3301.59 License required for school child program to receive state or federal funds - eligible nonpublic school program alternatives.

(A) No school child program may receive any state or federal funds specifically allocated for school child programs unless the school child program is licensed by the department of education pursuant to sections 3301.52 to 3301.59 of the Revised Code or by the department of job and family services pursuant to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code.

(B) If an eligible nonpublic school is operating, managing, conducting, or maintaining a preschool program or school child program on July 22, 1991, and if the eligible nonpublic school previously obtained a license for the program from the department of job and family services pursuant to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code, the eligible nonpublic school shall do one of the following:

(1) On or before the expiration date of the license, apply pursuant to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code to the department of job and family services for a renewal of the license;

(2) On or before the expiration date of the license, apply pursuant to sections 3301.52 to 3301.59 of the Revised Code to the department of education for a license for the program;

(3) If the program is a preschool program, cease to operate, manage, conduct, or maintain the program;

(4) If the program is a school child program, not accept any state or federal funds specifically allocated for school child programs and not accept any state or federal funds for publicly funded child care pursuant to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code.

(C) If an eligible nonpublic school is operating, managing, conducting, or maintaining a preschool program or school child program on July 22, 1991, and if the eligible nonpublic school previously has not obtained a license for the program from the department of job and family services pursuant to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code, the eligible nonpublic school shall do one of the following:

(1) On July 22, 1991, apply pursuant to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code to the department of job and family services for a license for the program;

(2) On July 22, 1991, apply pursuant to sections 3301.52 to 3301.59 of the Revised Code to the department of education for a license for the program;

(3) If the program is a preschool program, cease to operate, manage, conduct, or maintain the program;

(4) If the program is a school child program, not accept any state or federal funds specifically allocated for school child programs and not accept any state or federal funds for publicly funded child care pursuant to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code.

(D)

(1) If an eligible nonpublic school that operates, manages, conducts, or maintains a preschool program or a school child program elects pursuant to division (B)(1) of this section to renew a license for the program that was issued by the department of job and family services or elects pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section to apply to the department of job and family services for a license for the program, that preschool program or school child program is subject to Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code and to licensure under that chapter until the eligible nonpublic school ceases to operate, manage, conduct, or maintain the program.

(2) If an eligible nonpublic school that operates, manages, conducts, or maintains a preschool program or a school child program elects pursuant to division (B)(2) or (C)(2) of this section to apply to the department of education for a license for the program, that preschool program or school child program is subject to sections 3301.52 to 3301.59 of the Revised Code and to licensure under those sections until the eligible nonpublic school ceases to operate, manage, conduct, or maintain the program.

(E) Not later than July 22, 1992, the departments of job and family services and education shall each prepare a list of the preschool programs and school child programs that are licensed by the respective departments.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 05-18-2005