130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 338  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 338


Representative Slesnick 

Cosponsors: Representatives Antonio, Ashford, Boyd, Celeste, Foley, Garland, Goyal, Hagan, R., Heard, Letson, Ramos, Stinziano, Yuko 



A BILL
To amend sections 3313.60, 3313.6011, 3314.03, and 3326.11 of the Revised Code to establish statutory standards for comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education in public schools and to designate section 3313.6011 of the Revised Code as the "Act for Our Children's Future."

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 3313.60, 3313.6011, 3314.03, and 3326.11 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3313.60.  Notwithstanding division (D) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code, divisions (A) to (E) of this section do not apply to any cooperative education school district established pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code.
(A) The board of education of each city and exempted village school district, the governing board of each educational service center, and the board of each cooperative education school district established pursuant to section 3311.521 of the Revised Code shall prescribe a curriculum for all schools under their control. Except as provided in division (E) of this section, in any such curriculum there shall be included the study of the following subjects:
(1) The language arts, including reading, writing, spelling, oral and written English, and literature;
(2) Geography, the history of the United States and of Ohio, and national, state, and local government in the United States, including a balanced presentation of the relevant contributions to society of men and women of African, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and American Indian descent as well as other ethnic and racial groups in Ohio and the United States;
(3) Mathematics;
(4) Natural science, including instruction in the conservation of natural resources;
(5) Health education, which shall include instruction in:
(a) The nutritive value of foods, including natural and organically produced foods, the relation of nutrition to health, and the use and effects of food additives;
(b) The harmful effects of and legal restrictions against the use of drugs of abuse, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco;
(c) Venereal disease Sexually transmitted infection prevention education, including HIV/AIDS prevention education in accordance with section 3313.6011 of the Revised Code, except that upon written request of the student's parent or guardian, a student shall be excused from taking instruction in venereal disease education; sexually transmitted infection prevention. Instruction shall stress abstinence but shall not exclude other instruction and materials on contraceptive methods and infection reduction measures.
(d) In grades kindergarten through six, instruction in personal safety and assault prevention, except that upon written request of the student's parent or guardian, a student shall be excused from taking instruction in personal safety and assault prevention;
(e) In grades seven through twelve, age-appropriate instruction in dating violence prevention education, which shall include instruction in recognizing dating violence warning signs and characteristics of healthy relationships.
In order to assist school districts in developing a dating violence prevention education curriculum, the department of education shall provide on its web site links to free curricula addressing dating violence prevention.
If the parent or legal guardian of a student less than eighteen years of age submits to the principal of the student's school a written request to examine the dating violence prevention instruction materials used at that school, the principal, within a reasonable period of time after the request is made, shall allow the parent or guardian to examine those materials at that school.
(6) Physical education;
(7) The fine arts, including music;
(8) First aid, including a training program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, safety, and fire prevention, except that upon written request of the student's parent or guardian, a student shall be excused from taking instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
(B) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, every school or school district shall include in the requirements for promotion from the eighth grade to the ninth grade one year's course of study of American history. A board may waive this requirement for academically accelerated students who, in accordance with procedures adopted by the board, are able to demonstrate mastery of essential concepts and skills of the eighth grade American history course of study.
(C) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, every high school shall include in the requirements for graduation from any curriculum one unit of American history and government, including a study of the constitutions of the United States and of Ohio.
(D) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, basic instruction in geography, United States history, the government of the United States, the government of the state of Ohio, local government in Ohio, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Constitution of the state of Ohio shall be required before pupils may participate in courses involving the study of social problems, economics, foreign affairs, United Nations, world government, socialism and communism.
(E) For each cooperative education school district established pursuant to section 3311.521 of the Revised Code and each city, exempted village, and local school district that has territory within such a cooperative district, the curriculum adopted pursuant to divisions (A) to (D) of this section shall only include the study of the subjects that apply to the grades operated by each such school district. The curriculums for such schools, when combined, shall provide to each student of these districts all of the subjects required under divisions (A) to (D) of this section.
