3301-35-12 Chartered nonpublic schools.

A nonpublic school chartered by the state board of education shall assure that its students receive a general education of high quality.

(A) A nonpublic school shall assure that students are provided a general education of high quality by either:

(1) Being accredited by an association whose standards have been reviewed by the state superintendent's advisory committee on chartered nonpublic schools and approved by the state board of education; or

(2) Showing compliance with rules 3301-35-01 to 3301-35-07 and rule 3301-35-11 of the Administrative Code except that:

(a) Paragraph (C)(1) of rule 3301-35-02 of the Administrative Code concerning the mission and goals of the school district or school shall not apply.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (A) of rule 3301-35-05 of the Administrative Code, chartered nonpublic schools may consider religious affiliation in hiring and employment decisions to the extent permitted by law.

(c) Paragraphs (A)(3) and (A)(4) of rule 3301-35-05 of the Administrative Code regarding student-teacher ratios and educational service personnel shall not apply;

(d) Chartered nonpublic schools may use fulltime equivalent principals to comply with paragraph (A)(5) of rule 3301-35-05 of the Administrative Code; and

(e) The length of the school day as described in paragraphs (E) and (F) of rule 3301-35-06 of the Administrative Code, for grades seven through twelve, shall be at least five hours excluding the lunch period.

(B) A chartered nonpublic school that does not meet the requirements set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule shall be subject to the provisions of paragraphs (C) and (D) of rule 3301-35-11 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The superintendent of public instruction shall establish an advisory committee on chartered nonpublic schools to make recommendations to the state board of education concerning development and administration of regulations for chartered nonpublic schools. Committee membership shall represent chartered nonpublic school constituency groups including the Association of Christian Schools International; the Catholic Conference of Ohio; the Government Affairs Committee of Ohio Jewish Communities, Inc.; the Lutheran Schools of Ohio; the Ohio Association of Independent Schools; and the Seventh Day Adventist Schools, Ohio Conference. Each group shall have representation on the committee, and these groups shall constitute no less than two-thirds of the committee's membership.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/04/2010 and 11/04/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07
Rule Amplifies: 3301.07 , 3301.16 , 3302.01 , 3302.04
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/00, 2/24/2006