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 supervisor also may serve as the chair of the board of trustees of the Ohio FFA association, and may assist with the association's programs and activities in a manner that enables the association to maintain its state charter and to meet applicable requirements of the United States department of education and the national FFA organization. This assistance may include the provision of department personnel, services, and facilities.

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. Department employees may not receive compensation from the Ohio FFA association, but the department may be reimbursed by the association for reasonable expenses related to assistance provided under this section.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

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 [Repealed].

Repealed by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 144, §2, eff. 6/1/2018.

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.