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 3301-91-02 Schedule of payments.
  • OAC 3301-91-03 Report required.
     Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-02, titled “Schedule of Payments,” is proposed for amendment. This rule addresses the appropriation of state funds to match federal funds in accordance with the National School Lunch Program to assist districts in providing free lunches to needy children. The rule has been amended to insert the federal regulations governing the National School Lunch Program. The rule has been further amended to update the terminology from “needy children” to “eligible children” and to reflect that payments are made annually, rather than monthly, beginning in the fiscal year for which the funds are appropriated.
  • View the proposed rule here: 3301-91-02 Jan. 2020 draft.pdf
  • Submit comments (please include the rule number) to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline:  February 13, 2020
     Ohio Administrative Code 3301-91-03, titled “Report Required,” is proposed for amendment. This rule addresses the requirement that each board of education report monthly the number of free lunches served by the district each month. This rule is being amended to insert the citation for the National School Lunch Program and to clarify that the reports shall be submitted to the Department.
  • View the proposed rule here: 3301-91-03 Jan. 2020 draft.pdf
  • Submit comments (please include the rule number) to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline:  February 13, 2020

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