3365.041 Notice of expulsion of student.

(A) When a school district superintendent, the governing authority of a community school, or the chief administrative officer of a STEM school expels a student under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code, the district superintendent, governing authority, or chief administrative officer shall send a written notice of the expulsion to any college in which the expelled student is enrolled under section 3365.03 of the Revised Code at the time the expulsion is imposed. The notice shall indicate the date the expulsion is scheduled to expire. The notice also shall indicate whether the district board of education, community school governing authority, or the STEM school has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code to deny high school credit for post-secondary courses taken during an expulsion. If the expulsion is extended under division (F) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code, the district superintendent, community school governing authority, or STEM school chief administrative officer shall notify the college of the extension.

(B) A college may withdraw its acceptance under section 3365.03 of the Revised Code of a student who is expelled from school under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code. As provided in section 3365.03 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether the college withdraws its acceptance of the student for the college term in which the student is expelled, the student is ineligible to enroll in a college under that section for subsequent college terms during the period of the expulsion, unless the student enrolls in another school district or community school, or a participating nonpublic school during that period.

If a college withdraws its acceptance of an expelled student who elected either option of division (A)(1) or (2) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the college shall refund tuition and fees paid by the student in the same proportion that it refunds tuition and fees to students who voluntarily withdraw from the college at the same time in the term.

If a college withdraws its acceptance of an expelled student who elected the option of division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the school district, community school, or STEM school shall not award high school credit for the college courses in which the student was enrolled at the time the college withdrew its acceptance, and any reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or through alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code for the student's attendance prior to the withdrawal shall be the same as would be paid for a student who voluntarily withdrew from the college at the same time in the term. If the withdrawal results in the college's receiving no reimbursement, the college may require the student to return or pay for the textbooks and materials it provided the student free of charge under section 3365.08 of the Revised Code.

(C) When a student who elected the option of division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code is expelled under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code from a school district, community school, or STEM school that has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code, that election is automatically revoked for all college courses in which the student is enrolled during the college term in which the expulsion is imposed. Any reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or through alternative funding agreements entered into under rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code for the student's attendance prior to the expulsion shall be the same as would be paid for a student who voluntarily withdrew from the college at the same time in the term. If the revocation results in the college's receiving no reimbursement, the college may require the student to return or pay for the textbooks and materials it provided the student free of charge under section 3365.08 of the Revised Code.

No later than five days after receiving an expulsion notice from the superintendent of a district, the governing authority of a community school, or the chief administrative officer of a STEM school that has adopted a policy under section 3313.613 of the Revised Code, the college shall send a written notice to the expelled student that the student's election of division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code is revoked. If the college elects not to withdraw its acceptance of the student, the student shall pay all applicable tuition and fees for the college courses and shall pay for the textbooks and materials that the college provided under section 3365.08 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007