With the recent passage of Am. Sub. HB 30, waivers are no longer required for state fiscal years 2012 or 2013.
Am. Sub. HB 30 specifies that beginning in fiscal year 2012, 1) school districts may operate all-day kindergarten or extended kindergarten, but school districts are no longer required to provide all-day kindergarten to all students and 2) school districts that did not receive poverty-based assistance for all-day kindergarten in fiscal year 2009 may charge tuition or fees for students enrolled in all-day kindergarten. However, if a district charges fees or tuition for all-day kindergarten, the district shall develop a sliding fee scale based on family incomes.
For a summary and analysis of the bill from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, you may view this website.
To view the complete bill, you may view this website.
Parents, family members or community members
- For information about what kindergarten schedule your local school district will provide or what fees it will charge for all-day kindergarten in the 2011-2012 academic year, please contact your district directly for information.
School district personnel
- If your district will charge fees or tuition for all-day kindergarten and you need information about sliding fee scales, click here.
- General guidance about kindergarten including the schedules offered by school districts for the 2010-2011 school year, may be found at the following ODE website.
For more information
Contact ODE at ELSR@ode.state.oh.us with any questions.