(A) The state board of education is the designated state agency responsible for the coordination and administration of sections 110 to 118 of the "National and Community Service Act of 1990," 104 Stat. 3127 (1990), 42 U.S.C. 12401 to 12431, as amended. With the assistance of the Ohio commission on service and volunteerism created in section 121.40 of the Revised Code, the state board shall coordinate with other state agencies to apply for funding under the act when appropriate.
(B) With the assistance of the Ohio commission on service and volunteerism, the state board of education shall develop a plan to assist school districts in the implementation of section 3313.605 of the Revised Code and other community service activities of school districts. The state board shall encourage the development of school district programs meeting the requirements for funding under the National and Community Service Act of 1990. The plan shall include the investigation of funding from all available sources for school community service education programs, including funds available under the National and Community Service Act of 1990, and the provision of technical assistance to school districts for the implementation of community service education programs. The plan shall also provide for technical assistance to be given to school boards to assist in obtaining funds for community service education programs from any source.
(C) With the assistance of the Ohio commission on service and volunteerism, the state board of education shall do all of the following:
(1) Disseminate information about school district community service education programs to other school districts and to statewide organizations involved with or promoting volunteerism;
(2) Recruit additional school districts to develop community service education programs;
(3) Identify or develop model community service programs, teacher training courses, and community service curricula and teaching materials for possible use by school districts in their programs.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 06-06-2001