Chapter 3303: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

3303.01 Vocational education defined.

Except when utilized in Chapter 3311. of the Revised Code, whenever the term vocational education occurs anywhere in the Revised Code, it shall be deemed to refer to career-technical education, except that joint vocational school districts shall continue to be styled as and shall maintain their legal existence as either joint vocational school districts or vocational school districts pursuant to section 3311.01 .

Effective Date: 09-05-2001

3303.02 The act of congress for vocational education accepted.

(A) The act of congress entitled, "An act to provide for the promotion of vocational education; to provide for cooperation with the states in the promotion of such education in agriculture and the trades and industries; to provide for cooperation with the states in the preparation of teachers of vocational subjects; and to appropriate money and regulate its expenditure," is hereby accepted. The state board of education has authority to accept supplementary acts for vocational education which are enacted by congress after September 16, 1957.

(B) The state board of education shall be the sole state agency for administration of programs for which federal funds are received pursuant to acts accepted under this section. This division does not apply to programs for which federal funds are received pursuant to the "Job Training Partnership Act," 96 Stat. 1322 (1982), 29 U.S.C. 1501.

(C) The state board shall secure the written approval of the governor prior to submission of any state plan or application prepared by the board or the department of education to obtain federal funds under any acts accepted under this section.

Effective Date: 07-26-1991

3303.03 Subjects for which appropriated funds are accepted.

The benefits of all funds appropriated under the act of congress referred to in section 3303.02 of the Revised Code is hereby accepted as to:

(A) Appropriations for the salaries of teachers, supervisors, and directors of agricultural subjects;

(B) Appropriations for salaries of teachers of trade, home economics, and industrial subjects;

(C) Appropriations for the preparation of teachers, supervisors, and directors of agricultural subjects and teachers of trade, industrial, and home economics subjects.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

3303.04 Cooperation of state board with federal department of education.

The state board of education may cooperate with the United States department of education in the administration of the act of congress referred to in section 3303.02 of the Revised Code and of any legislation pursuant thereto enacted by the state, and in the administration of the funds provided by the federal government and by the state under sections 3303.02 to 3303.06 of the Revised Code, for the improvement of agricultural, business, distributive, trade and industrial and home economics subjects, and vocational guidance. The board may appoint such directors, supervisors, and other assistants as are necessary to carry out such sections, such appointments to be made upon nomination by the superintendent of public instruction. The salaries and traveling expenses of such directors, supervisors, and assistants, and such other expenses as are necessary, shall be paid upon the approval of the board. The board may formulate plans for the promotion of vocational education in such subjects as an essential and integral part of the public school system of education; and provide for the preparation of teachers of such subjects, and expend federal and state funds appropriated under sections 3303.02 to 3303.06 of the Revised Code, for any purposes approved by the United States department of education. It may make studies and investigations relating to prevocational and vocational education in such subjects; promote and aid in the establishment by local communities of schools, departments, and classes, giving training in such subjects; cooperate with local communities in the maintenance of such schools, departments, and classes; establish standards for the teachers, supervisors, and directors of such subjects; and cooperate in the maintenance of schools, departments, or classes supported and controlled by the public for the preparation of teachers, supervisors, and directors of such subjects.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.05 Approved schools receive state money equal in amount to federal money.

Any school, department, or class giving instruction in agricultural, commercial, industrial, trade, and home economics subjects approved by the state board of education and any school or college so approved, training teachers of such subjects, which receives the benefit of federal moneys is entitled also to receive for the salaries of teachers of said subjects an allotment of state money equal in amount to the amount of federal money which it receives for the same year.

Effective Date: 01-10-1961

3303.06 Custodian of federal funds.

The treasurer of state is hereby designated as the custodian of all federal funds received for vocational education. All money so received or appropriated by the state for the purposes contemplated in the act of congress referred to in sections 3303.02 to 3303.06 of the Revised Code, or in acts supplementary thereto, shall be disbursed upon the order of the state board of education.

Effective Date: 11-02-1992

3303.07 Amended and Renumbered RC 4765.55.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3308.08 to 3303.10 Amended and Renumbered RC 4765.01, 4765.03, 4765.02.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.101 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.11 to 3303.15 Amended and Renumbered RC 4765.15, 4765.16, 4765.43, 4765.18, 4765.24.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.16, 3303.17 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.18, 3303.19 Amended and Renumbered RC 4765.48, 4765.39.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.20 Supervisor of agricultural education.

The superintendent of public instruction shall appoint a supervisor of agricultural education within the department of education. The supervisor shall be responsible for administering and disseminating to school districts information about agricultural education. The department shall maintain an appropriate number of full-time employees focusing on agricultural education. The department shall employ at least three program consultants who shall be available to provide assistance to school districts on a regional basis throughout the state. At least one consultant may coordinate local activities of the student organization known as the future farmers of America.

