As used in sections 3333.81 to 3333.88 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Clearinghouse" means the clearinghouse established under section 3333.82 of the Revised Code.
(B) "Community school" means a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code.
(C) "Common statewide platform" means a software program that facilitates the delivery of courses via computers from multiple course providers to multiple end users, tracks the progress of the end user, and includes an integrated searchable database of standards-based course content.
(D) "Course provider" means a school district, community school, STEM school, state institution of higher education, private college or university, or nonprofit or for-profit private entity that creates or is an agent of the creator of original course content for a course offered through the clearinghouse.
(E) "Instructor" means an individual who holds a license issued by the state board of education, as defined in section 3319.31 of the Revised Code, or an individual employed as an instructor or professor by a state institution of higher education or a private college or university.
(F) "State institution of higher education" has the same meaning as in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code.
(G) "STEM school" means a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code.
(H) A "student's community school" means the community school in which the student is enrolled instead of being enrolled in a school operated by a school district.
(I) A "student's school district" means the school district operating the school in which the student is lawfully enrolled.
(J) "A student's STEM school" means the STEM school in which the student is enrolled instead of being enrolled in a school operated by a school district.
(K) "School district" means a city, exempted village, local, or joint vocational school district.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 2008 HB562 09-22-2008