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 .