(1) If a community learning center process is initiated under section 3302.17 of the Revised Code for any school building operated by a city, exempted village, or local school district or a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, the district board of education or community school governing authority shall create a school action team for the school building. The team shall consist of twelve members, as follows:
(a) Seven individuals, consisting of parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school and m embers of the community w ho are not teachers or non teaching employees, as elected by their peers;
(b) Five teachers and non teaching employees who are assigned to the school building and are not parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school, as elected by their peers.
(2) To assist a school action team initiated under section 3302.17 of the Revised Code, the district board, community school governing authority, or community partner shall select an individual who is employed by the district, school, or community partner to serve as the resource coordinator for the community learning center. The school action team shall make recommendations to the board, governing authority, or community partner on potential candidates. The resource coordinator shall not be considered a member of a school action team. The resource coordinator shall assist in the development and coordination of programs and services for the community learning center.
(B) All members of a school action team shall serve as voting members. Terms of office shall b e for three years, and vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
Members shall serve without compensation.
(C) In addition to the responsibilities listed in section 3302.17 of the Revised Code, the school action team shall do all of the following:
(1) Monitor and assist in the implementation of the school improvement plan, if adopted;
(2) Meet with candidates for principal and other administrative positions and make recommendations to the superintendent and board of education of the district or governing authority of the community school;
(3) Advise on school budgets;
(4) Establish ongoing mechanisms that engage students, parents, and community members in the school;
(5) Continue to collect feedback and information from parents using an annual survey;
(6) Develop and approve a written parent involvement policy that outlines the role of parents and guardians in the school;
(7) Monitor school progress on data related to academic achievement; attendance, suspensions, and expulsions; graduation rates; and reclassifications disaggregated by major racial and ethnic groups, limited English proficient students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities;
(8) Receive regular updates from the principal on policy matters affecting the school and provide advice on such matters;
(9) Meet regularly with parents and community members to discuss policy matters affecting the school.
Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 70, §1, eff. 10/15/2015.