(A) Each collective bargaining agreement entered into by a school district board of education under Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code on or after the effective date of this section shall allow for the waiver of any provision of the agreement specified in the innovation plan approved or created under section 3302.061 of the Revised Code as needing to be waived to implement the plan, in the event the district is designated as a school district of innovation.
(1) In the case of an innovation school, waiver of the provisions specified in the innovation plan shall be contingent upon at least sixty per cent of the members of the bargaining unit covered by the collective bargaining agreement who work in the school voting, by secret ballot, to approve the waiver.
(2) In the case of an innovation school zone, waiver of the provisions specified in the innovation plan shall be contingent upon, in each participating school, at least sixty per cent of the members of the bargaining unit covered by the collective bargaining agreement who work in that school voting, by secret ballot, to approve the waiver. If at least sixty per cent of the members of the bargaining unit in a participating school do not vote to approve the waiver, the board may revise the innovation plan to remove that school from the innovation school zone.
(3) If a board’s revisions to an innovation plan under section 3302.066 of the Revised Code require a waiver of additional provisions of the collective bargaining agreement, that waiver shall be contingent upon approval under division (B)(1) or (2) of this section in the same manner as the initial waiver.
(C) A waiver approved under division (B) of this section shall continue to apply relative to any substantially similar provision of a collective bargaining agreement entered into after the approval of the waiver.
(D) A waiver approved under division (B) of this section shall cease to apply to a school if the school’s designation as an innovation school is revoked or the innovation school zone in which the school participates has its designation revoked under section 3302.065 of the Revised Code, or if the school is removed from an innovation school zone under that section.
(E) An employee working in an innovation school or a school participating in an innovation school zone who is a member of a bargaining unit that approves a waiver under division (B) of this section may request the board to transfer the employee to another school of the district. The board shall make every reasonable effort to accommodate the employee’s request.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.