3357.18 Approval of official plans by Ohio board of regents.

The Ohio board of regents shall approve or disapprove proposed official plans of technical college districts, prepared and submitted pursuant to section 3357.01 to 3357.19 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, and issue or decline to issue charters for operation of technical colleges, pursuant to section 3357.07 of the Revised Code. The board shall approve an official plan, and issue a charter, only upon the following findings:

(A) That the official plan and all past and proposed actions of the technical college district are in conformity to law;

(B) That the proposed technical college will not unreasonably and wastefully duplicate existing educational services available to students and prospective students residing in the technical college district;

(C) That there is reasonable prospect of adequate current operating revenue for the proposed technical college from its proposed opening date of operation;

(D) That the proposed lands and facilities of the technical college will be adequate and efficient for the purposes of the proposed technical college;

(E) That the particular proposed curricular programs, being one or more of the programs defined in section 3357.01 of the Revised Code, as "technical-college," and "adult-education technical programs," are the programs for which there is substantial need in the territory of the district. The employment and separation of individual personnel in a technical college and the establishment or abolition of individual courses of instruction shall not be subject to the specific and individual approval or disapproval of the Ohio board of regents, but shall occur in the discretion of the local management of such college within the limitations of law, the official plan, and the charter of such college. The Ohio board of regents may make such study as it deems advisable or contract for such study to be made relative to the application of divisions (A) to (E), inclusive, of this section in its approval or disapproval of official plans of the technical college districts or the issuance of charters for the operation of technical colleges.

Effective Date: 02-17-1972