;

(2) Districts eligible for assistance under division (B)(2) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code;

(3) Districts participating in the exceptional needs school facilities assistance program under section 3318.37 or 3318.371 of the Revised Code;

(4) Districts participating in the accelerated urban school building assistance program under section 3318.38 of the Revised Code.

Assistance under this section shall be offered to eligible districts in the order of their percentile rankings at the time they entered into their expedited local partnership agreements, from lowest to highest percentile. In the event that more than one district has the same percentile ranking, those districts shall be offered assistance in the order of the date they entered into their expedited local partnership agreements, from earliest to latest date.

As used in this section, "local resources" and "percentile" have the same meanings as in section 3318.36 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.364

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

3318.37 Exceptional needs school facilities assistance program.

[As amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01 ] (A)

(1) As used in this section , a "school district with an exceptional need for immediate classroom facilities assistance" means a school district with an exceptional need for new facilities in order to protect the health and safety of all or a portion of its students.

(A)

(1) [As amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01 ]As used in this section:

(a) "Full maintenance amount" has the same meaning as in section 3318.034 of the Revised Code.

(b) "Large land area school district" means a school district with a territory of greater than three hundred square miles in any percentile as determined under section 3318.011 of the Revised Code.

(c) "Low wealth school district" means a school district in the first through seventy-fifth percentiles as determined under section 3318.011 of the Revised Code.

(d) A "school district with an exceptional need for immediate classroom facilities assistance" means a low wealth or large land area school district with an exceptional need for new facilities in order to protect the health and safety of all or a portion of its students.

(2) No school district that participates in the school building assistance expedited local partnership program under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code shall receive assistance under the program established under this section unless the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) The district board adopted a resolution certifying its intent to participate in the school building assistance expedited local partnership program under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code prior to September 14, 2000.

(b) The district was selected by the Ohio school facilities commission for participation in the school building assistance expedited local partnership program under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code in the manner prescribed by the commission under that section as it existed prior to September 14, 2000.

(B)

(1) There is hereby established the exceptional needs school facilities assistance program. Under the program, the Ohio school facilities commission may set aside from the moneys annually appropriated to it for classroom facilities assistance projects up to twenty-five per cent for assistance to school districts with exceptional needs for immediate classroom facilities assistance.

(2)

(a) After consulting with education and construction experts, the commission shall adopt guidelines for identifying school districts with an exceptional need for immediate classroom facilities assistance.

(b) The guidelines shall include application forms and instructions for school districts to use in applying for assistance under this section.

(3) The commission shall evaluate the classroom facilities, and the need for replacement classroom facilities from the applications received under this section. The commission, utilizing the guidelines adopted under division (B)(2)(a) of this section, shall prioritize the school districts to be assessed.

Notwithstanding section 3318.02 of the Revised Code, the commission may conduct on-site evaluation of the school districts prioritized under this section and approve and award funds until such time as all funds set aside under division (B)(1) of this section have been encumbered. However, the commission need not conduct the evaluation of facilities if the commission determines that a district's assessment conducted under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code is sufficient for purposes of this section.

(4) Notwithstanding division (A) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code, the school district's portion of the basic project cost under this section shall be the "required percentage of the basic project costs," as defined in division (K) of section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(5) Except as otherwise specified in this section, any project undertaken with assistance under this section shall comply with all provisions of sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code. A school district may receive assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code for the remainder of the district's classroom facilities needs as assessed under this section when the district is eligible for such assistance pursuant to section 3318.02 of the Revised Code, but any classroom facility constructed with assistance under this section shall not be included in a district's project at that time unless the commission determines the district has experienced the increased enrollment specified in division (B)(1) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code.

(C) No school district shall receive assistance under this section for a classroom facility that has been included in the discrete part of the district's classroom facilities needs identified and addressed in the district's project pursuant to an agreement entered into under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code, unless the district's entire classroom facilities plan consists of only a single building designed to house grades kindergarten through twelve.

(D)

(1) When undertaking a project under this section, a school district may elect to prorate its full maintenance amount by setting aside for maintenance the amount calculated under division (D)(2) of this section to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under the project, if the district will use one or more of the alternative methods authorized in sections 3318.051 , 3318.052 , and 3318.084 of the Revised Code to generate the entire amount calculated under that division. If the district so elects, the commission and the district shall include in the agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code a statement specifying that the district will use the amount calculated under that division only to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under the project under this section.

(2) The commission shall calculate the amount for a school district to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under a project under this section as follows:

The full maintenance amount X (the school district's portion of the basic project cost under this section / the school district's portion of the basic project cost for the district's entire classroom facilities needs, as determined jointly by the staff of the commission and the district)

(3) A school district may elect to prorate its full maintenance amount for any number of projects under this section, provided the district will use one or more of the alternative methods authorized in sections 3318.051 , 3318.052 , and 3318.084 of the Revised Code to generate the entire amount calculated under division (D)(2) of this section to maintain the classroom facilities acquired under each project for which it so elects. If the district cannot use one or more of those alternative methods to generate the entire amount calculated under that division, the district shall levy the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code or an extension of that tax under section 3318.061 of the Revised Code in an amount necessary to generate the remainder of its full maintenance amount. The commission shall calculate the remainder of the district's full maintenance amount as follows:

The full maintenance amount - the sum of the amounts calculated for the district under division (D)(2) of this section for each of the district's prior projects under this section

(4) In no case shall the sum of the amounts calculated for a school district's maintenance of classroom facilities under divisions (D)(2) and (3) of this section exceed the amount that would have been required for maintenance if the district had elected to meet its entire classroom facilities needs with a project under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code and had not undertaken one or more projects under this section.

