(A) Any public or participating nonpublic secondary school or any public or participating private college, including a secondary school and an associated college operating an early college high school program, may apply to the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents and the superintendent of public instruction for a waiver from the requirements of the college credit plus program. The chancellor and the superintendent may grant a waiver under this section for an agreement governing an early college high school program or for a proposed agreement between a public or participating nonpublic secondary school and a public or participating private or out-of-state college, only if the agreement does both of the following:
(1) Includes innovative programming proposed to exclusively address the needs of underrepresented student subgroups;
(2) Meets all criteria set forth in rules adopted by the chancellor and the superintendent pursuant to division (C) of this section.
(B) Any waiver granted under this section shall apply only to the agreement for which the waiver is granted and shall not apply to any other agreement that the school or college enters into under this chapter.
(C) The chancellor and the superintendent of public instruction shall jointly adopt rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, regarding the granting of waivers under this section.
(D) As used in this section, "associated college" and "early college high school program" have the same meanings as in section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.