3328.15 Governance; Board of trustees.

(A) Each college-preparatory boarding school established under this chapter shall be governed by a board of trustees consisting of up to twenty-five members. Five of those members shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. The governor's appointments may be based on nonbinding recommendations made by the superintendent of public instruction. Of the remaining members, initial members shall be appointed by the school's operator and future members shall be appointed pursuant to the bylaws adopted under section 3328.13 of the Revised Code. The governor, operator, or any other person or entity who appoints a member of the board of trustees under this section or the bylaws adopted under section 3328.13 of the Revised Code may remove that member from the board at any time.

(B) The terms of office of the initial members shall be as follows:

(1) Two members appointed by the governor shall serve for an initial term of three years.

(2) Two members appointed by the governor shall serve for an initial term of two years.

(3) One member appointed by the governor shall serve for an initial term of one year.

(4) One-third of the members appointed by the operator, rounded down to the nearest whole number, shall serve for an initial term of three years.

(5) One-third of the members appointed by the operator, rounded down to the nearest whole number, shall serve for an initial term of two years.

(6) One-third of the members appointed by the operator, rounded down to the nearest whole number, shall serve for an initial term of one year.

(7) Any remaining members appointed by the operator shall serve for an initial term of one year.

Thereafter the terms of office of all members shall be for three years.

The beginning date and ending date of terms of office shall be as prescribed by the school's operator, unless modified in the bylaws adopted under section 3328.13 of the Revised Code.

(C) Vacancies on the board shall be filled in the same manner as the initial appointments. A member appointed to an unexpired term shall serve for the remainder of that term and may be reappointed subject to division (D) of this section.

(D) No member may serve for more than three consecutive three-year terms.

(E) The officers of the board shall be selected by and from among the members of the board.

(F) Compensation for the members of the board, if any, shall be as prescribed in the bylaws adopted under section 3328.13 of the Revised Code.

(G) It shall be construed that any contract entered into by the board of trustees or any officer or trustee of a college-preparatory boarding school, including, but not limited to, an agreement or contract required by section 3318.08, 3318.60, or 3318.61 of the Revised Code, is entered into by such individuals in their official capacities as representatives of the college-preparatory boarding school. No officer, trustee, or member of the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school incurs any personal liability by virtue of section 3318.08, 3318.60, or 3318.61 of the Revised Code or the entering into any contract on behalf of the school.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 16, SB 21, §1, eff. 6/4/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

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.