130th Ohio General Assembly
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(123rd General Assembly)
(House Bill Number 178)



AN ACT
To amend section 3301.03 of the Revised Code to remove the prohibition against an employee or officer of a public or private college, university, or other institution of higher education from serving on the State Board of Education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1 .  That section 3301.03 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 3301.03.  Each elected voting member of the state board of education shall be a qualified elector residing in the territory composing the district from which the member is elected, and shall be nominated and elected to office as provided by Title XXXV of the Revised Code. Each appointed voting member of the board shall be a qualified elector residing in the state. At least four of the appointed voting members shall represent rural school districts in the state, as evidenced by the member's current place of residence and at least one of the following:

(1)(A) The member's children attend, or at one time attended, school in a rural district;

(2)(B) The member's past or present occupation is associated with rural areas of the state;

(3)(C) The member possesses other credentials or experience demonstrating knowledge and familiarity with rural school districts.

Each No elected and or appointed voting member of the board shall not, during his the member's term of office, hold any other public position of trust or profit, or be an employee or officer of any public or private elementary or secondary school, or a public or private college, university, or other institution of higher education. Before entering on the duties of his office, each elected and appointed voting member shall subscribe to the official oath of office.

Each voting member of the state board of education shall be paid a salary fixed pursuant to division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code, together with his the member's actual and necessary expenses incurred while engaged in the performance of his the member's official duties or in the conduct of authorized board business, and while en route to and from his the member's home for such purposes.

SECTION 2 .  That existing section 3301.03 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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