Section 3313.901 | Courses at Ohio technical centers.
(A) As used in this section, "Ohio technical center" has the same meaning as in section 3333.94 of the Revised Code.
(B) Upon approval by the department of education and workforce, any city, exempted village, local, or joint vocational school district may contract with an Ohio technical center to serve students in any of grades seven to twelve who are enrolled in a career-technical education program at the district but cannot enroll in a course at the district for any of the following reasons:
(1) The course is at capacity and cannot serve all students who want to enroll in the course.
(2) The student has a scheduling conflict that prevents the student from taking the course at the time offered by the district.
(3) The district does not offer the course due to lack of enrollment, lack of a qualified teacher, or lack of facilities.
(4) Any other reason determined by the department.
(C) School districts shall apply to the department for approval to contract with an Ohio technical center under this section. Applicants shall submit a plan to the department describing how the district and the Ohio technical center will establish a collaborative partnership to provide career-technical education to students. Prior to approval, the department shall consider the extent to which the partnership will increase access to career-technical education courses for students.
(D) If the department approves an application under this section, the school district that received that approval shall do all of the following:
(1) Award a student high school credit for completion of any career-technical education course at an Ohio technical center;
(2) Report the student in the education management information system established under section 3301.0714 of the Revised Code as enrolled in the district for the time the student is taking a course at an Ohio technical center, but the district shall indicate that the course is being taken through a center rather than at the district;
(3) Not count a student taking a course at an Ohio technical center as more than one full-time equivalent student, unless the student is enrolled full-time in the district during the regularly scheduled school day and takes the course at the center during time outside of normal school hours;
(4) Pay the Ohio technical center for each student taking a course at the technical center. The payment amount shall be the lesser of the standard tuition charged for the course by the center or the applicable one of the following:
(a) If the center is located on the same campus as the high school in which the student is enrolled, the amount equal to the statewide average base cost per pupil and the amount applicable to the student pursuant to division (C) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code for the portion of the full-time equivalency the student is enrolled in the course, without application of the district's state share percentage;
(b) If the center is not located on the same campus as the high school in which the student is enrolled, $7,500.
(E) A district and an Ohio technical center may enter into an agreement under this section to establish alternate amounts than those prescribed under division (D) of this section that the district will pay to the center.
(F) A district may use career-technical education funds received under division (C) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code to pay for any costs incurred by students enrolling in courses at an Ohio technical center under this section. The department shall consider that cost as an approved career-technical education expense under division (F) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code.
(G) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Revised Code, an individual who holds an adult education permit issued by the state board of education and is employed by an Ohio technical center may provide instruction to a student in grades seven through twelve who is taking a course at an Ohio technical center under this section.
(H) If the department approves an application from a school district to contract with an Ohio technical center under this section, the district shall not prohibit a student enrolled in the district from taking any course for which the district has contracted at the technical center.
Last updated August 28, 2023 at 4:59 PM