Section 3326.39 | Expenditures of career-technical education funding.
(A) In any fiscal year, a STEM school receiving funds calculated under division (A)(7) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code shall spend those funds only for the purposes that the department designates as approved for career-technical education expenses. Career-technical education expenses approved by the department shall include only expenses connected to the delivery of career-technical programming to career-technical students. The department shall require the school to report data annually so that the department may monitor the school's compliance with the requirements regarding the manner in which funding received under division (A)(8) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code may be spent.
(B) All funds received under division (A)(7) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code shall be spent in the following manner:
(1) At least seventy-five per cent of the funds shall be spent on curriculum development, purchase, and implementation; instructional resources and supplies; industry-based program certification; student assessment, credentialing, and placement; curriculum specific equipment purchases and leases; career-technical student organization fees and expenses; home and agency linkages; work-based learning experiences; professional development; and other costs directly associated with career-technical education programs including development of new programs.
(2) Not more than twenty-five per cent of the funds shall be used for personnel expenditures.
(C) In any fiscal year, a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school receiving funds under division (H) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code shall spend those funds only for the following purposes:
(1) Delivery of career awareness programs to students enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelve;
(2) Provision of a common, consistent curriculum to students throughout their primary and secondary education;
(3) Assistance to teachers in providing a career development curriculum to students;
(4) Development of a career development plan for each student that stays with that student for the duration of the student's primary and secondary education;
(5) Provision of opportunities for students to engage in activities, such as career fairs, hands-on experiences, and job shadowing, across all career pathways at each grade level.
The department may deny payment under division (E) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code to any school that the department determines is using funds paid under division (H) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code for other purposes.
Last updated October 12, 2021 at 3:41 PM