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