Ohio - School-Community and Interagency Partnerships: Partnerships

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State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

Ohio Revised Code 3301.131 School-parent and school-business partnerships.

The department of education shall encourage, seek out, and publicize to the general public and the school districts of this state, innovative and exemplary school-parent and school-business partnerships. The board of education of a district involved in such a partnership shall cooperate with the department by providing information about the partnership. As used in this section:
(A) “School-parent partnership” means a program that actively involves parents of students in the decision-making process of the school district or individual schools within the district;
(B) “School-business partnership” means a program in this state in which businesses, labor organizations, associations, foundations, or other persons, assist local schools in preparing children for employment or higher education, and may include programs involving work experience, mentoring, tutoring, incentive grants, or the use of corporate facilities and equipment.

Ohio Revised Code 3302.16 Community learning centers; written consent required.


  • (1) As used in sections 3302.17 and 3302.18 of the Revised Code, “community learning center” means a school operated by a city, exempted village, or local school district or community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code that participates in a coordinated, community- based effort with community partners to provide comprehensive educational, developmental, family, and health services to students, families, and community members during school hours and hours in which school is not in session.
  • (2) For purposes of this section and sections 3302.17 and 3302.18 of the Revised Code, “community partner” means a provider to students, families, or community members of health care services, on-site resource coordinators, and any other services or programs determined appropriate by a school action team created under section 3302.18 of the Revised Code.

(B) Prior to providing health services to a student, a community learning center shall obtain the written consent of the student’s parent, guardian, or custodian, if the student is less than eighteen years old, or the written consent of the student, if the student is at least eighteen years old.

(C) A community learning center and any employee, contractor, or volunteer of a community learning center shall, in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, maintain the confidentiality of patient-identifying information obtained in the course of providing health services.

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