The state board of education shall enter into a contract with the operator of each college-preparatory boarding school established under this chapter. The contract shall stipulate the following:
(A) The school's board of trustees shall oversee the acquisition of a facility for the school.
(B) The operator shall operate the school in accordance with the terms of the proposal accepted by the state board under section 3328.11 of the Revised Code, including the plan for increasing the grade levels offered by the school.
(C) The school shall comply with the provisions of this chapter.
(D) The school shall comply with any other provisions of law specified in the contract and the rules adopted by the state board under section 3328.50 of the Revised Code.
(E) The school shall comply with the bylaws adopted by the board of trustees under section 3328.13 of the Revised Code.
(F) The school shall meet the academic goals and other performance standards specified in the contract.
(G) The school shall have a fiscal officer who meets standards established for the purposes of this division by the state board.
(H) In accordance with procedures specified in the contract, the department of education shall monitor the operation, programs, and facilities of the school, including conducting on-site visits of the school.
(I) The department may take actions, as specified in the contract, to resolve issues of noncompliance by the school of the provisions of this chapter, the contract, the bylaws adopted by the board of trustees, or rules adopted by the state board. Such specified actions shall include procedures for notice of noncompliance and appeal to the state board of the decisions of the department.
(J) The state board or the operator may terminate the contract in accordance with the procedures specified in the contract, which shall include at least a requirement that the party seeking termination give prior notice of the intent to terminate the contract and a requirement that the party receiving such notice be granted an opportunity to redress any grievances cited in the notice prior to the termination.
(K) If the school closes for any reason, the school's board of trustees shall execute the closing in the manner specified in the contract.
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.