A board of education of a school district or the governing board of an educational service center may assess the need for latchkey programs in its district or territory and determine the best and most efficient manner of providing latchkey programs to children residing in the district or territory. Prior to operating any latchkey program, making any payments, or providing any employees or ancillary services under sections 3313.207 to 3313.209 of the Revised Code, a board shall provide notification to parents and other interested parties that the board is considering participation in the provision of latchkey programs and shall adopt a policy ensuring public input on the board's decision whether or not to participate, as well as any decisions concerning the district's or service center's role in the implementation and funding of any latchkey programs if the board does decide to participate. The policy shall also include provision for regular, periodic public input in the evaluation of any school district or service center participation in the provision of latchkey programs. A board may provide a latchkey program, subject to the following limitations:
(A) The program shall be maintained and operated and pupils shall be admitted pursuant to rules adopted by the board;
(B) Fees or tuition, in amounts determined by the board, may be charged for participation in the program and shall be deposited in a special fund.
Effective Date: 09-06-1990; 09-29-2005 .