Chapter 3301-61 Vocational Education

3301-61-01 Statutory requirements.

All school districts shall comply with the Revised Code of the state of Ohio in matters relating to, but not limited to, operation and control of the school. Significant statutes concerning career-technical programs are the following:

(A) Section 3313.90 of the Revised Code, career-technical education programs.

(B) Section 3313.91 of the Revised Code, purchase of vocational education from a private source.

(C) Section 3313.911 of the Revised Code, the state board may assign a district to a joint vocational district; petition against assignment; referendum.

(D) Section 3313.92 of the Revised Code, joint school building projects including school for handicapped children.

(E) Section 3317.014 of the Revised Code, weighted fund multiples.

(F) Section 3317.022 of the Revised Code, weighted cost calculations.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2012 and 11/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 1-30-75; 4-1-89; 5-28-04

3301-61-02 Career-technical education plan requirements.

(A) Each school district shall provide an approved plan, as described in division (B) of section 3313.90 of the Revised Code, for students in grades nine through twelve.

(B) Every state board of education approved plan shall be updated at five-year intervals to provide a revised current listing of career-technical workforce development programs, which will be submitted to the office of career-technical and adult education.

(C) The program listing shall reflect current and future needs of students, community, business and industry and meet criteria for secondary workforce development programs in accordance with rule 3301-61-03 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2012 and 11/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 1-30-75; 4-1-89; replaces 3301-61-02 (in part), eff. 5-28-04

3301-61-03 Criteria for secondary workforce development programs.

(A) Each school district shall provide, through an approved plan for secondary workforce development in accordance with the provisions of rule 3301-61-02 of the Administrative Code, approved programs that meet all criteria for secondary workforce development programs as specified in paragraphs (B) to (H) of this rule.

(B) Each school district working through their career-technical planning district (CTPD) shall provide Ohio career-technical educational opportunities representing twelve programs in at least eight of the following career fields:

(1) Agricultural and environmental systems.

(2) Arts and communication.

(3) Business and administrative services.

(4) Construction technologies.

(5) Education and training.

(6) Engineering and science technologies.

(7) Finance.

(8) Government and public administration.

(9) Health science.

(10) Hospitality and tourism.

(11) Human services.

(12) Information technology.

(13) Law and public safety.

(14) Manufacturing technologies.

(15) Marketing.

(16) Transportation systems.

Career-technical planning districts with fewer than fifteen-hundred students enrolled in grades nine through twelve shall provide course offerings in ten different programs in at least eight of the career fields.

Workforce development programs that represent multiple career fields (e.g. workforce readiness, diversified cooperative training, vocational job training coordinating) shall only be counted toward the minimum program requirement, not as a career field.

(C) All workforce development programs shall be approved by the Ohio department of education. Applications for new programs will be subject to renewal at five-year intervals. Programs approved before July 1, 2009, shall be renewed according to a published schedule (education.ohio.gov) with a minimum of a two-year prior notice. Applications must be signed by the CTPD superintendent or by a person designated by the CTPD; the program of study portion of the application must also be signed by the appropriate postsecondary administrator. Applicants shall be held accountable for assuring that the state criteria referenced in this rule and the federal criteria for "Tech Prep" programs (education.ohio.gov) are addressed. Failure to comply with paragraphs (C) to (H) of this rule could result in non-renewal of an application.

(D) Technical and academic course offerings in state-approved programs/pathways shall do the following:

(1) Address the state board of education approved career field technical content standards (education.ohio.gov), including at a minimum, all competencies identified by business and industry as essential; and/or accrediting association and/or licensing agency standards where applicable.

(2) Reinforce Ohio's state board of education approved academic content standards (education.ohio.gov) in mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies.

(3) Provide multiple measures to assess student attainment of academic and technical content standards (education.ohio.gov), including, but not limited to state board of education approved technical assessments, assessments for state recognized national credentialing/certifications where applicable and accrediting association and/or licensing agency examinations where applicable.