(F) The board of education of any cooperative education school district established pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code shall prescribe a curriculum for the subject areas and grade levels offered in any school under its control.
(G) Upon the request of any parent or legal guardian of a student, the board of education of any school district shall permit the parent or guardian to promptly examine, with respect to the parent's or guardian's own child:
(1) Any survey or questionnaire, prior to its administration to the child;
(2) Any textbook, workbook, software, video, or other instructional materials being used by the district in connection with the instruction of the child;
(3) Any completed and graded test taken or survey or questionnaire filled out by the child;
(4) Copies of the statewide academic standards and each model curriculum developed pursuant to section 3301.079 of the Revised Code, which copies shall be available at all times during school hours in each district school building.
Sec. 3313.6011.  (A) As used in this section, "sexual activity" has the same meaning as in section 2907.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) Instruction in venereal disease education pursuant to division (A)(5)(c) of section 3313.60 of the Revised Code shall emphasize that abstinence from sexual activity is the only protection that is one hundred per cent effective against unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and the sexual transmission of a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
(C) In adopting minimum standards under section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, the state board of education shall require course material and instruction in venereal disease education courses taught pursuant to division (A)(5)(c) of section 3313.60 of the Revised Code to do all of the following:
(1) Stress that students should abstain from sexual activity until after marriage;
(2) Teach the potential physical, psychological, emotional, and social side effects of participating in sexual activity outside of marriage;
(3) Teach that conceiving children out of wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child's parents, and society;
(4) Stress that sexually transmitted diseases are serious possible hazards of sexual activity;
(5) Advise students of the laws pertaining to financial responsibility of parents to children born in and out of wedlock;
(6) Advise students of the circumstances under which it is criminal to have sexual contact with a person under the age of sixteen pursuant to section 2907.04 of the Revised Code;
(7) Emphasize adoption as an option for unintended pregnancies.
(D):
(1) "Age-appropriate" means designed to teach concepts, information, and skills based on the social, cognitive, and emotional level of pupils.
(2) "Comprehensive sexual health education" means education regarding human development and sexuality, including education on sexual health, family planning, and sexually transmitted infections.
(3) "HIV/AIDS prevention education" means instruction on the nature of HIV/AIDS, methods of transmission, strategies to reduce the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and social and public health issues related to HIV/AIDS. "HIV/AIDS prevention education" is not comprehensive sexual health education.
(4) "Instructors trained in the appropriate courses" means instructors with knowledge of the most recent medically and scientifically accurate research on human sexuality, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections.
(5) "Medically and scientifically accurate" means verified or supported by research conducted in compliance with scientific methods and published in peer-reviewed journals, where appropriate, and recognized as accurate and objective by professional organizations and agencies with expertise in the relevant field, such as the United States centers for disease control and prevention and the American college of obstetricians and gynecologists.
(B) Any school district or educational service center may offer comprehensive sexual health education. Beginning on the first day of August immediately following the effective date of this amendment, each school district and educational service center that elects to offer comprehensive sexual health education shall ensure that the program meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Instruction and materials shall be age-appropriate.
(2) All factual information shall be medically and scientifically accurate.
(3) Instruction and materials shall be appropriate for use with all pupils regardless of gender, race, ethnic and cultural background, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
(4) Instruction and materials shall encourage pupils to communicate with their parents or guardians about human sexuality.
(5) Instruction and materials shall teach all of the following:
(a) That abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and other associated health problems;
(b) That bearing children outside of a committed relationship is likely to have consequences for the child, the child's parents, and society;
(c) How, as young people, to effectively reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increases vulnerability to sexual advances;
(d) The importance of attaining self-sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity.
(6) Instruction and materials shall stress abstinence but shall not exclude other instruction and materials on contraceptive methods and infection reduction measures.
