5101:1-3-12.11 Satisfactory attendance at secondary school or in a course of study leading to a certificate of general equivalence, in the case of a recipient who has not completed secondary school or received such a certificate.

(A) Conflict with Revised Code

Section (5) of Amended Substitute Senate Bill 238 of the 126th General Assembly (09/06) sets forth the following provision: Not later than September 30, 2006, the director of job and family services shall adopt rules as necessary for the state to comply with 42 U.S.C. 607(i)(2) (08/96). If necessary to bring the state into compliance with 42 U.S.C. 607(i)(2) (08/96),the rules may deviate from Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code. Rules adopted under this section that govern financial and other administrative requirements applicable to the department of job and family services and county agencies shall be adopted in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code as if they were internal management rules. All other rules adopted under this section shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(B) The county agency shall administer the work activity programs in accordance with the requirements contained in this rule and not in accordance with sections 5107.40 and 5107.60 of the Revised Code. All applicable requirements contained in the Revised Code sections referenced have been incorporated into this rule.

(C) What is the work activity known as "satisfactory attendance at secondary school or in a course of study leading to a certificate of general equivalence, in the case of a recipient who has not completed secondary school or received such a certificate?"

(1) This work activity is defined as regular attendance in the secondary school or course of study at a secondary school, or in a course of study leading to a certificate of general equivalence for a work eligible individual who has not completed secondary school or received such a certificate. This includes hours of attendance in the following activities as long as they are an integral part of attaining a high school equivalence diploma:

(a) English as a second language;

(b) Career training;

(c) Alternative schooling;

(d) Tutoring;

(e) Dropout prevention; and

(f) Teen pregnancy or parenting programs.

(2) This activity may not include other related education activities, such as adult basic education or language instruction unless it is linked to attending a secondary school or leading to a high school equivalence diploma.

(D) When may homework count toward the work participation requirement?

The county agency may count supervised homework time and up to one hour of unsupervised homework time for each hour of class time. Total homework time counted for participation cannot exceed the hours required or advised by a particular educational institution. The county agency shall document the homework expectations of the educational program in order to count homework time.

(E) What is the high school equivalence diploma?

The high school equivalence diploma is a diploma attesting to achievement of the equivalent of a high school education as measured by scores obtained on tests of general educational development. This includes a certificate of high school equivalence issued prior to January 1, 1994, attesting to the achievement of the equivalent of a high school education as measured by scores obtained on tests of general educational development. This program formerly issued the general equivalency diploma or GED.

Replaces: 5101:1-3- 12.11

Effective: 02/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5107.05 , Section 5 of Amended Substitute Senate Bill 238 of the 126th General Assembly
Rule Amplifies: 5107.05
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/06 (Emer.), 12/29/06, 7/1/07, 10/1/08