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Rule 3301-35-08 | Non-chartered, non-tax supported school.


(A) A nonchartered nonpublic school that is not seeking a charter from the department of education and workforce because of truly held religious beliefs shall annually certify in a report to the parents of its pupils that the school meets minimum education standards for non-chartered nonpublic schools as described in section 3301.0732 of the Revised Code. A copy of the report shall be filed with the department of education and workforce on or before the thirtieth day of September of each year.

(B) A nonchartered nonpublic school shall be open for instruction with pupils in attendance for not less than four hundred fifty-five hours in the case of pupils in kindergarten unless such pupils are provided all-day kindergarten, in which case the pupils shall be in attendance for nine hundred ten hours; nine hundred ten hours in the case of pupils in grades one through six; and one thousand one hours in the case of pupils in grades seven through twelve in each school year .

(C) The parents of a child enrolled in a nonchartered nonpublic school shall be responsible for reporting their child's enrollment or withdrawal from that school to the treasurer of the board of education of the city, exempted village, or local school district in which the pupil resides. Pupil attendance is reported for the purposes of facilitating the administration of laws relating to compulsory education and the employment of minors. An individual in charge of the non-chartered nonpublic school may, as a matter of convenience, provide the report to the treasurer on behalf of the parent.

(1) The attendance report shall include the name, age, and place of residence of each pupil below eighteen years of age.

(2) The report shall be made within the first two weeks of the beginning of each school year. In the case of pupil withdrawal or entrance during the school year, notice shall be given to the treasurer of the appropriate board of education within the first week of the next school month.

(D) Teachers and administrators shall hold at least a bachelor's degree, or the equivalent, from a recognized college or university.

(E) The curriculum of each non-chartered nonpublic school shall study of the following subjects:

(1) Language arts;

(2) Geography, the history of the United States and Ohio, and national, state, and local government;

(3) Mathematics;

(4) Science;

(5) Health;

(6) Physical education;

(7) The fine arts, including music;

(8) First aid, safety, and fire prevention;

(9) Other subjects as prescribed by the non-charterednonpublic school.

(F) Each non-charterednonpublic school shall follow regular procedures for promotion from grade to grade of pupils who have met the school's educational requirements.

(G) Each non-chartered nonpublic school shall comply with all applicable health, fire, and safety laws.

(H) Pupils attending a non-chartered nonpublic school are not entitled to pupil transportation or auxiliary services.

A non-chartered nonpublic school is not entitled to reimbursement for administrative costs.

Last updated May 9, 2024 at 8:37 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3301.07, 3301.132
Amplifies: 3301.0732, 3301.132
Five Year Review Date: 5/24/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/1983, 4/24/2015, 5/24/2021