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Sub. S. B. No. 187As Reported by the Senate Education Committee
As Reported by the Senate Education Committee

124th General Assembly
Regular Session
2001-2002
Sub. S. B. No. 187


SENATORS Nein, Randy Gardner, DiDonato, Brady, Prentiss, Herington, Robert Gardner, Harris, Mumper



A BILL
To amend sections 3311.19 and 3313.12 of the Revised Code to increase the maximum compensation for members of school district boards of education and educational service center governing boards and to permit compensation to members for attendance at training programs.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 3311.19 and 3313.12 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3311.19.  (A) The management and control of a joint vocational school district shall be vested in the joint vocational school district board of education. Where a joint vocational school district is composed only of two or more local school districts located in one county, or when all the participating districts are in one county and the boards of such participating districts so choose, the educational service center governing board of the county in which the joint vocational school district is located shall serve as the joint vocational school district board of education. Where a joint vocational school district is composed of local school districts of more than one county, or of any combination of city, local, or exempted village school districts or educational service centers, unless administration by the educational service center governing board has been chosen by all the participating districts in one county pursuant to this section, the board of education of the joint vocational school district shall be composed of one or more persons who are members of the boards of education from each of the city or exempted village school districts or members of the educational service centers' governing boards affected to be appointed by the boards of education or governing boards of such school districts and educational service centers. In such joint vocational school districts the number and terms of members of the joint vocational school district board of education and the allocation of a given number of members to each of the city and exempted village districts and educational service centers shall be determined in the plan for such district, provided that each such joint vocational school district board of education shall be composed of an odd number of members.
(B) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, a governing board of an educational service center that has members of its governing board serving on a joint vocational school district board of education may make a request to the joint vocational district board that the joint vocational school district plan be revised to provide for one or more members of boards of education of local school districts that are within the territory of the educational service district and within the joint vocational school district to serve in the place of or in addition to its educational service center governing board members. If agreement is obtained among a majority of the boards of education and governing boards that have a member serving on the joint vocational school district board of education and among a majority of the local school district boards of education included in the district and located within the territory of the educational service center whose board requests the substitution or addition, the state board of education may revise the joint vocational school district plan to conform with such agreement.
(C) If the board of education of any school district or educational service center governing board included within a joint vocational district that has had its board or governing board membership revised under division (B) of this section requests the joint vocational school district board to submit to the state board of education a revised plan under which one or more joint vocational board members chosen in accordance with a plan revised under such division would again be chosen in the manner prescribed by division (A) of this section, the joint vocational board shall submit the revised plan to the state board of education, provided the plan is agreed to by a majority of the boards of education represented on the joint vocational board, a majority of the local school district boards included within the joint vocational district, and each educational service center governing board affected by such plan. The state board of education may revise the joint vocational school district plan to conform with the revised plan.
(D) The vocational schools in such joint vocational school district shall be available to all youth of school age within the joint vocational school district subject to the rules adopted by the joint vocational school district board of education in regard to the standards requisite to admission. A joint vocational school district board of education shall have the same powers, duties, and authority for the management and operation of such joint vocational school district as is granted by law, except by this chapter and Chapters 124., 3317., 3323., and 3331. of the Revised Code, to a board of education of a city school district, and shall be subject to all the provisions of law that apply to a city school district, except such provisions in this chapter and Chapters 124., 3317., 3323., and 3331. of the Revised Code.
(E) Where a governing board of an educational service center has been designated to serve as the joint vocational school district board of education, the educational service center superintendent shall be the executive officer for the joint vocational school district, and the governing board may provide for additional compensation to be paid to the educational service center superintendent by the joint vocational school district, but the educational service center superintendent shall have no continuing tenure other than that of educational service center superintendent. The superintendent of schools of a joint vocational school district shall exercise the duties and authority vested by law in a superintendent of schools pertaining to the operation of a school district and the employment and supervision of its personnel. The joint vocational school district board of education shall appoint a treasurer of the joint vocational school district who shall be the fiscal officer for such district and who shall have all the powers, duties, and authority vested by law in a treasurer of a board of education. Where a governing board of an educational service center has been designated to serve as the joint vocational school district board of education, such board may appoint the educational service center superintendent as the treasurer of the joint vocational school district.
(F) Each member of a joint vocational school district board of education may be paid such compensation as the board provides by resolution, but it shall not exceed eighty one hundred twenty-five dollars per member for each meeting attended plus mileage, at the rate per mile provided by resolution of the board, to and from meetings of the board.
The board may provide by resolution for the deduction of amounts payable for benefits under division (D) of section 3313.202 of the Revised Code. No member of a board of a joint vocational school district who is purchasing any category of benefits under such section offered by a city, local, or exempted village school board or educational service center governing board, shall purchase the same category of benefits as a member of the joint vocational school board.
Each member of a joint vocational school district board may be paid such compensation as the board provides by resolution for attendance at an approved training program, provided that such compensation shall not exceed sixty dollars per day for attendance at a training program three hours or fewer in length and one hundred twenty-five dollars a day for attendance at a training program longer than three hours in length. However, no board member shall be compensated for the same training program under this section and section 3313.12 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3313.12.  Each member of the educational service center governing board may be paid such compensation as the governing board provides by resolution, provided that any such compensation shall not exceed eighty one hundred twenty-five dollars a day plus mileage both ways, at the rate per mile provided by resolution of the governing board, to cover the actual and necessary expenses incurred during for attendance upon at any meeting of the board. Such expenses compensation and the expenses of the educational service center superintendent, itemized and verified, shall be paid from the educational service center governing board fund upon vouchers signed by the president of the governing board.
The board of education of any city, local, or exempted village school district may provide by resolution for compensation of its members, provided that such compensation shall not exceed eighty one hundred twenty-five dollars per member for meetings attended. The
The board may provide by resolution for the deduction of amounts payable for benefits under division (D) of section 3313.202 of the Revised Code.
Each member of a district board or educational service center governing board may be paid such compensation as the respective board provides by resolution for attendance at an approved training program, provided that such compensation shall not exceed sixty dollars a day for attendance at a training program three hours or fewer in length and one hundred twenty-five dollars a day for attendance at a training program longer than three hours in length.
Section 2. That existing sections 3311.19 and 3313.12 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
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