(7) If age-appropriate, instruction and materials shall provide information about the effectiveness and safety, including the health benefits and side effects, of all contraceptive methods in preventing unintended pregnancy and reducing the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.
(8) Instruction about sexually transmitted infections shall commence not later than grade seven. The instruction shall include information on how sexually transmitted infections are and are not transmitted, the effectiveness and methods of reducing the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, and identification of local resources for testing and medical care for sexually transmitted infections and HIV.
(9) If age-appropriate, instruction and materials shall provide pupils with skills for negotiating intimate relationships and making and implementing responsible decisions about sexuality.
(10) If age-appropriate, instruction and materials shall include a discussion of the possible emotional, physical, and psychological consequences of preadolescent and adolescent sexual activity and the emotional, physical, and psychological consequences of unintended pregnancy.
(11) Instruction and materials shall teach pupils to recognize unwanted physical and verbal sexual advances, not to make unwanted physical and verbal sexual advances, and how to effectively reject unwanted sexual advances. The instruction and materials shall cover verbal, physical, and visual sexual harassment, including nonconsensual physical sexual contact and rape by an acquaintance or family member. The course information and materials shall emphasize personal accountability and respect for others and shall encourage youth to resist peer pressure.
(12) Comprehensive sexual health education shall not include any instruction or materials that teach or promote religious doctrine.
A school district or educational service center may use separate, outside speakers or prepared curricula to teach different content areas or units with the comprehensive sexual health education program, as long as all speakers, curricula, and materials used comply with this section.
(C) Each city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school district shall ensure that each pupil in grades seven through twelve receives HIV/AIDS prevention education from instructors trained in the appropriate courses. Each pupil shall receive this instruction at least once in grades seven through nine, and at least once in grades ten through twelve. HIV/AIDS prevention education, whether taught by school district personnel or outside consultants, shall accurately reflect the latest information and recommendations from the United States surgeon general, the United States centers for disease control and prevention, and the national academy of sciences, and shall include all of the following:
(1) Information on the nature of HIV/AIDS and its effects on the human body;
(2) Information on the manner in which HIV is and is not transmitted, including information on activities that present the highest risk of HIV infection;
(3) Discussion of methods to reduce the risk of HIV infection, which shall emphasize that sexual abstinence, monogamy, and the avoidance of multiple sexual partners, and abstinence from intravenous drug use, are the most effective means for HIV/AIDS prevention, but shall also include statistics based upon the latest medical information citing the success and failure rates of condoms and other contraceptives in preventing sexually transmitted HIV infection, as well as information on other methods that may reduce the risk of HIV transmission from intravenous drug use;
(4) Discussion of the public health issues associated with HIV/AIDS;
(5) Information on local resources for HIV testing and medical care;
(6) Instruction and materials that provide pupils with skills for negotiating intimate relationships and making and implementing responsible decisions about sexuality;
(7) Discussion about societal views on HIV/AIDS, including stereotypes and myths regarding persons with HIV/AIDS, which shall emphasize an understanding of the condition and its impact on people's lives;
(8) Instruction and materials that teach pupils to recognize unwanted physical and verbal sexual advances, not to make unwanted physical and verbal sexual advances, and how to effectively reject unwanted sexual advances. The instruction and materials shall cover verbal, physical, and visual sexual harassment, including nonconsensual physical sexual contact and rape by an acquaintance or family member. The course information and materials shall emphasize personal accountability and respect for others and shall encourage youth to resist peer pressure.
(D) Each school district and educational service center shall cooperatively plan and provide, through regional planning, joint powers agreements, or contract services, in-service training for all school district personnel who provide comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education. In doing so, each district and service center shall consult with the department of education.
The in-service training shall be conducted periodically to enable district and service center personnel to learn new developments in the scientific understanding of sexual health and HIV/AIDS. The in-service training shall be voluntary for district and service center personnel who have demonstrated expertise or received in-service training from the department or the United States centers for disease control and prevention.
