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IN
THE
SUPREMECOURTOFOHIOState
of
Ohio
exrei.
OhioCongress
of
ParentsandTeachers,
et
al.,
Appellants/Cross-Appellees,CaseNo.04-1668v.State
of
OhioBoard
of
Education,
et
al.,
Appellees/Cross-Appellants.OnAppealFromtheFranklinCountyCourt
of
Appeals,TenthAppellateDistrict
,----
MERITBRIEFOFAPPELLEES/CROSS-APPELLANTSCOMMUNITYSCHOOLDEFENDANTS
Donald
J.
Mooney,Jr.(0014202)ULMER
&
BERNELLP600VineStreet,Suite2800Cincinnati,Ohio45202-2409Telephone:(513)698-5070Facsimile:(513)698-5071dmooney(a:)ulmer.comCounselforAppellants/Cross-AppelleesStephen
P.
Carney,Esq.(0063460)SeniorDeputySolicitorOffice
of
theOhioAttorneyGeneral30EastBroadStreet,1
i
h
FloorColumbus,Ohio43215-3400scarney(a:)ag.state.oh.
us
CounselforStateAppellees/Cross-AppellantsFordham
E.
Huffman(0020870)ChadA.ReadIer(0068394)
Counsel
of
Record
JONESDAY325John
H.
McConnellBlvd.,Suite600Columbus,OH43215-2673Telephone:(614)469-3939Facsimile:(614)461-4198fehuffman@jonesday.comcareadler@jonesday.comCounselforAppellees/Cross-AppellantsCommunitySchoolDefendantsAcademy
of
Business
&
Technology(Toledo),Academy
of
Cleveland,Academy
of
Dayton,AlternativeEducationAcademy,AuroraAcademy,AutismAcademy
of
Learning,Citizen'sAcademy,ColinPowellLeadershipAcademy,CornerstoneAcademy,DaytonAcademy,TheDaytonViewAcademy,DohnCommunityHighSchool,EagleHeightsAcademy,EastEndHeritage
 
David
G.
Jennings,Esq.(00404487)MarkLandes,Esq.(0027227)ISAAC,BRANT,
LEDMAN
&
TEETOR
LLP250E.BroadSt.,Suite900Columbus,Ohio43215-3742CounselforAppelleeUniversity
of
ToledoCharterSchoolCouncilDonaldC.Brey,Esq.(0021965)CharlesR.Saxbe,Esq.(0021952)TimothyHorton,Esq.CHESTER,WILCOX
&
SAXBELLP65EastStateStreet,Suite1000Columbus,Ohio43215JohnB.Schomer,Esq.(0055640)BRENNAN,
MANNA
&
DIAMOND,LLC
75
EastMarketStreetAkron,Ohio44308CounselforAppellee/Cross-AppellantWhiteHatManagementCommunitySchool,TheEdgeAcademy,ElectronicClassroom
of
TomoITow(ECOT),ElyriaCommunitySchool,TheFamilyLearningCenter,GreaterCincinnatiCommunityAcademy,HamiltonCounty
Math
&
ScienceAcademy,HOPEAcademyBroadway,
HOPE
AcademyBrownSt.,
HOPE
AcademyCathedral,
HOPE
AcademyChapelside,
HOPE
AcademyCuyahogaCampus(West),HOPEAcademyLincolnPark,
HOPE
AcademyUniversityCampus,HorizonScienceAcademy,Cleveland,HorizonScienceAcademy,Columbus,IdaB.WellsCommunityAcademy,ImaniLeadershipInstitute,IntergenerationalSchool,InternationalPreparatorySchool,ISUSTradeandTechnologyPrepCommunitySchool
of
Cincinnati,ISUSTradeandTechnologyPrepCommunitySchool
of
Dayton,LifeSkillsCenter
of
Akron,LifeSkillsCenter
of
Cincinnati,LifeSkillsCenter
of
ClarkCounty,LifeSkillsCenter
of
Cleveland,LifeSkillsCenter
of
Middletown,LifeSkillsCenter
of
TrumbullCounty,LifeSkillsCenter
of
Youngstown,LighthouseCommunitySchool,LorainCommunitySchool,MeadowsCHOICECommunitySchool,MillenniumCommunitySchool,TheM.O.D.E.L.CommunitySchool,OakTreeMontessori,OldBrooklynMontessoriSchool,OmegaSchool
of
Excellence,ParmaCommunitySchool,QuestAcademyCommunitySchool,RheaAcademy,RichardAllenAcademy,RichardAllenPreparatoryAcademy,RiversideAcademy,SpringfieldAcademy
of
Excellence,TheTeresa
A.
DowdCommunitySchool,TheToledoAcademy
of
Learning,W.C.CupeCommunitySchool,W.E.B.DuBoisCommunityAcademy,WashingtonParkCommunitySchool,WestparkCommunitySchool,YoungstownCommunitySchool,YouthbuildColumbusCommunitySchool,GregoryClarett,MichaelFrye,MarjorieGera,DennisMarsh,MaryWalters,LindaWeeks,andStephanieZapka.
 
TABLEOF
CONTENTSPage
TABLE
OF
AUTHORITIES
iii
INTRODUCTION1STATEMENTOFFACTS4
A.
Ohio'sCommunitySchoolProgram4
B.
TheGeneralAssembly'sOversight
Of
CommunitySchools6
C.
Plaintiffs'ConstitutionalChallenge
To
Ohio'sPublicCommunitySchools7
ARGUMENT
8
I.
CommunitySchoolDefendants'Proposition
Of
LawNo.1AndResponseToAppellants'Proposition
Of
Law
No.1:
Ohio'sCommunitySchoolProgramDoesNotViolateThe"ThoroughAndEfficientSystem
Of
CommonSchools"RequirementInArticleVI,Section2
Of
TheOhioConstitution9
A.
CommunitySchoolsArePart
Of
TheState'sSystem
Of
"CommonSchools."
10
1.
CommunitySchoolsArePublicSchools
10
2.CommunitySchoolsArePubliclyOwned
14
3.
CommunitySchoolsAreNotPrivate,ReligiousOrNonpublicSchools
15
4.
CommunitySchools,LikeTheirSisterTraditionalPublicSchools,MustMeetStatewideStandards
195.
PlaintiffsMischaracterizeTheCommunitySchools'Performance,
23
B.
PlaintiffsFailToStateAViableClaimUnderThe"ThoroughAndEfficient"Clause26
1.
NeitherDeRolphNorAnyOtherPrecedentAuthorizesACause
Of
ActionHere27
2.
TheFundingMechanismForCommunitySchoolsSatisfiesTheThoroughAndEfficientClause29
II.
CommunitySchoolDefendants'ResponseToAppellants'Proposition
Of
Law
No.2:
CommunitySchoolsAreIndependent
Of
AnySchoolDistrictAndThus
Do
NotViolateArticleVI,Section3
Of
TheOhioConstitution
32
A.
TheGeneralAssemblyGovernsTheState'sPublicEducationSystem
33
B.
Plaintiffs'AuthorityConfirmsTheState'sSupremeRoleInEducationMatters
35
C.
CommunitySchoolsAreNotSchoolDistricts37
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