As Reported by the House Education Committee

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. B. No. 14

Representative Pelanda 

Cosponsors: Representatives Patmon, Cera, Derickson, Grossman, Ramos, McGregor, Terhar, Butler, Maag, Phillips, McClain, Thompson, Adams, J., Huffman, Stebelton, Antonio, Blair, Hackett, Lynch, Brenner 

To amend section 3313.642 and to enact section 1
2151.272 of the Revised Code with respect to a 2
school district's withholding or transfer to 3
another district or school of the records of a 4
child who is alleged or adjudicated an abused, 5
neglected, or dependent child.6


       Section 1.  That section 3313.642 be amended and section 7
2151.272 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:8

       Sec. 2151.272.  (A) As used in this section:9

       (1) "IEP" has the same meaning as in section 3323.01 of the 10
Revised Code.11

       (2) "504 plan" means a plan based on an evaluation conducted 12
in accordance with section 504 of the "Rehabilitation Act of 13
1973," 29 U.S.C. 794, as amended.14

       (B) Upon the filing of a complaint, under section 2151.27 of 15
the Revised Code, alleging that a child is an abused, neglected, 16
or dependent child, the judge of the court in which the complaint 17
is filed may order the board of education of the school district 18
in which the child was enrolled immediately prior to the filing of 19
the complaint to release the child's grades, credits, official 20
transcripts, IEPs, and 504 plans to any district or school in 21
which the child enrolls after the complaint is filed.22

       Sec. 3313.642.  (A) Except as provided in division (B) of 23
this section and notwithstanding the provisions of sections 24
3313.48 and 3313.64 of the Revised Code, the board of education of 25
a city, exempted village, or local school district shall not be 26
required to furnish, free of charge, to the pupils attending the 27
public schools any materials used in a course of instruction with 28
the exception of the necessary textbooks or electronic textbooks 29
required to be furnished without charge pursuant to section 30
3329.06 of the Revised Code. The board may, however, make 31
provision by appropriations transferred from the general fund of 32
the district or otherwise for furnishing free of charge any 33
materials used in a course of instruction to such pupils as it 34
determines are in serious financial need of such materials. 35

       (B) No board of education of a school district shall charge a 36
fee to a pupil who is eligible for a free lunch under the 37
"National School Lunch Act," 60 Stat. 230 (1946), 42 U.S.C. 1751, 38
as amended, and the "Child Nutrition Act of 1966," 80 Stat. 885, 39
42 U.S.C. 1771, as amended, for any materials needed to enable the 40
pupil to participate fully in a course of instruction. The 41
prohibition in this division against charging a fee does not apply 42
to any fee charged for any of the following:43

       (1) Any materials needed to enable a pupil to participate 44
fully in extracurricular activities or in any pupil enrichment 45
program that is not a course of instruction;46

       (2) Any tools, equipment, and materials that are necessary 47
for workforce-readiness training within a career-technical 48
education program that, to the extent the tools, equipment, and 49
materials are not consumed, may be retained by the student upon 50
course completion.51

       (C) Boards of education may adopt rules and regulations 52
prescribing aeach of the following:53

       (1) A schedule of fees for materials used in a course of 54
instruction and prescribing a;55

       (2) A schedule of charges which may be imposed upon pupils 56
for the loss, damage, or destruction of school apparatus, 57
equipment, musical instruments, library material, textbooks, or 58
electronic textbooks required to be furnished without charge, and 59
for damage to school buildings, and.60

       Except as provided in division (D) of this section, boards of 61
education may enforce the payment of such fees and charges by 62
withholding the grades and credits of the pupils concerned.63

       (D) No board of education shall withhold the grades, credits, 64
official transcripts, diploma, IEPs, or 504 plans of a pupil for 65
nonpayment of fees for materials used in a course of instruction 66
imposed under division (C)(1) of this section, if a complaint has 67
been filed at any time in a juvenile court alleging that the pupil 68
is an abused, neglected, or dependent child or if the pupil has 69
been adjudicated an abused, neglected, or dependent child.70

       A board shall require that the grades, credits, official 71
transcripts, IEPs, or 504 plan of a pupil described in this 72
division be transferred immediately upon the receipt of either 73
another district's or school's request for those records under 74
section 3313.672 of the Revised Code or a juvenile judge's order 75
under section 2151.272 of the Revised Code.76

        A board that is required to transfer records under division 77
(D) of this section may request a copy of any order regarding the 78
child's custody or placement issued pursuant to a complaint filed 79
under section 2151.27 of the Revised Code. However, a board shall 80
not withhold records required to be transferred under that 81
division pending receipt of a copy of the order.82

       (E) Each board of education annually shall report to the 83
department of education the number of pupils for whom the board 84
sends transcripts under division (D) of this section and the total 85
amount of unpaid fees lost due to compliance with that division.86

       (F) As used in this section:87

       (1) "IEP" has the same meaning as in section 3323.01 of the 88
Revised Code.89

       (2) "504 plan" means a plan based on an evaluation conducted 90
in accordance with section 504 of the "Rehabilitation Act of 91
1973," 29 U.S.C. 794, as amended.92

       Section 2.  That existing section 3313.642 of the Revised 93
Code is hereby repealed.94