(A) In any fiscal year, a STEM school receiving funds under division (G) of section 3326.33 of the Revised Code shall spend those funds only for the purposes that the department designates as approved for career-technical education expenses. Career-technical educational expenses approved by the department shall include only expenses connected to the delivery of career-technical programming to career-technical students. The department shall require the school to report data annually so that the department may monitor the school's compliance with the requirements regarding the manner in which funding received under division (G) of section 3326.33 of the Revised Code may be spent.
(B) All funds received under division (G) of section 3326.33 of the Revised Code shall be spent in the following manner:
(1) At least seventy-five per cent of the funds shall be spent on curriculum development, purchase, and implementation; instructional resources and supplies; industry-based program certification; student assessment, credentialing, and placement; curriculum specific equipment purchases and leases; career-technical student organization fees and expenses; home and agency linkages; work-based learning experiences; professional development; and other costs directly associated with career-technical education programs including development of new programs.
(2) Not more than twenty-five per cent of the funds shall be used for personnel expenditures.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.