A district or service center may contract with outside consultants with expertise in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education, including those who have developed multilingual curricula or curricula accessible to persons with disabilities, to deliver the in-service training to district or service center personnel.
(E) At the beginning of each school year, or at the time of enrollment in the case of a pupil who enrolls after the beginning of the school year, each school district shall notify the parent or guardian of each pupil about instruction in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education and about research on pupil health behaviors and health risks planned for that year. The notice shall advise parents and guardians of all of the following:
(1) That written and audio-visual educational materials used in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education are available for inspection;
(2) Whether comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education will be taught by school district personnel or by outside consultants;
(3) That a parent or guardian may request a copy of this section;
(4) That a parent or guardian may request in writing that the child not receive comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education.
A school district or educational service center shall not permit a pupil to attend any class in comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education if the school has received a written request from the pupil's parent or guardian excusing the pupil from participation. A pupil who is so excused shall not be subject to disciplinary action, academic penalty, or other sanction, and the district or service center shall make an alternative educational activity available for the pupil while comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education is conducted.
Each school district and educational service center shall make written and audio-visual educational materials used in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education available for inspection by the parents and guardians of pupils. Each school district shall provide a copy of this section upon request to the parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in the district.
(F) Any model education program for health education the state board of education adopts shall conform to the requirements of this section.
(E) On and after March 18, 1999, and notwithstanding (G) If a school district or educational service center does not elect to offer comprehensive sexual health education under this section, any sexual education that the school district or educational service center offers, including instruction in sexually transmitted infection prevention pursuant to division (A)(5)(c) of section 3313.60 of the Revised Code, shall stress abstinence but shall not exclude other instruction and materials on contraceptive methods and infection reduction measures.
(H) Notwithstanding section 3302.07 of the Revised Code, the superintendent of public instruction shall not approve, pursuant to that section 3302.07 of the Revised Code, any waiver of any requirement of this section or of any rule adopted by the state board of education pursuant to this section.
Sec. 3314.03.  A copy of every contract entered into under this section shall be filed with the superintendent of public instruction.
(A) Each contract entered into between a sponsor and the governing authority of a community school shall specify the following:
(1) That the school shall be established as either of the following:
(a) A nonprofit corporation established under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code, if established prior to April 8, 2003;
(b) A public benefit corporation established under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code, if established after April 8, 2003.
(2) The education program of the school, including the school's mission, the characteristics of the students the school is expected to attract, the ages and grades of students, and the focus of the curriculum;
(3) The academic goals to be achieved and the method of measurement that will be used to determine progress toward those goals, which shall include the statewide achievement assessments;
(4) Performance standards by which the success of the school will be evaluated by the sponsor;
(5) The admission standards of section 3314.06 of the Revised Code and, if applicable, section 3314.061 of the Revised Code;
(6)(a) Dismissal procedures;
(b) A requirement that the governing authority adopt an attendance policy that includes a procedure for automatically withdrawing a student from the school if the student without a legitimate excuse fails to participate in one hundred five consecutive hours of the learning opportunities offered to the student.
(7) The ways by which the school will achieve racial and ethnic balance reflective of the community it serves;
(8) Requirements for financial audits by the auditor of state. The contract shall require financial records of the school to be maintained in the same manner as are financial records of school districts, pursuant to rules of the auditor of state. Audits shall be conducted in accordance with section 117.10 of the Revised Code.
(9) The facilities to be used and their locations;
(10) Qualifications of teachers, including the following:
(a) A requirement that the school's classroom teachers be licensed in accordance with sections 3319.22 to 3319.31 of the Revised Code, except that a community school may engage noncertificated persons to teach up to twelve hours per week pursuant to section 3319.301 of the Revised Code;
(b) A requirement that each classroom teacher initially hired by the school on or after July 1, 2013, and employed to provide instruction in physical education hold a valid license issued pursuant to section 3319.22 of the Revised Code for teaching physical education.