(5) If a school district commenced a project under this section prior to the effective date of this amendment but has not completed that project, and has not levied the tax described in division (B) of section 3318.05 of the Revised Code or an extension of that tax under section 3318.061 of the Revised Code, the district may request approval from the commission to prorate its full maintenance amount in accordance with divisions (D)(1) to (4) of this section. If the commission approves the request, the commission and the district shall amend the agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code to reflect the change.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.37

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Effective Date: 06-26-2003; 05-06-2005; 06-30-2006; 2008 HB562 (vetoed) 06-24-2008

3318.371 Assistance for relocation or replacement of classroom facilities due to contamination.

The Ohio school facilities commission may provide assistance under the exceptional needs school facilities program established by section 3318.37 of the Revised Code to any school district for the purpose of the relocation or replacement of classroom facilities required as a result of any contamination of air, soil, or water that impacts the occupants of the facility.

The commission shall make a determination in accordance with guidelines adopted by the commission regarding eligibility and funding for projects under this section. The commission may contract with an independent environmental consultant to conduct a study to assist the commission in making the determination.

If the federal government or other public or private entity provides funds for restitution of costs incurred by the state or school district in the relocation or replacement of the classroom facilities, the school district shall use such funds in excess of the school district's share to refund the state for the state's contribution to the environmental contamination portion of the project. The school district may apply an amount of such restitution funds up to an amount equal to the school district's portion of the project, as defined by the commission, toward paying its portion of that project to reduce the amount of bonds the school district otherwise must issue to receive state assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.371

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

3318.38 Accelerated urban school building assistance program.

(A) As used in this section, "big-eight school district" has the same meaning as in section 3314.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) There is hereby established the accelerated urban school building assistance program. Under the program, notwithstanding section 3318.02 of the Revised Code, any big-eight school district that has not been approved to receive assistance under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code by July 1, 2002, may beginning on that date apply for approval of and be approved for such assistance. Except as otherwise provided in this section, any project approved and undertaken pursuant to this section shall comply with all provisions of sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code.

The Ohio school facilities commission shall provide assistance to any big-eight school district eligible for assistance under this section in the following manner:

(1) Notwithstanding section 3318.02 of the Revised Code:

(a) Not later than June 30, 2002, the commission shall conduct an on-site visit and shall assess the classroom facilities needs of each big-eight school district eligible for assistance under this section;

(b) Beginning July 1, 2002, any big-eight school district eligible for assistance under this section may apply to the commission for conditional approval of its project as determined by the assessment conducted under division (B)(1)(a) of this section. The commission may conditionally approve that project and submit it to the controlling board for approval pursuant to section 3318.04 of the Revised Code.

(2) If the controlling board approves the project of a big-eight school district eligible for assistance under this section, the commission and the school district shall enter into an agreement as prescribed in section 3318.08 of the Revised Code. Any agreement executed pursuant to this division shall include any applicable segmentation provisions as approved by the commission under division (B)(3) of this section.

(3) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in sections 3318.05 , 3318.06 , and 3318.08 of the Revised Code, a big-eight school district eligible for assistance under this section may with the approval of the commission opt to divide the project as approved under division (B)(1)(b) of this section into discrete segments to be completed sequentially. Any project divided into segments shall comply with all other provisions of sections 3318.05 , 3318.06 , and 3318.08 of the Revised Code except as otherwise specified in this division.

If a project is divided into segments under this division:

(a) The school district need raise only the amount equal to its proportionate share, as determined under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code, of each segment at any one time and may seek voter approval of each segment separately;

(b) The state's proportionate share, as determined under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code, of only the segment which has been approved by the school district electors or for which the district has applied a local donated contribution under section 3318.084 of the Revised Code shall be encumbered in accordance with section 3318.11 of the Revised Code. Encumbrance of additional amounts to cover the state's proportionate share of later segments shall be approved separately as they are approved by the school district electors or as the district applies a local donated contribution to the segments under section 3318.084 of the Revised Code.

(c) The school district's maintenance levy requirement, as defined in section 3318.18 of the Revised Code, shall run for twenty-three years from the date the first segment is undertaken.

(C) In accordance with division (R) of section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, the state funds reserved and encumbered and the funds provided by the school district to pay the basic project cost of any segment of the project under this section, or of the entire project if it is not divided into segments, shall be spent on the construction and acquisition of the project simultaneously in proportion to the state's and the school district's respective shares of that basic project cost as determined under section 3318.032 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.38

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-28-2002

3318.40 Vocational school facilities assistance program.

(A)

(1) Sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code apply only to joint vocational school districts.

(2) As used in sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code:

(a) "Ohio school facilities commission," "classroom facilities," "project," and "basic project cost" have the same meanings as in section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(b) "Acquisition of classroom facilities" means constructing, reconstructing, repairing, or making additions to classroom facilities.

(B) There is hereby established the vocational school facilities assistance program. Under the program, the Ohio school facilities commission shall provide assistance to joint vocational school districts for the acquisition of classroom facilities suitable to the vocational education programs of the districts in accordance with sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code. For purposes of the program, beginning July 1, 2003, the commission annually may set aside up to two per cent of the aggregate amount appropriated to it for classroom facilities assistance projects in the education facilities trust fund, established under section 183.26 of the Revised Code; the public school building fund, established under section 3318.15 of the Revised Code; and the school building program assistance fund, established under section 3318.25 of the Revised Code.

