Chartering Resources

A chartered nonpublic school’s charter is specific to the name, location, ownership, and grade levels of the school at the time the charter was issued. Per OAC 3301-35-09, if the school needs to make a change or add to their charter, they must submit the appropriate documentation within the following timeframes:

  • A change in location, ownership, or name; a merger; or the addition of an annex location of any school must be reported to the Department no later than five business days after the change or addition has occurred. 
  • A change in grade levels must be reported to the Department at least thirty days prior to the start of the school year in which the school intends to implement the change in grade levels.
  • The closing of a location shall be reported to the Department at least thirty days prior to the closing of the school.

Schools operating under an accrediting organization should notify their accrediting organization as well as the Department of Education & Workforce of any changes or additions.

Changes to an existing charter may be made at any time during the calendar year. It should be noted that adding a new location in a different school district from the existing location requires a new charter for the new location. The application window for requesting a new charter is open from November 1 through December 31 annually. A location in a new school district cannot be added until an application is entered during the window.

Below are the forms that must be completed and submitted to the Office of Nonpublic Educational Options to have the school’s charter reissued with the necessary changes. 

Charter Documentation

How Can My School Receive a State Charter?

Find out the process to apply for a state charter

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