The superintendent of public instruction and the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents jointly may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code permitting a board of education of a school district or joint vocational school district, governing authority of a community school, governing body of a STEM school, or governing authority of a participating nonpublic school to enter into an agreement with a college or university to use an alternate funding formula to calculate, or an alternate method to transmit, the amount the college or university would be paid for a student participating in a program under this chapter, including the program known as seniors to sophomores.
Rules adopted under this section may include, but need not be limited to, any of the following alternative funding options:
(A) Direct payment of funds necessary to support students participating in a program under this chapter, including the seniors to sophomores program, by the school district, joint vocational school district, community school, STEM school, or any combination thereof, to the college or university in which the student enrolled;
(B) Alternate funding formulas to calculate the amount of money to be paid to colleges for participants;
(C) A negotiated amount to be paid, as agreed by the school district, joint vocational school district, community school, or STEM school and the college or university.
Rules adopted under this section shall prohibit any alternative funding option to include charging a student participating in the program under this chapter any tuition or fees.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.