As used in this section, the "base amount" for any school year is one million dollars. "Full-time equivalency percentage" and "percentage of the school day" enrolled in college shall be determined under the rules described by divisions (A)(1) and (4) of section 3365.07 of the Revised Code or the rules adopted under section 3365.12 of the Revised Code.
(A) Each nonpublic school student who wishes to become a participant in any school year shall send to the department of education a copy of the student's acceptance from a college and an application. The application shall be made on forms provided by the state board and shall include information about the student's proposed participation, including the school year in which the student wishes to participate; the semesters or terms the student wishes to enroll during such year; the student's expected full-time equivalency percentage for each such semester or term; and the percentage of the school day each such semester or term that the student expects to be enrolled in programs provided by a college under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code. The department shall mark each application with the date and time of receipt.
(B) Calculations involving applications under this division shall be made in the order in which the applications are received.
Upon receipt of an application under division (A) of this section, the department shall calculate the amount the college would be paid under division (B) of 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 expected participation. For calculations made under division (B) of section 3365.07 of the Revised Code, the department shall subtract each such calculated amount from the base amount for that year, or the amount remaining for that year after the subtraction from the base amount of amounts previously calculated under this division as a result of prior applications for participation in that year, whichever is the lesser amount.
(C) If such a subtraction under division (B) of this section results in a positive number, the department shall notify the applicant within three weeks of the receipt of the application that such applicant may participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program to the extent indicated in the application.
(D) If such a subtraction under division (B) of this section results in a negative number, the department shall, within one week of the receipt of such application, notify the applicant, the applicant's nonpublic school, and the college accepting the applicant that funds will not be available for the applicant's participation in the program during the year for which the application was made. The department shall also notify all applicants whose applications for that year are subsequently received, their nonpublic schools, and the colleges accepting them of the same fact.
(E) No applicant receiving notification under division (D) of this section may become a participant under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code for the year for which the applicant applied and no college shall be paid under division (B) of 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 participation by any such applicant in such year.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 04-26-1990