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Section 3310.033 | Eligibility for foster children.

 

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Foster child" means a child placed with a foster caregiver, as defined in section 5103.02 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Qualifying student" means a student who is not entitled to attend school under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code in a school district in which the pilot project scholarship program is operating under sections 3313.974 to 3313.979 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Kinship caregiver" has the same meaning as in section 5101.85 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Sibling" means any of the following:

(a) A brother, half-brother, sister, or half-sister by birth, marriage, or adoption;

(b) A cousin by birth, marriage, or adoption who is residing in the same household;

(c) A foster child who is residing in the same household, including a child who is subsequently adopted by the child's foster family;

(d) A child residing in the same household who is placed with a guardian or legal custodian;

(e) A child who is residing in the same household and is being cared for by a kinship caregiver;

(f) Any other child under eighteen years of age who has resided in the same household for at least forty-five consecutive days within the last calendar year.

(5) "Caretaker" means the parent of a minor child or a relative acting in the parent's place.

(B) Notwithstanding anything in the Revised Code to the contrary, a qualifying student shall be eligible for an educational choice scholarship under section 3310.03 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether the student is enrolled in a school building described in division (A)(1) or (C) of that section, if any of the following apply:

(1) The student's sibling received an educational choice scholarship under section 3310.03 of the Revised Code for the school year immediately prior to the school year for which the student is seeking a scholarship;

(2) The student is a foster child;

(3) The student is a child placed with a guardian, legal custodian, or kinship caregiver;

(4) The student is not a child placed with a guardian, legal custodian, or kinship caregiver, but has resided in the same household as such a child for at least forty-five consecutive days within the last calendar year;

(5) The student is not a foster child, but resides in a home that has received certification under section 5103.03 of the Revised Code;

(6) The student satisfies all of the following conditions:

(a) The student is not a foster child or a student described in division (B)(4) of this section.

(b) The student has resided in the household of an individual who is not the student's parent or guardian for at least forty-five consecutive days within the last calendar year and, if not for residing in that household, the student would have been homeless.

(c) The student's parent or guardian resides in this state.

(7) The student is not a child described in division (B)(6) of this section, but has resided in the same household as a child described in that division for at least forty-five consecutive days within the last calendar year.

(C) A student who receives an educational choice scholarship under this section remains eligible for that scholarship and may continue to receive a scholarship in subsequent school years until the student completes grade twelve, so long as the student satisfies the conditions specified in divisions (D)(2) and (3) of section 3310.03 of the Revised Code.

(D) The department of education may request any individual applying for a scholarship under this section on behalf of a qualifying student to provide appropriate documentation, as defined by the department, that the student meets the eligibility qualifications prescribed under this section. In the case of a student who qualifies under division (B)(6) of this section, such documentation shall be provided by the student's parent, guardian, or caretaker.

Last updated September 9, 2021 at 9:38 AM

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