(C) The commission shall not provide assistance for any distinct part of a project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code that when completed will be used exclusively for an adult education program or exclusively for operation of a driver training school for instruction leading to the issuance of a commercial driver's license under Chapter 4506. of the Revised Code, except for life safety items and basic building components necessary for complete and continuous construction or renovation of a classroom facility as determined by the commission.

(D) The commission shall not provide assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code to acquire classroom facilities for vocational educational instruction at a location under the control of a school district that is a member of a joint vocational school district. Any assistance to acquire classroom facilities for vocational educational instruction at such location shall be provided to the school district that is a member of the joint vocational school district through other provisions of this chapter when that member school district is eligible for assistance under those provisions.

(E) By September 1, 2003, the commission shall assess the classroom facilities needs of at least five joint vocational school districts, according to the order of priority prescribed in division (B) of section 3318.42 of the Revised Code, and based on the results of those assessments shall determine the extent to which amendments to the specifications adopted under section 3318.311 of the Revised Code are warranted. The commission, thereafter, may amend the specifications as provided in that section.

(F) After the commission has conducted the assessments prescribed in division (E) of this section, the commission shall establish, by rule adopted in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code, guidelines for the commission to use in deciding whether to waive compliance with the design specifications adopted under section 3318.311 of the Revised Code when determining the number of facilities and the basic project cost of projects as prescribed in division (A)(1)(a) of section 3318.41 of the Revised Code. The guidelines shall address the following situations:

(1) Under what circumstances, if any, particular classroom facilities are adequate to meet the needs of the school district even though the facilities do not comply with the specifications adopted under section 3318.311 of the Revised Code;

(2) Under what circumstances, if any, particular classroom facilities will be renovated or repaired rather than replaced by construction of new facilities.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.40

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.41 Annual assessment of needs.

(A)

(1) The Ohio school facilities commission annually shall assess the classroom facilities needs of the number of joint vocational school districts that the commission reasonably expects to be able to provide assistance to in a fiscal year, based on the amount set aside for that fiscal year under division (B) of section 3318.40 of the Revised Code and the order of priority prescribed in division (B) of section 3318.42 of the Revised Code, except that in fiscal year 2004 the commission shall conduct at least the five assessments prescribed in division (E) of section 3318.40 of the Revised Code.

Upon conducting an assessment of the classroom facilities needs of a school district, the commission shall make a determination of all of the following:

(a) The number of classroom facilities to be included in a project and the basic project cost of acquiring the classroom facilities included in the project. The number of facilities and basic project cost shall be determined in accordance with the specifications adopted under section 3318.311 of the Revised Code except to the extent that compliance with such specifications is waived by the commission pursuant to the rule of the commission adopted under division (F) of section 3318.40 of the Revised Code.

(b) The school district's portion of the basic project cost as determined under division (C) of section 3318.42 of the Revised Code;

(c) The remaining portion of the basic project cost that shall be supplied by the state;

(d) The amount of the state's portion of the basic project cost to be encumbered in accordance with section 3318.11 of the Revised Code in the current and subsequent fiscal years from funds set aside under division (B) of section 3318.40 of the Revised Code.

(2) Divisions (A), (C), and (D) of section 3318.03 of the Revised Code apply to any project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) If the commission makes a determination under division (A) of this section in favor of the acquisition of classroom facilities for a project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, such project shall be conditionally approved. Such conditional approval shall be submitted to the controlling board for approval. The controlling board shall immediately approve or reject the commission's determination, conditional approval, the amount of the state's portion of the basic project cost, and the amount of the state's portion of the basic project cost to be encumbered in the current fiscal year. In the event of approval by the controlling board, the commission shall certify the conditional approval to the joint vocational school district board of education and shall encumber the approved funds for the current fiscal year.

(2) No school district that receives assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code shall have another such project conditionally approved until the expiration of twenty years after the school district's prior project was conditionally approved, unless the school district board demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commission that the school district has experienced since conditional approval of its prior project an exceptional increase in enrollment or program requirements significantly above the school district's design capacity under that prior project as determined by rule of the commission. Any rule adopted by the commission to implement this division shall be tailored to address the classroom facilities needs of joint vocational school districts.

(C) In addition to generating the amount of the school district's portion of the basic project cost as determined under division (C) of section 3318.42 of the Revised Code, in order for a school district to receive assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, the school district board shall set aside school district moneys for the maintenance of the classroom facilities included in the school district's project in the amount and manner prescribed in section 3318.43 of the Revised Code.

(D)

(1) The conditional approval for a project certified under division (B)(1) of this section shall lapse and the amount reserved and encumbered for such project shall be released unless both of the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) Within one hundred twenty days following the date of certification of the conditional approval to the joint vocational school district board, the school district board accepts the conditional approval and certifies to the commission the school district board's plan to generate the school district's portion of the basic project cost, as determined under division (C) of section 3318.42 of the Revised Code, and to set aside moneys for maintenance of the classroom facilities acquired under the project, as prescribed in section 3318.43 of the Revised Code.

(b) Within thirteen months following the date of certification of the conditional approval to the school district board, the electors of the school district vote favorably on any ballot measures proposed by the school district board to generate the school district's portion of the basic project cost.

(2) If the school district board or electors fail to satisfy the conditions prescribed in division (D)(1) of this section and the amount reserved and encumbered for the school district's project is released, the school district shall be given first priority over other joint vocational school districts for project funding under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code as such funds become available, subject to section 3318.054 of the Revised Code.