(4) Meet all state and federal requirements with regard to access, non-discrimination and meeting of performance expectations for special populations, including preparation for careers in industry sectors requiring technical expertise.

(5) Technical and academic course offerings must be designed in an Ohio state department of education approved sequence of courses/program of study that meets state approved graduation requirements (education.ohio.gov), creates an educational pathway for at least grades nine through twelve, and identifies postsecondary and employment options.

(E) Courses of study must be current according to a locally approved cycle and based on career field technical content standards (education.ohio.gov); accrediting association and/or licensing agency standards where applicable; and Ohio's academic content standards (education.ohio.gov).

(F) Workforce development advisory committees reflecting career fields and authorized by local boards of education shall engage business/industry and postsecondary representatives and utilize input from professional associations, labor, government, and the community. Advisory committees shall identify new and emerging careers; advise current programs on curriculum, assessment, work-based learning, facilities and equipment; and engage educators to improve and expand programs.

(G) Facilities and equipment shall support instruction of the technical and academic content standards (education.ohio.gov) and reflect current and emerging technology in the career field.

(H) All districts receiving state weighted funds shall annually report performance data that includes student academic attainment in mathematics and English language arts, technical skill attainment, placement, graduation rates, postsecondary credit, and, if available, industry certificate or license. Data shall be reviewed as part of the program renewal processes.

Replaces: part of 3301-61-03; 3301-61-04

Effective: 05/23/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/04/2009 and 05/23/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 1-30-75, 4-1-89 (3301-61-04); 5-28-04 (3301-61-03)

3301-61-04 Criteria for family and consumer sciences programs.

(A) Family and consumer sciences include the following:

(1) Family and consumer sciences programs, which serve students in grades seven through twelve, and focuses on individuals, families, work and their interrelationships;

(2) Graduation, reality and dual-role skills programs, which serve students in grades seven through twelve and provide educational programming with academic intervention and community outreach for pregnant and parenting students.

(B) Family and consumer sciences programs shall follow established program guidelines, maintain a course of study that is current and based on valid content standards (education.ohio.gov), and have advisory committees authorized by local boards of education.

(C) All programs shall be approved by the Ohio department of education. Applications for new programs shall be subject to renewal at five-year intervals. Programs approved before July 1, 2009, shall be renewed according to a published schedule (education.ohio.gov) with a minimum of a two-year prior notice. Applications must be signed by the career technical planning district (CTPD) superintendent or by a person designated by the CTPD.

Replaces: part of 3301-61-18

Effective: 05/23/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/23/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 5-28-04

3301-61-05 Criteria for career-based intervention programs.

Career-based intervention (CBI) programs shall follow established program guidelines, maintain a course of study that is current and based on valid content standards (education.ohio.gov), and have advisory committees authorized by local boards of education.

(A) CBI is designed for students ages twelve through twenty-one in grades seven through twelve identified as disadvantaged (either academically, economically, or both) and have barriers to achieving academic and career success. CBI consists of classroom instruction, academic intervention and instruction, and work-based learning experiences. Models of instruction include middle grade single-period, middle grade multiple-period, high school single-period or high school multiple-period, and are detailed in the program guidelines (education.ohio.gov).

(B) All programs shall be approved by the Ohio department of education. Applications for new programs shall be subject to renewal at five-year intervals. Programs approved before July 1, 2009, shall be renewed according to a published schedule (education.ohio.gov) with a minimum of a two-year prior notice. Applications shall be signed by the career technical planning district (CTPD) superintendent or by a person designated by the CTPD. Applicants shall be held accountable for assuring that the state criteria referenced in this rule are addressed. Failure to comply with paragraphs (A) to (C) of this rule may result in non-renewal of an application.

