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.

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