Effective Date: 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3303.21 to 3303.24 Amended and Renumbered RC 4765.49, 4765.50, 4765.32, 4765.09.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.25 to 3303.33 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3303.34 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 01-10-1961

3303.35 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3303.41 [Effective Until 9/15/2014] Governor's council on people with disabilities.

There is hereby created the governor's council on people with disabilities. The council shall consist of twenty-one members of which the majority shall be people with disabilities as defined in this section, appointed by the governor for a term of three years except that for initial appointments, seven members shall be appointed for a term of one year, seven members shall be appointed for a term of two years, and seven members shall be appointed for a term of three years. Members may succeed themselves not more than one time. The governor shall annually appoint a chairperson who may succeed himself or herself not more than one time. Members of the council shall serve without compensation, but shall be paid the actual and necessary expenses they incur in the performance of their duties.

The council shall meet at least six times annually at such times and places as may be designated by the chairperson.

The governor's council on people with disabilities shall be assigned to the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency for administrative purposes. The executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency shall assign one professional staff person to the council to serve as executive secretary and other personnel as determined advisable.

The council shall have the following powers:

(A) To cooperate with the president's committee on employment of the handicapped;

(B) To cooperate with all employers both public and private in locating or developing employment opportunities for people with disabilities;

(C) To encourage and assist in the creation of committees at the community level;

(D) To assist local, state, and federal agencies to coordinate their activities for the purpose of securing maximum utilization of funds and efforts that benefit people with disabilities;

(E) To encourage cooperation among public and private employers, unions, and rehabilitation agencies, bureaus, and organizations both public and private with a specific goal to facilitate employment of people with disabilities;

(F) To serve in an advisory capacity to the governor's office directly and as needed to the general assembly on issues relating to the needs, problems, and other concerns of people with disabilities;

(G) To conduct educational programs to acquaint the public with the abilities and accomplishments of people with disabilities;

(H) To promote the elimination of architectural barriers to make buildings used by the public accessible and useable by persons with physical limitations;

(I) To make such rules as it determines advisable for the conduct of its own business.

The council shall annually report to the governor on council activities and on the state of the people of this state with disabilities. This report may include any recommendations believed necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this section.

As used in this section, "person with a disability" means any individual who has a disability or condition that, regardless of its physical or mental origin, imposes a functional limitation.

It shall be lawful for any public employee or officer to serve as a member of the council.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-13-1989

3303.41 [Effective 9/15/2014] Governor's council on people with disabilities.

(A) There is hereby created the governor's council on people with disabilities. The council shall consist of twenty-one members of which the majority shall be people with disabilities as defined in this section, appointed by the governor for a term of three years except that for initial appointments, seven members shall be appointed for a term of one year, seven members shall be appointed for a term of two years, and seven members shall be appointed for a term of three years. Members may succeed themselves not more than one time. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the member's term until the member's successor takes office. The governor shall appoint a chairperson to serve a two-year term. The chairperson shall not succeed himself or herself as chairperson. The chairperson shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the chairperson's term until the chairperson's successor takes office. Members of the council shall serve without compensation, but shall be paid the actual and necessary expenses they incur in the performance of their duties.

(B) The council shall meet at least six times annually at such times and places as may be designated by the chairperson.

(C) The executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency shall provide the council with both of the following:

(1) One professional staff person to serve as executive secretary of the council;

(2) Any meeting space, office furniture, and equipment that are necessary for the council to fulfill its duties.

(D) The council shall have the following powers:

(1) To cooperate with the president's committee on employment of the handicapped;

(2) To cooperate with all employers both public and private in locating or developing employment opportunities for people with disabilities;

(3) To encourage and assist in the creation of committees at the community level;

(4) To assist local, state, and federal agencies to coordinate their activities for the purpose of securing maximum utilization of funds and efforts that benefit people with disabilities;

(5) To encourage cooperation among public and private employers, unions, and rehabilitation agencies, bureaus, and organizations both public and private with a specific goal to facilitate employment of people with disabilities;

(6) To serve in an advisory capacity to the governor's office directly and as needed to the general assembly on issues relating to the needs, problems, and other concerns of people with disabilities;

(7) To conduct educational programs to acquaint the public with the abilities and accomplishments of people with disabilities;

(8) To promote the elimination of architectural barriers to make buildings used by the public accessible and useable by persons with physical limitations;

(9) To make such rules as it determines advisable for the conduct of its own business.

(E) The council shall annually report to the governor on council activities and on the state of the people of this state with disabilities. This report may include any recommendations believed necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this section.

(F) As used in this section, "person with a disability" means any individual who has a disability or condition that, regardless of its physical or mental origin, imposes a functional limitation.

(G) It shall be lawful for any public employee or officer to serve as a member of the council.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-13-1989

3303.51 to 3303.62 Amended and Renumbered RC 4766.01 to 4766.12.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992

3303.99 Amended and Renumbered RC 4766.99.

Effective Date: 11-12-1992