Section 3326.34 | Costs in excess of threshold catastrophic costs.
If a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under this chapter incurs costs for a fiscal year for a student receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a disability described in divisions (B) to (F) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code that exceed the threshold catastrophic cost for serving the student as specified in division (B) of section 3317.0214 of the Revised Code, the STEM school may submit to the superintendent of public instruction documentation, as prescribed by the superintendent, of all its costs for that student. Upon submission of documentation for a student of the type and in the manner prescribed, the department of education shall pay to the school or, if the school is part of a group of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics schools under section 3326.031 of the Revised Code, to the governing body of that group an amount equal to the school's costs for the student in excess of the threshold catastrophic costs.
The school shall only report under this section, and the department shall only pay for, the costs of educational expenses and the related services provided to the student in accordance with the student's IEP. Any legal fees, court costs, or other costs associated with any cause of action relating to the student may not be included in the amount.