(11) That the school will comply with the following requirements:
(a) The school will provide learning opportunities to a minimum of twenty-five students for a minimum of nine hundred twenty hours per school year.
(b) The governing authority will purchase liability insurance, or otherwise provide for the potential liability of the school.
(c) The school will be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, and will not be operated by a sectarian school or religious institution.
(d) The school will comply with sections 9.90, 9.91, 109.65, 121.22, 149.43, 2151.357, 2151.421, 2313.18, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712, 3301.0715, 3313.472, 3313.50, 3313.536, 3313.608, 3313.6011, 3313.6012, 3313.6013, 3313.6014, 3313.6015, 3313.643, 3313.648, 3313.66, 3313.661, 3313.662, 3313.666, 3313.667, 3313.67, 3313.671, 3313.672, 3313.673, 3313.69, 3313.71, 3313.716, 3313.718, 3313.719, 3313.80, 3313.814, 3313.816, 3313.817, 3313.86, 3313.96, 3319.073, 3319.321, 3319.39, 3319.391, 3319.41, 3321.01, 3321.041, 3321.13, 3321.14, 3321.17, 3321.18, 3321.19, 3321.191, 3327.10, 4111.17, 4113.52, and 5705.391 and Chapters 117., 1347., 2744., 3365., 3742., 4112., 4123., 4141., and 4167. of the Revised Code as if it were a school district and will comply with section 3301.0714 of the Revised Code in the manner specified in section 3314.17 of the Revised Code.
(e) The school shall comply with Chapter 102. and section 2921.42 of the Revised Code.
(f) The school will comply with sections 3313.61, 3313.611, and 3313.614 of the Revised Code, except that for students who enter ninth grade for the first time before July 1, 2010, the requirement in sections 3313.61 and 3313.611 of the Revised Code that a person must successfully complete the curriculum in any high school prior to receiving a high school diploma may be met by completing the curriculum adopted by the governing authority of the community school rather than the curriculum specified in Title XXXIII of the Revised Code or any rules of the state board of education. Beginning with students who enter ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2010, the requirement in sections 3313.61 and 3313.611 of the Revised Code that a person must successfully complete the curriculum of a high school prior to receiving a high school diploma shall be met by completing the Ohio core curriculum prescribed in division (C) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code, unless the person qualifies under division (D) or (F) of that section. Each school shall comply with the plan for awarding high school credit based on demonstration of subject area competency, adopted by the state board of education under division (J) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code.
(g) The school governing authority will submit within four months after the end of each school year a report of its activities and progress in meeting the goals and standards of divisions (A)(3) and (4) of this section and its financial status to the sponsor and the parents of all students enrolled in the school.
(h) The school, unless it is an internet- or computer-based community school, will comply with sections 3313.674 and section 3313.801 of the Revised Code as if it were a school district.
(i) If the school is the recipient of moneys from a grant awarded under the federal race to the top program, Division (A), Title XIV, Sections 14005 and 14006 of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, the school will pay teachers based upon performance in accordance with section 3317.141 and will comply with section 3319.111 of the Revised Code as if it were a school district.
(12) Arrangements for providing health and other benefits to employees;
(13) The length of the contract, which shall begin at the beginning of an academic year. No contract shall exceed five years unless such contract has been renewed pursuant to division (E) of this section.
(14) The governing authority of the school, which shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of the contract;
(15) A financial plan detailing an estimated school budget for each year of the period of the contract and specifying the total estimated per pupil expenditure amount for each such year. The plan shall specify for each year the base formula amount that will be used for purposes of funding calculations under section 3314.08 of the Revised Code. This base formula amount for any year shall not exceed the formula amount defined under section 3317.02 of the Revised Code. The plan may also specify for any year a percentage figure to be used for reducing the per pupil amount of the subsidy calculated pursuant to section 3317.029 of the Revised Code the school is to receive that year under section 3314.08 of the Revised Code.
