Dropout Prevention and Recovery Schools

Under Ohio Revised Code 3314.017, an academic performance rating and report card system was established for community schools that primarily serve students enrolled in dropout prevention and recovery (DPR) programs. The new rating and report card system effectively eliminated the closure waiver that was previously available under ORC 3314.36. A DPR school not previously designated as such through an exemption waiver under 3314.36, 3302.02(C)(6)(a), or 3313.603 (C) must notify ODE of its intent to operate primarily as a DPR program by sending a letter electronically, signed by the school superintendent and the school’s authorizer, to Steve Tate at steve.tate@education.ohio.gov

Dropout Recovery Designations

Dropout Recovery Exemption Waivers

The Dropout Recovery table provides detailed information regarding the following exemptions for dropout recovery schools.
 
School Closure Waiver Application for Dropout Prevention and Recovery Community Schools
 
Under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3314.36, a community school that serves a majority of its students through a dropout prevention and recovery program may apply for a waiver from closure, provided the school meets criteria necessary to qualify for the waiver. The link below contains instructions and the application for community schools that are eligible to apply for the School Closure Waiver. The status on a waiver application received is provided below.

Waiver Instructions & Application

Waiver list 
 
Conversion Community School Data Roll-Up Exclusion
 
Under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3302.02(C)(6)(a), the traditional public school district sponsor of a community school that serves a majority of its students through a dropout prevention and recovery program may apply for an exception from having the community school’s academic performance data rolled up into its sponsor Local Report Card. The link below contains instructions and the application for sponsors that are eligible to apply for the exception.