(E) If the conditions prescribed in division (D)(1) of this section are satisfied, the commission and the school district board shall enter into an agreement as prescribed in section 3318.08 of the Revised Code and shall proceed with the development of plans, cost estimates, designs, drawings, and specifications as prescribed in section 3318.091 of the Revised Code.

(F) Costs in excess of those approved by the commission under section 3318.091 of the Revised Code shall be payable only as provided in sections 3318.042 and 3318.083 of the Revised Code.

(G) Advertisement for bids and the award of contracts for construction of any project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code shall be conducted in accordance with section 3318.10 of the Revised Code.

(H) In accordance with division (R) of section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, the state funds reserved and encumbered and the funds provided by the school district to pay the basic project cost of a project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code shall be spent simultaneously in proportion to the state's and the school district's respective portions of that basic project cost.

(I) Sections 3318.13 , 3318.14 , and 3318.16 of the Revised Code apply to projects under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.41

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01. See act for effective dates.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 05-06-2005

3318.42 Selecting districts for assistance.

(A) Not later than the sixty-first day after March 14, 2003, and subsequently not later than the sixty-first day after the first day of each ensuing fiscal year, the department of education shall do all of the following:

(1) Calculate the valuation per pupil of each joint vocational school district according to the following formula:

The school district's average taxable value divided by the

school district's formula ADM calculated under section

3317.03 of the Revised Code for the previous fiscal year.

For purposes of this calculation:

(a) "Average taxable value" means the average of the amounts certified for a school district in the second, third, and fourth preceding tax years under divisions (A)(1) and (2) of section 3317.021 of the Revised Code.

(b) "Formula ADM" has the same meaning as defined in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code.

(2) Calculate for each school district the three-year average of the valuations per pupil calculated for the school district for the current and two preceding fiscal years;

(3) Rank all joint vocational school districts in order from the school district with the lowest three-year average valuation per pupil to the school district with the highest three-year average valuation per pupil;

(4) Divide the ranking under division (A)(3) of this section into percentiles with the first percentile containing the one per cent of school districts having the lowest three-year average valuations per pupil and the one-hundredth percentile containing the one per cent of school districts having the highest three-year average valuations per pupil;

(5) Certify the information described in divisions (A)(1) to (4) of this section to the Ohio school facilities commission.

(B) The commission annually shall select school districts for assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code in the order of the school districts' three-year average valuations per pupil such that the school district with the lowest three-year average valuation per pupil shall be given the highest priority for assistance.

(C) Each joint vocational school district's portion of the basic project cost of the school district's project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code shall be one per cent times the percentile in which the district ranks, except that no school district's portion shall be less than twenty-five per cent or greater than ninety-five per cent of the basic project cost.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.42

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

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.43 Moneys dedicated to maintenance of classroom facilities.

Each year for twenty-three successive years after the commencement of a joint vocational school district's project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, the board of education of that school district shall deposit into a separate maintenance account or into the school district's capital and maintenance fund established under section 3315.18 of the Revised Code, school district moneys dedicated to maintenance of the classroom facilities acquired under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code in an amount equal to one and one-half of one per cent of the current insurance value of the classroom facilities acquired under the project, which value shall be subject to the approval of the Ohio school facilities commission.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.43

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.44 Generating district's portion of basic project cost.

(A) A joint vocational school district board of education may generate the school district's portion of the basic project cost of its project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code using any combination of the following means if lawfully employed for the acquisition of classroom facilities:

(1) The issuance of securities in accordance with Chapter 133. and section 3311.20 of the Revised Code;

(2) Local donated contributions as authorized under section 3318.084 of the Revised Code;

(3) A levy for permanent improvements under section 3311.21 or 5705.21 of the Revised Code;

(4) Bonds issued pursuant to division (B) of this section.

(B) By resolution adopted by a majority of all its members, a school district board, in order to pay all or part of the school district's portion of its basic project cost, or portions or components of classroom facilities that are not included in the school district's basic project cost but that are related to the school district's project, may apply the proceeds of a tax levied under either section 3311.21 of the Revised Code for ten years or section 5705.21 of the Revised Code for a continuing period of time, if the proceeds of that levy lawfully may be used for general construction, renovation, repair, or maintenance of classroom facilities to pay debt charges on and financing costs related to bonds issued to pay all or part of the school district portion of the basic project cost of the school district's project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, or portions or components of classroom facilities that are not included in the school district's basic project cost but that are related to the school district's project, or to generate an amount equivalent to all or part of the amount required under section 3318.43 of the Revised Code to be used for maintenance of classroom facilities acquired under the project. Bonds issued under this division shall be Chapter 133. securities, and may be issued as general obligation securities, but the issuance of the bonds shall not be subject to a vote of the electors of the school district as long as the tax proceeds earmarked for payment of the debt charges on the bonds may lawfully be used for that purpose. Such bonds shall not be included in the calculation of net indebtedness under section 133.06 of the Revised Code if the resolution authorizing their issuance includes covenants to appropriate annually, from lawfully available proceeds of a property tax levied under either section 3311.21 or 5705.21 of the Revised Code, and to continue to levy that tax in amounts necessary to pay the debt charges on and financing costs related to the bonds as they become due. No property tax levied under section 5705.21 of the Revised Code that is pledged, or that the school district has covenanted to levy, collect, and appropriate annually to pay the debt charges on and financing costs related to the bonds under this section may be repealed while those bonds are outstanding. If such a tax is reduced by electors of the district or by the board of education while the bonds are outstanding, the board of education shall continue to levy and collect the tax under the authority of the original election authorizing the tax at a rate in each year that the board reasonably estimates will produce an amount in that year equal to the debt charges on the bonds in that year.

