(A) As authorized by the STEM committee, a single governing body may direct a group of multiple STEM schools to operate from multiple facilities located in one or more school districts to be organized and operated in the manner prescribed under this chapter except as specified by this section. Each school within the group shall operate as a separate school but under the direction of a common governing body. The governing body may employ a single treasurer, licensed in the manner prescribed by section 3326.21 of the Revised Code, to manage the fiscal affairs of all of the schools within the group. Each school shall have a chief administrative officer, as required by section 3326.08 of the Revised Code, but the governing body may in its discretion appoint a single individual to be the chief administrative officer of two or more schools in the group. No school within the group shall be organized or funded in the manner prescribed by section 3326.51 of the Revised Code.
(B) The department shall calculate funds under this chapter for each STEM school within a group separately and shall pay those funds directly to each school.
(C) In accordance with section 3326.17 of the Revised Code, the department shall issue a separate report card for each STEM school within a group. The department also shall compute a rating for each group of schools and report that rating in a distinct report card for the group.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.