Career-Technical Education Admissions Criteria FAQ | Ohio Department of Education – Ohio Department of Education

by | May 25, 2022 | Education

General Questions

General Questions


Can a vocational school impose admission criteria that are “essential for participation” in a particular program?Yes. As explained by the March 21, 1979 Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs (OCR-00004) issued by the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, a vocational school receiving federal funds “may not judge candidates for admission to vocational education programs on the basis of criteria that have the effect of disproportionately excluding persons of a particular race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. However, if the recipient can demonstrate that such criteria have been validated as essential to participation in a given program and that alternative equally valid criteria that do not have such a disproportionate adverse effect are unavailable, the criteria will be judged nondiscriminatory.”
 
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Can a vocational school prohibit the enrollment of students with disabilities?No. See item 4., above. A JVSD policy regarding enrollment of students who will be adjacent district JVSD students shall not include “[l]imitations on admitting applicants because of disability, except that a board may refuse to admit an applicant receiving services under R.C. Chapter 3323 if the services described in the student’s IEP are not available in the district.” (R.C. 3313.983(B)(2)).
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Can a vocational school prohibit the enrollment of students with prior discipline?No. See item 4., above. A JVSD policy regarding enrollment of students who will be adjacent district JVSD students shall not inclu …

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