(C) All districts receiving state weighted funds for CBI shall report performance data. Data on a common set of indicators of performance shall be used by the state department of education for the purposes of program improvement and continued program funding. Definitions for baseline data and performance target processes shall be established based on the first three years of data collected following the effective date of this rule. To provide a foundation for measuring and improving operational and educational performance, each district shall annually report the following key performance indicators of program operations and student performance:

(1) Transition rate to the next grade level of students in grades seven through eleven participating in any CBI model;

(2) Graduation rate of grade twelve students participating in any high school CBI model;

(3) Attendance rate of students in the year of participation in any CBI model;

(4) Discipline rate of students in the year of participation in any CBI model;

(5) Rate of students participating in any CBI model who drop out of school;

(6) Transition rate to a high school career-technical education CTE workforce development program;

(7) Passage rate on state required academic assessments in the year of participation in any CBI model.

Replaces: Part of 3301-61-18

Effective: 05/23/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/23/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 5-28-04

3301-61-06 Contracts between school districts for career-technical education.

(A) Contractual agreements for provision of career-technical education programs shall include all the following terms:

(1) All districts that are parties to the agreement must agree upon the state board of education-approved plan for providing career-technical education programs.

(2) The method of assessing student need used to determine the number of students for which each district will provide funding for career-technical programs must be set out in the agreement. The required scope for the education programs must be set out in the agreement. The required scope of the education programs will be a minimum of five percent of the eleventh and twelfth grade enrollment from the previous year.

(3) The educating district's documented cost per student and the transfer of state and local funds must be identified in the agreement. The amount due shall be at least the cost per student, less the amount of state reimbursement per student, times no less than the number of students as stated in the agreement.

(4) Each district's responsibility regarding facilities and equipment currency and any repayment of state or federal funding related to construction and/or purchase of equipment will be stated in the agreement.

(5) Agreements will be in effect for a term of at least five years and will be renewable on the basis of at least five-year periods. In cases where a board of education offering the required scope of the career-technical offerings has obligated funds for the construction and for equipping career-technical facilities, the contract between the boards of education must either cover a period of years necessary to amortize the obligation, or the contract must specify the parties' responsibility for repayment if the contract is not renewed at the expiration of a contract period.

(6) Any district not renewing the contractual agreement at the end of a contract term must provide written notice of the intention to not renew the agreement to all other parties to the agreement at least eighteen months prior to the expiration of the contract term in effect at the time.

(7) Arrangements for changes in contractual relationships at the expiration of each contract period or modifications of the contractual relationships during the life on the contract must have approval of all participating districts and notice must be provided to the state department of education.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2012 and 11/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: Eff 10-1-80; 1-30-75; 4-1-89; Replaces part of 3301-61-06, eff. 05-28-04

3301-61-07 Revisions of career-technical education plans.

Revisions of plans for a career-technical education planning district, individual district, or combination of districts, shall be submitted to the state board of education for approval at any meeting. Proposed amendments are to be submitted to the state department of education, office of career-technical and adult education, by the twentieth of the month prior to the month in which they are to be considered by the state board of education. In accordance with section 3313.90 of the Revised Code, in approving the organization for career-technical education, the state board of education shall provide that no school district is excluded in the statewide plan.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/22/2011 and 07/22/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 1/30/75, 4/1/89, 5/12/03

3301-61-08 Prohibitions on grant programs. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 5-28-04

3301-61-09 Exemptions to enrollment requirement and job-training programs. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 5-28-04

3301-61-10 Provisions for nonpublic school students.

Each career-technical education planning district shall provide the opportunity for all eligible nonpublic school students with legal residence within the geographic boundaries of the public school district to participate in the career-technical education job-training programs without financial assessment, charge, or tuition to such student, except such assessments, charges, or tuition paid by resident public school students in such programs. The nonpublic school students shall be included in the average daily membership of the school district maintaining the career-technical education program as a part-time student in proportion to the time spent in the career-technical education program.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/22/2011 and 07/22/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3303.01 , 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 1/30/75, 4/1/89, 5/12/03

3301-61-11 Compliance.

