3310.031 Procedures for granting educational choice scholarships.

(A) The state board of education shall adopt rules under section 3310.17 of the Revised Code establishing procedures for granting educational choice scholarships to eligible students attending a nonpublic school at the time the state board grants the school a charter under section 3301.16 of the Revised Code. The procedures shall include at least the following:

(1) Provisions for extending the application period for scholarships for the following school year, if necessary due to the timing of the award of the nonpublic school's charter, in order for students enrolled in the school at the time the charter is granted to apply for scholarships for the following school year;

(2) Provisions for notifying the resident districts of the nonpublic school's students that the nonpublic school has been granted a charter and that educational choice scholarships may be awarded to the school's students for the following school year.

(B) A student who is enrolled in a nonpublic school at the time the school's charter is granted is an eligible student if any of the following applies:

(1) At the end of the last school year before the student enrolled in the nonpublic school, the student was enrolled in a school building operated by the student's resident district or in a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code and, for the current or following school year, the student otherwise would be assigned under section 3319.01 of the Revised Code to a school building described in division (A)(1) or (B)(1) of section 3310.03 of the Revised Code.

(2) At the end of the last school year before the student enrolled in the nonpublic school, the student was enrolled in a school building operated by the student's resident district and, for the current or following school year, the student otherwise would be assigned under section 3319.01 of the Revised Code to a school building described in division (A)(6) of section 3310.03 of the Revised Code.

(3) The student was not enrolled in any public or other nonpublic school before the student enrolled in the nonpublic school and, for the current or following school year, otherwise would be assigned under section 3319.01 of the Revised Code to a school building described in division (A)(1) or (6) or (B)(1) of section 3310.03 of the Revised Code.

(4) At the end of the last school year before the student enrolled in the nonpublic school, the student was enrolled in a school building operated by the student's resident district and, during that school year, the building met the conditions described in division (A)(1) or (6) or (B)(1) of section 3310.03 of the Revised Code.

(5) At the end of the last school year before the student enrolled in the nonpublic school, the student was enrolled in a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code but otherwise would have been assigned under section 3319.01 of the Revised Code to a school building that, during that school year, met the conditions described in division (A)(1) or (B)(1) of section 3310.03 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.