(A) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 3313.48 and 3313.64 of the Revised Code, the board of education of a city, exempted village, or local school district may organize and operate a summer school, an evening or day school for adults and out-of-school youth, or technical school or institute for instruction beyond the high school, offer driver education courses in conformity with Chapter 4508. of the Revised Code, or offer postgraduate work in any course of instruction to pupils who have completed the twelfth grade, which may be open to any pupil irrespective of age upon such terms and upon payment of such tuition as the board prescribes. Courses of instruction in basic literacy may be offered with or without tuition, as the board determines.
(B) A board of education that operates an education program pursuant to this section, other than a summer school, that includes courses for which credit may be granted toward the issuance of a high school diploma under section 3313.61 of the Revised Code may, by resolution, authorize the superintendent of the district to assign to the program in accordance with this section, any student who has not successfully completed the curriculum of any high school or the individualized education program developed for the student by any high school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code, who is at least eighteen years old, and who is being readmitted to school following expulsion or commitment to the department of youth services. Before making any such assignment, the superintendent or the superintendent's designee shall meet with the pupil to determine whether the pupil should be so assigned, and shall prepare a report on the superintendent's or designee's findings and determination. If based on the meeting or the designee's report the superintendent finds that the pupil should be placed in a program under this section, the superintendent shall make the assignment. Once assigned to a program, the student shall remain in it until the student is reassigned by the superintendent or leaves school. At least once in each academic term, the superintendent or the superintendent's designee shall review the program of each student assigned under this section and the superintendent shall, based on the review, make a determination of whether the student should remain in the program or be reassigned. Tuition shall not be charged for the attendance of any student assigned to a program pursuant to this division who is entitled under section 3313.64 of the Revised Code to attend the schools of the district without payment of tuition.
Effective Date: 10-11-2002