5107.281 Mandatory participation in learnfare program.

A participant of Ohio works first who is enrolled in a school district in a county that is participating in the learnfare program and is not younger than age six but not older than age nineteen shall participate in the learnfare program unless one of the following is the case:

(A) The participant is not yet eligible for enrollment in first grade;

(B) The participant is subject to the LEAP program;

(C) The participant has received one of the following:

(1) A high school diploma;

(2) A certificate stating that the participant has achieved the equivalent of a high school education as measured by scores obtained on a high school equivalency test approved by the department of education pursuant to division (B) of section 3301.80 of the Revised Code.

(D) The participant has been excused from school attendance pursuant to section 3321.04 of the Revised Code;

(E) If child care services for a member of the participant's household are necessary for the participant to attend school, child care licensed or certified under Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code or under sections 3301.52 to 3301.59 of the Revised Code and transportation to and from the child care are not available;

(F) The participant has been adjudicated a delinquent or unruly child pursuant to section 2151.28 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 113, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.

Effective Date: 10-01-1997; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007