3310.16 Application periods for the educational choice scholarship pilot program.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, for the 2013-2014 school year and each school year thereafter, the department of education shall conduct two application periods each year for the educational choice scholarship pilot program under sections 3310.03 and 3310.032 of the Revised Code, as follows:

(1) The first application period shall open not sooner than the first day of February prior to the first day of July of the school year for which a scholarship is sought and run not less than seventy-five days.

(2) The second application period shall open not sooner than the first day of July of the school year for which the scholarship is sought and run not less than thirty days.

(B) If the scholarships awarded under section 3310.032 of the Revised Code in the first application period for any school year use the entirety of the amount appropriated by the general assembly for such scholarships for that school year, the department need not conduct a second application period for scholarships under that section. If, after the first application period, there are funds remaining to award scholarships under section 3310.032 of the Revised Code, the department shall conduct a second application period in accordance with division (A)(2) of this section.

(C) Not later than the thirty-first day of May of each school year, the department shall determine whether funds remain available for income-based scholarships under the educational choice scholarship program after the first application period.

Cite as R.C. § 3310.16

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

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.184, HB 555, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.