Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rule Comments

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rule Comments

The Ohio Department of Education staff drafts and edits administrative rules, which have not yet been formally proposed for adoption by the State Board of Education or the state superintendent. During the initial drafting of rules, every effort is made to solicit input from affected organizations and individuals. Upon posting the draft rules, the Department sends out e-notification alerts to interested parties. Rules may be posted through the lieutenant governor’s Common Sense Initiative office, if applicable. For rules that go through the Common Sense Initiative process, the review concludes with a formal report clearing the way for the Department to file the rules with the Joint Commission on Agency Rule Review or recommend further changes. If the Common Sense Initiative process does not apply, the rules are filed with the Joint Commission on Agency Rule Review.

The rules for review are listed below:

 
  • OAC 3301-101  Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
  • OAC 3301-8-01 Payment of debt charges under the state credit enhancement program

​​  OAC 3301-101 Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship ProgramThe Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program Rules 3301-101-01 through 3301-101-13 are being reviewed pursuant to the five-year rule review. The following reflects the proposed amendments:
  • OAC 3301-101-01, titled “Definitions,” is being amended to align with Ohio Revised Code and clarify requirements for modifying services. “Primary provider” also is being added to clarify which provider is responsible when a child has more than one provider providing services.
  • OAC 3301-101-02, titled “Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program established,” is being amended to remove duplicative language.
  • OAC 3301-101-03, titled “Eligibility to receive a scholarship,” is being amended to align with the appropriate Ohio Administrative Code rule, remove duplicate language and clarify the compulsory attendance requirements.
  • OAC 3301-101-04, titled “Application for a scholarship,” is being amended to align with the changes to Ohio Revised Code 3310.52 and to remove the application deadlines.
  • OAC 3301-101-05, titled “Responsibilities of the school district of residence and the school district that the student is entitled to attend,” is being amended to add clarity to school districts’ requirements.
  • OAC 3301-101-06, titled “Awarding scholarships,” is being amended to align with Ohio Revised Code 3310.52 and to remove application deadlines.
  • OAC 3301-101-07, titled “Transfer of scholarship,” is being amended to clarify the transfer requirements.
  • OAC 3301-101-08, titled “Termination of eligibility,” is being amended to clarify the termination requirements and provide the scholarship recipient an opportunity to respond to a notice of intent to terminate eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship.
  • OAC 3301-101-09, titled “Participation by providers,” is being amended to add clarity and provide additional requirements to assist private providers in demonstrating fiscal soundness.
  • OAC 3301-101-10, titled “Payment of scholarship amounts,” is being amended to align with Ohio Revised Code 3310.52 and Ohio Revised Code 3310.62.
  • OAC 3301-101-11, titled “Entities designated to file applications,” is being amended to include the newly defined term, “primary provider.”
  • OAC 3301-101-12, titled “Dispute resolution and due process requests,” is being amended for a grammatical edit and to clarify which office in the Department receives written complaints.
  • OAC 3301-101-13, titled “Program administration,” is being amended to add clarity by including a deadline for summary reports and noting where procedures are located.
 
  • View the rules here3301-101.pdf
  • View the Business Impact Analysis here: 3301-101 Business-Impact-Analysis.pdf
  • Submit comments to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov AND CSIPublicComments@governor.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline: October 16, 2018. Please be sure to specify which rule or rules you are commenting on.
      OAC 3301-8-01 Payment of Debt Charges Under the State Credit Enhancement Program is being amended to clarify the information sought by the Department and OBM, remove unnecessary requirements and add requirements for information pertinent to the Department and OBM for making a determination to approve participation in the program.

Last Modified: 10/15/2018 8:25:24 AM