No state moneys shall be released for a project to which this division applies until the proceeds of any bonds issued under this division that are dedicated for payment of the school district's portion of the basic project cost are first deposited into the school district's project construction fund.

(C) A school district board of education may adopt a resolution proposing that any of the following questions be combined with a question specified in section 3318.45 of the Revised Code:

(1) A bond issue question under section 133.18 of the Revised Code;

(2) A tax levy question under section 3311.21 of the Revised Code;

(3) A tax levy question under either section 3311.21 or 5705.21 of the Revised Code.

Any question described in divisions (C)(1) to (3) of this section that is combined with a question proposed under section 3318.45 of the Revised Code shall be for the purpose of either paying for any permanent improvement, as defined in section 133.01 of the Revised Code, or generating operating revenue specifically for the facilities acquired under the school district's project under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code or for both to the extent such purposes are permitted by the sections of law under which each is proposed.

(D) The board of education of a joint vocational school district that receives assistance under this section may enter into an agreement for joint issuance of bonds as provided for in section 3318.085 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.44

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 03-14-2003; 03-31-2005

3318.45 Election on issuing securities to generate district's portion of basic project cost.

(A) Unless division (B) of section 3318.44 of the Revised Code applies, if a joint vocational school district board of education proposes to issue securities to generate all or part of the school district's portion of the basic project cost of the school district's project under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, the school district board shall adopt a resolution in accordance with Chapter 133. and section 3311.20 of the Revised Code. Unless the school district board seeks authority to issue securities in more than one series, the school district board shall adopt the form of the ballot prescribed in section 133.18 of the Revised Code.

(B) If authority is sought to issue bonds in more than one series, the form of the ballot shall be:

"Shall bonds be issued by the . . . . . (here insert name of joint vocational school district) joint vocational school district to pay the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Joint Vocational School Facilities Assistance Program in the total principal amount of . . . . . (total principal amount of the bond issue), to be issued in . . . . . (number of series) series, each series to be repaid annually over not more than . . . . . (maximum number of years over which the principal of each series may be paid) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds, at a rate estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of each series as follows: . . . . . [insert the following for each series: "the . . . . . series, in a principal amount of . . . . . dollars, requiring . . . . . mills per dollar of tax valuation, which amount to . . . . . (rate expressed in cents or dollars and cents, such as "36 cents" or "$1.41") for each one hundred dollars in tax valuation, commencing in . . . . . and first payable in . . . . ."]? For the bond issue Against the bond issue "

(C) If it is necessary for the school district to acquire a site for the classroom facilities to be acquired pursuant to sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, the district board may propose either to issue bonds of the board or to levy a tax to pay for the acquisition of such site and may combine the question of doing so with the question specified by reference in division (A) of this section or the question specified in division (B) of this section. Bonds issued under this division for the purpose of acquiring a site are a general obligation of the school district and are Chapter 133. securities. The form of that portion of the ballot to include the question of either issuing bonds or levying a tax for site acquisition purposes shall be one of the following:

(1) "Shall bonds be issued by the . . . . . (here insert name of the joint vocational school district) joint vocational school district to pay costs of acquiring a site for classroom facilities under the State of Ohio Joint Vocational School Facilities Assistance Program in the principal amount of . . . . . (here insert principal amount of the bond issue), to be repaid annually over a maximum period of . . . . . (here insert maximum number of years over which the principal of the bonds may be paid) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue . . . . . (here insert number of mills) mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amount to . . . . . (here insert rate expressed in cents or dollars and cents, such as "thirty-six cents" or "$0.36") for each one hundred dollars of valuation to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds?"

(2) "Shall an additional levy of taxes outside the ten-mill limitation be made for the benefit of the . . . . . (here insert name of the joint vocational school district) joint vocational school district for the purpose of acquiring a site for classroom facilities in the sum of . . . . . (here insert annual amount the levy is to produce) estimated by the county auditor to average . . . . . (here insert number of mills) mills for each one hundred dollars of valuation, which amount to . . . . . (here insert rate expressed in cents or dollars and cents, such as "thirty-six cents" or "$0.36") for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of . . . . . (here insert number of years the millage is to be imposed) years?"

Where it is necessary to combine the question of issuing bonds of the joint vocational school district as described in division (A) of this section with the question of issuing bonds of the school district for acquisition of a site, the question specified in that division to be voted on shall be "For the bond issues" and "Against the bond issues."

Where it is necessary to combine the question of issuing bonds of the joint vocational school district as described in division (A) of this section with the question of levying a tax for the acquisition of a site, the question specified in that division to be voted on shall be "For the bond issue and the tax levy" and "Against the bond issue and the tax levy."

(D) Where the school district board chooses to combine a question specified in this section with any of the additional questions described in division (C) of section 3318.44 of the Revised Code, the question to be voted on shall be "For the bond issues and the tax levies" and "Against the bond issues and the tax levies."

(E) If a majority of those voting upon a proposition prescribed in this section which includes the question of issuing bonds vote in favor of that issuance and if the agreement prescribed in section 3318.08 of the Revised Code has been entered into, the school district board may proceed under Chapter 133. of the Revised Code with the issuance of bonds or bond anticipation notes in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.45

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.46 Expenditure of local resources prior to school district's eligibility for state assistance.

