3301-43-02 Establishment of adult high school diploma programs.

(A) Adult high school continuation programs may be established and operated by a district board of education or jointly by two or more such boards of education, provided that the following conditions are met:

(1) The district board of education has adopted a resolution establishing an adult high school continuation program. The board may specify the time and place where such courses are available, the contribution and expenditure of funds, the use of buildings and equipment, and such other matters as the board desires to include.

(2) In the case of jointly operated programs, each participating board of education shall adopt a resolution. Each such resolution, adopted by two or more boards establishing a jointly operated program, shall designate one of the participating boards to be responsible for administering the program and for receiving and disbursing funds for the benefit of all participating boards of education.

(3) A copy of each resolution establishing an adult high school continuation program shall be filed with the office of career-technical and adult education, Ohio department of education, at least fifteen days prior to the beginning of the term or semester in which the program is to become operational. Such resolutions are to be accompanied by any additional information requested by said office.

(4) By the first day of September of each program year, participating districts shall file the list of assurances required by the department of education with the office of career-technical and adult education, Ohio department of education.

(B) The board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district shall grant equivalent adult high school credits to eligible adults who reside in the district. Each district board of education shall establish procedures for granting equivalent adult high school credits, in accordance with rule 3301-43-03 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Each board of education of a city, exempted village, and local school district shall grant a diploma of adult education to any applicant who meets the criteria established in accordance with rule 3301-43-05 of the Administrative Code.

(D) An applicant for the diploma of adult education will be required to have attained sufficient high school credits, including equivalent adult credits earned pursuant to rule 3301-43-04 of the Administrative Code, to qualify as having successfully completed the curriculum established by the district for graduation.

(E) Within thirty days of adopting procedures for awarding equivalent adult credits and at least annually thereafter, the district board of education shall announce to the general public the availability of the diploma of adult education and shall notify the office of career-technical and adult education, Ohio department of education. Such announcements may include the eligibility requirements and the application procedures necessary for earning equivalent adult high school credits.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/05/2008 and 05/12/2010

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.531 , 3313.611

Rule Amplifies: 3313.531 , 3313.611 , 3303.01

Prior Effective Dates: 12-1-69; 12-20-76; 10-1-90; 5-12-03