Ohio - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law establishes guidelines for school construction and building maintenance that may address student health and safety.

Ohio Revised Code 3318.39 1:1 school facilities option program.

(A) The 1:1 school facilities option program is hereby established. Under the program, the Ohio facilities construction commission shall provide state funds to assist eligible school districts in constructing, acquiring, reconstructing, or making additions or repairs to any feature of a classroom facility that meets the design standards of the commission in lieu of that district participating in the classroom facilities assistance program under sections 3318.01 to 3318.20 of the Revised Code, in the case of a city, exempted village, or local school district, or sections 3318.40 to 3318.45 of the Revised Code, in the case of a joint vocational school district.

For purposes of this program, an eligible school district is either of the following:
(1) A city, exempted village, or local school district that has not entered into an agreement for any program under this chapter, except for emergency assistance under section 3318.351 of the Revised Code, prior to the effective date of this section. A district that received partial assistance prior to May 20, 1997, and can qualify for assistance under division (B)(2) of section 3318.04 of the Revised Code shall not be eligible for assistance under this section.

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