By rule adopted in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code, the Ohio school facilities commission shall establish a program whereby the board of education of any joint vocational school district may enter into an agreement with the commission under which the board may proceed with the new construction or major repairs of a part of the school district's classroom facilities needs, as determined under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, through the expenditure of local resources prior to the school district's eligibility for state assistance under sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code. The program shall be structured in a manner similar to the program established under section 3318.36 of the Revised Code. The program shall be operational on July 1, 2004.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.46

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.47 Transfer of amounts to RC 3318.15 fund.

(A) On the effective date of this section, the director of budget and management shall transfer any amount on hand in the fund established under former section 3318.47 of the Revised Code, as that section existed prior to the effective date of this section, into the fund established under section 3318.15 of the Revised Code.

(B) On or after the effective date of this section, any amounts received from school districts in repayment of loans made under former sections 3318.47 to 3318.49 , as those sections existed prior to the effective date of this section, shall be deposited into the fund established under section 3318.15 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.47

Effective Date: 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.48 Certificate of Completion.

(A) When all of the following have occurred, a project undertaken by a school district pursuant to this chapter shall be considered complete and the Ohio school facilities commission shall issue a certificate of completion to the district board of education:

(1) All facilities to be constructed under the project, as specified in the project agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, have been completed and the board has received a permanent certificate of occupancy for each of those facilities.

(2) The commission has issued certificates of contract completion on all prime construction contracts entered into by the board under section 3318.10 of the Revised Code.

(3) The commission has completed a final accounting of the district's project construction fund and has determined that all payments from the fund were made in compliance with all policies of the commission.

(4) Any litigation concerning the project has been finally resolved with no chance of appeal.

(5) All construction management services typically provided by the commission to school districts have been delivered and the commission has canceled any remaining encumbrance of funds for those services.

(B) The commission may issue a certificate of completion to a district board prior to all of the conditions described in division (A) of this section being satisfied, if the commission determines that the circumstances preventing the conditions from being satisfied are so minor in nature that the project should be considered complete. When issuing a certificate of completion under this division, the commission may specify any of the following:

(1) Any construction or work that has yet to be completed and the manner in which the board shall oversee its completion, which may include procedures for reporting progress to the commission and for accounting of expenditures;

(2) Terms and conditions for the resolution of any pending litigation;

(3) Any remaining responsibilities of the construction manager regarding the project.

(C) The commission may issue a certificate of completion to a district board that does not voluntarily participate in the process of closing out the district's project, if the construction manager for the project verifies that all facilities to be constructed under the project, as specified in the project agreement entered into under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, have been completed and the commission determines that those facilities have been occupied for at least one year. In that case, all funds due to the commission under division (C) of section 3318.12 of the Revised Code shall be returned to the commission not later than thirty days after receipt of the certificate of completion. If the funds due to the commission have not been returned within sixty days after receipt of the certificate of completion, the auditor of state shall issue a finding for recovery against the school district and shall request legal action under section 117.42 of the Revised Code.

(D) Upon issuance of a certificate of completion under this section, the commission's ownership of and interest in the project, as specified in division (F) of section 3318.08 of the Revised Code, shall cease. This cessation shall not alter or otherwise affect the state's or commission's interest in the project or any limitations on the use of the project as specified in the project agreement pursuant to divisions (G), (M), and (N) of that section or as specified in section 3318.16 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.48

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.49 Corrective action program.

(A) The corrective action program is hereby established to provide funding for the correction of work, in connection with a project funded under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 or sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, that is found after occupancy of the facility to be defective or to have been omitted.

(B) The Ohio school facilities commission may provide funding under this section only if the school district notifies the executive director of the commission of the defective or omitted work within five years after occupancy of the facility for which the district seeks the funding.

(C) The commission shall establish procedures and deadlines for school districts to follow in applying for assistance under this section. The procedures shall include definitions of "defective" and "omitted," and shall require that remediation efforts focus first on engaging the respective contractors that designed and constructed the areas that have design or construction-related issues. The commission shall consider applications on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the amount of money appropriated and available for purposes of this section.

(D) The commission may provide funding assistance necessary to take corrective measures after evaluating the defective or omitted work.

(1) If the work to be corrected or remediated is part of a project not yet completed, the commission may amend the project agreement to increase the project budget and use corrective action funding to provide the state portion of the amendment. If the work to be corrected or remediated is part of a completed project and funds were retained or transferred pursuant to division (C) of section 3318.12 of the Revised Code, the commission may enter into a new agreement to address the corrective action.

(2) Whether or not the project is completed, the district shall contribute a portion of the cost of the corrective action, to be determined in accordance with section 3318.032 of the Revised Code or, if the district is a joint vocational school district, section 3318.42 of the Revised Code. A district that is unable to provide its portion so that remediation can proceed may apply to the commission for additional assistance under section 3318.042 of the Revised Code.

(E) The commission shall assess responsibility for the defective or omitted work and seek cost recovery from responsible parties, if applicable. Any recovery of the expense of remediation shall be applied first to the district portion of the cost of the corrective action. Any remaining funds shall be applied to the state portion and deposited into the school building program assistance fund established under section 3318.25 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.49

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2011.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3318.50 Community school classroom facilities loan guarantee program.

(A) As used in this section and in section 3318.52 of the Revised Code, "classroom facilities" means buildings, land, grounds, equipment, and furnishings used by a community school in furtherance of its mission and contract entered into by the school's governing authority under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code.

