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Rule 3301-16-03 | Community service learning special certification.


Pursuant to section 3313.605 of the Revised Code, the state superintendent of public instruction is required to adopt rules for granting a student special certification upon successful completion of an approved community service learning project.

(A) Governing authority, for the purpose of this rule, means the board of education of a city, local, exempted village and joint vocational school district, the governing authority of a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, and the governing body of a STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code.

(B) The governing authority of a school that includes community service education in its education program shall, pursuant to section 3313.605 of the Revised Code, award the community service learning special recognition to any graduating senior who is determined to be eligible in accordance with the following provisions:

(1) Completes the high school diploma requirements set forth in section 3313.61 of the Revised Code;

(2) Meets the criteria for the community service seal pursuant to division (C)(8) of section 3313.6114 of the Revised Code.

In evaluating and rating community service education projects, governing authorities may utilize guidelines and resources developed by the superintendent of public instruction for high-quality locally defined diploma seals available at

Last updated March 29, 2023 at 1:39 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3301.07, 3313.605
Amplifies: 3313.605
Five Year Review Date: 3/23/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 12/23/2011, 7/3/2017