Except for good and sufficient reason established to the satisfaction of both the state board of education and the state controlling board, if the state board of education determines that a school district has failed to comply with section 3313.90 of the Revised Code, such school district shall be subject to a ten per cent reduction of funds as provided by section 3317.023 of the Revised Code and computed under section 3317.022 of the Revised Code. In making such determination, the state board of education shall observe the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2012 and 11/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 1-30-75; 4-1-89

3301-61-14 [Rescinded] Rule for the provisions for the career-technical education construction and equipment loan fund.

Effective: 12/23/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/06/2011
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/91, 5/12/03

3301-61-16 Use of career-technical education additional weighted cost funds and career-technical associated services funds.

(A) Career-technical education additional weighted cost funds and career-technical education associated services costs, as set forth in section 3317.014 and 3317.022 of the Revised Code, shall only be expended on career-technical programs and services.

(B) Career-technical education additional weighted cost funds shall only be expended on costs associated with the delivery of career-technical programming to career-technical students for which the school district provides enrollment, performance and fiscal data to the Ohio department of education.

(1) No more than twenty-five percent of such funds may be used for personnel expenditures.

(2) At least seventy-five percent of such funds must be spent on curriculum development, purchase and implementation; instructional resources and supplies; industry-based program certification; student assessment, credentialing and placement; curriculum specific equipment purchases and leases; career-technical student organization fees and expenses; home and agency linkages; work-based learning experiences; professional development; and other costs directly associated with career-technical education programs including development of new programs (e.g. research, communication).

(3) Costs associated with career-technical extended programming, including personnel expenditures, are allowable. Extended programming is defined as instruction beyond the regular school year, that is based on locally approved courses of study and provides graduation credit to enrolled career-technical students.

(C) Career-technical associated funds must be used for apprenticeship coordination, career technical program development, career assessment/evaluation, career development, school improvement, postsecondary articulation or placement coordination.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2012 and 11/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.90
Rule Amplifies: 3313.90
Prior Effective Dates: 2-21-00; Replaces part of 3301-61-16, eff. 5-28-04

3301-61-17 Emergency service telecommunicator training.

(A) The state superintendent of public instruction shall appoint the Ohio standards and training public-safety communications joint task force, an advisory committee composed of representatives of public-safety communications and other interested persons as required by division (A) section 4742.02 of the Revised Code to:

(1) Develop and approve curriculum for a basic course of emergency service telecommunicator training as required by section 4742.03 of the Revised Code;

(2) Develop and approve curriculum for continuing education coursework in emergency service telecommunicator training as required by section 4742.03 of the Revised Code;

(3) Develop standards and examinations to be used in the program to certify that a person has successfully completed a basic course, or continuing education coursework in emergency service telecommunicator training;

(4) Review and consider whether proposed course or coursework meets the requirements of division (A) or (B) of section 4742.03 of the Revised Code concerning course length and content.

(B) Funding for programming and equipment will be accomplished through procedures set forth in the career technical adult education/adult workforce education (AWE) data reporting system user reference manual, as revised in June 2005, which is available on the Ohio department of education web site at www.ode.gov by searching for "AWE data reporting system user manual."

Funding for career enhancement programs are based upon the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in the program. Only funds allocated to the emergency service telecommunicator training fund for this purpose will be used;

(1) Programs will be reimbursed on an hourly basis based upon a minimum of eight employees of an emergency service provider;

(2) Reimbursement for student textbooks will apply only to employees of an emergency service provider who complete the course.

(C) Local advisory committees will be formed composed of representatives of public-safety communications and other interested persons to:

(1) Assist in determining local protocols to be included in the certification course;

(2) Assist in determining eligibility of emergency service telecommunicators to receive training at no cost.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2012 and 11/26/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 4742.02
Rule Amplifies: 4742.01 to 4742.06
Prior Effective Dates: 3/24/03, 5/23/2008

3301-61-18 Criteria for career based intervention and work and family studies programs. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 5-23-09