(16) Requirements and procedures regarding the disposition of employees of the school in the event the contract is terminated or not renewed pursuant to section 3314.07 of the Revised Code;
(17) Whether the school is to be created by converting all or part of an existing public school or educational service center building or is to be a new start-up school, and if it is a converted public school or service center building, specification of any duties or responsibilities of an employer that the board of education or service center governing board that operated the school or building before conversion is delegating to the governing authority of the community school with respect to all or any specified group of employees provided the delegation is not prohibited by a collective bargaining agreement applicable to such employees;
(18) Provisions establishing procedures for resolving disputes or differences of opinion between the sponsor and the governing authority of the community school;
(19) A provision requiring the governing authority to adopt a policy regarding the admission of students who reside outside the district in which the school is located. That policy shall comply with the admissions procedures specified in sections 3314.06 and 3314.061 of the Revised Code and, at the sole discretion of the authority, shall do one of the following:
(a) Prohibit the enrollment of students who reside outside the district in which the school is located;
(b) Permit the enrollment of students who reside in districts adjacent to the district in which the school is located;
(c) Permit the enrollment of students who reside in any other district in the state.
(20) A provision recognizing the authority of the department of education to take over the sponsorship of the school in accordance with the provisions of division (C) of section 3314.015 of the Revised Code;
(21) A provision recognizing the sponsor's authority to assume the operation of a school under the conditions specified in division (B) of section 3314.073 of the Revised Code;
(22) A provision recognizing both of the following:
(a) The authority of public health and safety officials to inspect the facilities of the school and to order the facilities closed if those officials find that the facilities are not in compliance with health and safety laws and regulations;
(b) The authority of the department of education as the community school oversight body to suspend the operation of the school under section 3314.072 of the Revised Code if the department has evidence of conditions or violations of law at the school that pose an imminent danger to the health and safety of the school's students and employees and the sponsor refuses to take such action;.
(23) A description of the learning opportunities that will be offered to students including both classroom-based and non-classroom-based learning opportunities that is in compliance with criteria for student participation established by the department under division (L)(2) of section 3314.08 of the Revised Code;
(24) The school will comply with sections 3302.04 and 3302.041 of the Revised Code, except that any action required to be taken by a school district pursuant to those sections shall be taken by the sponsor of the school. However, the sponsor shall not be required to take any action described in division (F) of section 3302.04 of the Revised Code.
(25) Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year, the school will open for operation not later than the thirtieth day of September each school year, unless the mission of the school as specified under division (A)(2) of this section is solely to serve dropouts. In its initial year of operation, if the school fails to open by the thirtieth day of September, or within one year after the adoption of the contract pursuant to division (D) of section 3314.02 of the Revised Code if the mission of the school is solely to serve dropouts, the contract shall be void.
(B) The community school shall also submit to the sponsor a comprehensive plan for the school. The plan shall specify the following:
(1) The process by which the governing authority of the school will be selected in the future;
(2) The management and administration of the school;
(3) If the community school is a currently existing public school or educational service center building, alternative arrangements for current public school students who choose not to attend the converted school and for teachers who choose not to teach in the school or building after conversion;
(4) The instructional program and educational philosophy of the school;
(5) Internal financial controls.
(C) A contract entered into under section 3314.02 of the Revised Code between a sponsor and the governing authority of a community school may provide for the community school governing authority to make payments to the sponsor, which is hereby authorized to receive such payments as set forth in the contract between the governing authority and the sponsor. The total amount of such payments for oversight and monitoring of the school shall not exceed three per cent of the total amount of payments for operating expenses that the school receives from the state.