(B) There is hereby established the community school classroom facilities loan guarantee program. Under the program, the Ohio school facilities commission may guarantee for up to fifteen years up to eighty-five per cent of the sum of the principal and interest on a loan made to the governing authority of a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code for the sole purpose of assisting the governing authority in acquiring, improving, or replacing classroom facilities for the community school by lease, purchase, remodeling of existing facilities, or any other means including new construction. The commission shall not make any loan guarantee under this section unless the commission has determined both that the applicant is creditworthy and that the classroom facilities that have been acquired, improved, or replaced under the loan meet applicable health and safety standards established by law for school buildings or those facilities that will be acquired, improved, or replaced under the loan will meet such standards. The commission shall not guarantee any loan under this section unless the loan is obtained from a financial institution regulated by the United States or this state.

(C) At no time shall the commission exceed an aggregate liability of ten million dollars to repay loans guaranteed under this section.

(D) Any payment made to a lending institution as a result of default on a loan guaranteed under this section shall be made from moneys in the community school classroom facilities loan guarantee fund established under section 3318.52 of the Revised Code.

(E) The commission may assess a fee of up to five hundred dollars for each loan guaranteed under this section.

(F) Not later than ninety days after September 5, 2001, the commission shall adopt rules that prescribe loan standards and procedures consistent with this section that are designed to protect the state's interest in any loan guaranteed by this section and to ensure that the state has a reasonable chance of recovering any payments made by the state in the event of a default on any such loan.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.50

Effective Date: 03-14-2003

3318.52 Community school classroom facilities loan guarantee fund.

There is hereby established the community school classroom facilities loan guarantee fund. The fund shall consist of such moneys as the general assembly appropriates for the purpose of guaranteeing loans to community schools under section 3318.50 of the Revised Code. Investment earnings on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.52

Effective Date: 06-06-2001

3318.60 College-preparatory boarding school facilities program.

(A) As used in this section and section 3318.61 of the Revised Code:

(1) "Acquisition of classroom facilities" means constructing, reconstructing, repairing, or making additions to classroom facilities.

(2) "Ohio school facilities commission" and "classroom facilities" have the same meanings as in section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) There is hereby established the college-preparatory boarding school facilities program. Under the program, the Ohio school facilities commission shall provide assistance to the boards of trustees of college-preparatory boarding schools established under Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code for the acquisition of classroom facilities.

(C) The program shall comply with sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, except as follows:

(1) The commission, in consultation with the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school, shall determine the basic project cost based on all campus facilities needed for the school's programs and operations and shall take into account any unique spaces or square footages needed for such facilities when calculating the basic project cost. Regardless of the inclusion of nonclassroom facilities in the calculation of the basic project cost, state funds provided under the program shall be used only to pay for the acquisition of classroom facilities that do not exceed the construction and design standards established by the commission.

(2) To be eligible for assistance under the program, the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school shall secure at least twenty million dollars of private money to satisfy its share of the basic project cost. Funds provided by the board may be used for any type of facility.

(3) A college-preparatory boarding school shall not be included in the ranking required by section 3318.011 of the Revised Code. The commission shall initiate procedures for the school's project when the contract required by section 3328.12 of the Revised Code has been executed.

(4) No requirement related to the issuance of bonds or securities or the levying of taxes by a school district shall apply to a college-preparatory boarding school or its board of trustees.

(5) The agreement entered into by the commission with the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school under section 3318.08 of the Revised Code shall provide for termination of the contract and release of the funds encumbered at the time of the project's conditional approval, if the board fails to secure the amount specified in division (C)(2) of this section within such period after the execution of the agreement as may be fixed by the commission.

(D) Within the ninety-day period immediately following the effective date of this section, the commission shall adopt rules necessary for the implementation and administration of the program.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.60

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.58, HB 157, §1, eff. 12/21/2011.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

3318.61 Alternative to participation in college-preparatory boarding school facilities program; Leasing of facilities to person or entity; Agreement.

(A) In lieu of participating in the college-preparatory boarding school facilities program under section 3318.60 of the Revised Code, if the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school established under Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code has leased, purchased, or otherwise acquired a site for the school, the board of trustees may request approval from the Ohio school facilities commission for the board of trustees and the commission to enter into an agreement with a person or entity for the development of the site, under which agreement all of the following shall occur:

(1) The board of trustees will lease the site and any facilities located on that site to the person or entity for the purpose of enabling the person or entity to provide the campus facilities needed for the school's programs and operations by constructing new facilities on the site; reconstructing, repairing, or making additions to the existing facilities on the site; or both.

(2) The person or entity will lease the site and any new or existing facilities located on that site back to the board of trustees for use by the school.

(3) The commission will pay the board of trustees state funds for the cost of acquisition of classroom facilities on the site and the board of trustees will use those funds to make rent payments on the lease provided by the person or entity. As agreed to by the commission and the board of trustees, the commission may pay the state funds to the board of trustees in periodic installments or as one lump sum in an amount equal to the outstanding balance on the lease for classroom facilities.

(B) The commission shall approve the request of the board of trustees under division (A) of this section only if the following conditions are satisfied:

(1) The person or entity that would be party to the agreement submits to the board of trustees and the commission a plan for developing the site that includes the following:

(a) Provision for installation of site utilities that meet the requirements of all applicable laws;

(b) A description of the facilities that will be constructed, reconstructed, repaired, or added to and their total square footage;

(c) A description of how the facilities will enable the board of trustees to provide the educational program described in section 3328.22 of the Revised Code;

(d) Provision for securing property and liability insurance for the facilities;

(e) A description of how the development of the site will be financed by the person or entity;

(f) The length of the lease that the person or entity will offer the board of trustees, which shall not exceed forty years, and the monthly rent that will be owed to the person or entity for that lease.

