As used in this division, "graduate" means a person who has received a diploma from a district pursuant to section 3313.61 of the Revised Code. Pursuant to rules adopted by the state board of education, a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district may establish a policy guaranteeing a specific level of competency of certain graduates of the district. The guarantee policy shall specify that any graduate meeting specified criteria established by the board is capable of performing specified functions at a level established in the policy. Any employer or potential employer of a graduate who is guaranteed under such a policy may submit a written statement to the board of education stating the guaranteed graduate of its district does not meet the level of competency specified in the district's guarantee policy. Upon receipt of such statement the board of education shall provide an opportunity for additional education to the graduate, regardless of the graduate's age or place of residence, until such individual attains the competency level specified in the policy. No fee shall be charged to any person or government entity for such additional education. A school board may expend school funds for a guarantee program; however, no student participating in the program shall be included in the formula ADM of the district as determined under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code or included as a participant in any other program, if such inclusion would result in additional state funds to the school district. The state board of education shall adopt rules for the adoption of a policy under this section and for the additional education program described under this section.
Effective Date: 07-01-1998 .