(D) The contract shall specify the duties of the sponsor which shall be in accordance with the written agreement entered into with the department of education under division (B) of section 3314.015 of the Revised Code and shall include the following:
(1) Monitor the community school's compliance with all laws applicable to the school and with the terms of the contract;
(2) Monitor and evaluate the academic and fiscal performance and the organization and operation of the community school on at least an annual basis;
(3) Report on an annual basis the results of the evaluation conducted under division (D)(2) of this section to the department of education and to the parents of students enrolled in the community school;
(4) Provide technical assistance to the community school in complying with laws applicable to the school and terms of the contract;
(5) Take steps to intervene in the school's operation to correct problems in the school's overall performance, declare the school to be on probationary status pursuant to section 3314.073 of the Revised Code, suspend the operation of the school pursuant to section 3314.072 of the Revised Code, or terminate the contract of the school pursuant to section 3314.07 of the Revised Code as determined necessary by the sponsor;
(6) Have in place a plan of action to be undertaken in the event the community school experiences financial difficulties or closes prior to the end of a school year.
(E) Upon the expiration of a contract entered into under this section, the sponsor of a community school may, with the approval of the governing authority of the school, renew that contract for a period of time determined by the sponsor, but not ending earlier than the end of any school year, if the sponsor finds that the school's compliance with applicable laws and terms of the contract and the school's progress in meeting the academic goals prescribed in the contract have been satisfactory. Any contract that is renewed under this division remains subject to the provisions of sections 3314.07, 3314.072, and 3314.073 of the Revised Code.
(F) If a community school fails to open for operation within one year after the contract entered into under this section is adopted pursuant to division (D) of section 3314.02 of the Revised Code or permanently closes prior to the expiration of the contract, the contract shall be void and the school shall not enter into a contract with any other sponsor. A school shall not be considered permanently closed because the operations of the school have been suspended pursuant to section 3314.072 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3326.11. Each science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under this chapter and its governing body shall comply with sections 9.90, 9.91, 109.65, 121.22, 149.43, 2151.357, 2151.421, 2313.18, 2921.42, 2921.43, 3301.0714, 3301.0715, 3313.14, 3313.15, 3313.16, 3313.18, 3313.201, 3313.26, 3313.472, 3313.48, 3313.481, 3313.482, 3313.50, 3313.536, 3313.608, 3313.6011, 3313.6012, 3313.6013, 3313.6014, 3313.6015, 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.614, 3313.615, 3313.643, 3313.648, 3313.66, 3313.661, 3313.662, 3313.666, 3313.667, 3313.67, 3313.671, 3313.672, 3313.673, 3313.674, 3313.69, 3313.71, 3313.716, 3313.718, 3313.719, 3313.80, 3313.801, 3313.814, 3313.816, 3313.817, 3313.86, 3313.88, 3313.96, 3319.073, 3319.21, 3319.32, 3319.321, 3319.35, 3319.39, 3319.391, 3319.41, 3319.45, 3321.01, 3321.041, 3321.13, 3321.14, 3321.17, 3321.18, 3321.19, 3321.191, 3327.10, 4111.17, 4113.52, and 5705.391 and Chapters 102., 117., 1347., 2744., 3307., 3309., 3365., 3742., 4112., 4123., 4141., and 4167. of the Revised Code as if it were a school district.
Section 2. That existing sections 3313.60, 3313.6011, 3314.03, and 3326.11 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
Section 3. (A) Section 3313.6011 of the Revised Code is to be known as the "Act for Our Children's Future."
(B) The purposes of the Act for Our Children's Future are to:
(1) Provide pupils with knowledge and skills necessary to protect their sexual and reproductive health from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections;
(2) Encourage pupils to develop responsible decision-making skills as well as healthy attitudes and values about adolescent growth and development, body image, gender roles, sexual orientation, and healthy relationships.
Section 4. The references to section 3313.674 of the Revised Code, in division (A)(11)(h) of section 3314.03 and in section 3326.11 of the Revised Code, are presented in this act as law in conformity with the expressed intent of the Governor's veto message for Am. Sub. H.B. 153 of the 129th General Assembly to veto the repeal of the body mass index screening program.
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