(2) The commission determines that the plan submitted under division (B)(1) of this section is satisfactory and will meet the needs of the students enrolled in the school and that the classroom facilities described in the plan do not exceed the construction and design standards established by the commission.

(3) The person or entity that would be party to the agreement has demonstrated financial responsibility to the satisfaction of the commission.

(4) The commission, in consultation with the board of trustees, determines that it is in the best interest of the school for the board of trustees and the commission to enter into the agreement.

(C) Upon approval of the commission, the board of trustees and the commission may enter into an agreement with the person or entity for development of the site in accordance with this section. The agreement shall include the following:

(1) A requirement that development of the site begin not later than eighteen months after the agreement is executed and proceed according to a schedule specified in the agreement;

(2) A stipulation that failure of the person or entity developing the site to comply with the schedule shall be grounds for termination of the agreement;

(3) A provision specifying which party to the agreement owns the facilities located on the site if the school closes prior to the expiration of the agreement and a provision indicating the period of time after the school's closure, if any, during which rent payments will continue to be paid to the person or entity developing the site.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.61

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.58, HB 157, §1, eff. 12/21/2011.

3318.62 Agreements to provide facilities assistance; Mandatory stipulations.

Any agreement between the Ohio school facilities commission and the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school to provide facilities assistance under section 3318.60 or 3318.61 of the Revised Code shall include the following stipulations:

(A) If the school ceases its operations, the school's board of trustees may permit the classroom facilities to be used for only an alternative public purpose, including, but not limited to, primary, secondary, vocational, or higher education services.

(B) If the school ceases its operations due to either the failure of the school's operator to comply with any of the requirements of the contract prescribed under section 3328.12 of the Revised Code or the default by the school's board of trustees on an underlying leasehold or mortgage agreement, the school's board of trustees shall return to the commission the unamortized portion of the state funds provided to the board of trustees under this chapter, based on a straight-line depreciation over the first eighteen years of occupancy. However, if, within twenty-four months after the school's cessation from operation, the classroom facilities of a college-preparatory boarding school are used for an alternative public purpose as prescribed by division (A) of this section, no return of funds by the board of trustees under this division shall be required.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 16, SB 21, §1, eff. 6/4/2013.

3318.70 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Funding to assist STEM schools in the acquisition of classroom facilities.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Acquisition of classroom facilities" has the same meaning as in section 3318.40 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Classroom facilities" has the same meaning as in section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) "STEM school" means a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code that is not governed by a single school district board of education, as prescribed by section 3326.51 of the Revised Code.

(B) Upon receipt of a written proposal by the governing body of a STEM school, the Ohio school facilities commission, subject to approval of the controlling board, may provide funding to assist that STEM school in the acquisition of classroom facilities. The proposal of the governing body shall be submitted in a form and in the manner prescribed by the commission . The proposal shall indicate both the total amount of funding requested from the commission and the amount of other funding pledged for the acquisition of the classroom facilities, the latter of which shall not be less than the total amount of funding requested from the commission. If the commission decides in favor of providing funding for the classroom facilities and if the controlling board approves that funding, the commission shall enter into an agreement with the governing body for the acquisition of the classroom facilities and shall encumber, in accordance with section 3318.11 of the Revised Code, the approved funding from the amounts appropriated to the commission for classroom facilities assistance projects. The agreement shall include a stipulation of the ownership of the classroom facilities in the event the STEM school permanently closes at any time.

(C) In the case of the governing body of a group of STEM schools, as prescribed by section 3326.031 of the Revised Code, the governing body shall submit a proposal for each school under its direction separately, and the commission shall consider each proposal separately.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.70

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

3318.70 [Effective 9/17/2014] Funding to assist STEM schools in the acquisition of classroom facilities.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Acquisition of classroom facilities" has the same meaning as in section 3318.40 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Classroom facilities" has the same meaning as in section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) "STEM school" means a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code that is not governed by a single school district board of education, as prescribed by section 3326.51 of the Revised Code.

(B) The Ohio school facilities commission shall establish guidelines for assisting STEM schools in the acquisition of classroom facilities.

(C) Upon receipt of a written proposal by the governing body of a STEM school, the commission, subject to approval of the controlling board, shall provide funding to assist that STEM school in the acquisition of classroom facilities. The proposal of the governing body shall be submitted in a form and in the manner prescribed by the commission. The proposal shall indicate both the total amount of funding requested from the commission and the amount of other funding pledged for the acquisition of the classroom facilities, the latter of which shall not be less than the total amount of funding requested from the commission. Once the commission determines a proposal meets its established guidelines and if the controlling board approves that funding, the commission shall enter into an agreement with the governing body for the acquisition of the classroom facilities and shall encumber, in accordance with section 3318.11 of the Revised Code, the approved funding from the amounts appropriated to the commission for classroom facilities assistance projects. The agreement shall include a stipulation of the ownership of the classroom facilities in the event the STEM school permanently closes at any time.

(D) In the case of the governing body of a group of STEM schools, as prescribed by section 3326.031 of the Revised Code, the governing body shall submit a proposal for each school under its direction separately, and the commission shall consider each proposal separately.

Cite as R.C. § 3318.70

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.