In the case of State ex rel. Horizon Science Academy of Lorain, Incorporated v. Ohio Department of Education, Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1681, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that the “good standing” requirement for a community school does not require the school operator to be a corporation registered with the Ohio Secretary of State.
The government entity denied the school funding under the Quality Community School Support Program believing the “good standing” required community school operators would have to be registered with the Ohio Secretary of State.
The Supreme Court disagreed with the government, holding that the criteria for a community school to be in “good standing” was focused on the provision of effective educational services, which would not require the community school operator to be registered with the Ohio Secretary of State. Therefore, the Supreme Court ordered the government to award the school funding.
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Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.
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