Chapter 2000 - TANF: OWF and PRC
5101:1-3-02 Ohio Works First: School Attendance
Effective Date: February 1, 2021
Most Current Prior Effective Date: November 1, 2015

(A)When must school attendance be monitored?

A minor child's attendance in school shall be monitored in the following situations:

(1)The teen parent or pregnant teen is subject to participation in the learning, earning and parenting program (LEAP) in accordance with rule 5101:1-23-50 of the Administrative Code.

(2)The child is subject to participation in the learnfare program in accordance with section 5107.28 of the Revised Code.

(3)The When the teen parent is employed and attending school. When school attendance ends, the county agency is, to determine whenif the teen parent is to be excluded from the assistance group in accordance with policy described in paragraph (E) of rule 5101:1-23-205101:1-23-10 of the Administrative Code is applicable.

(4)To determine if a child approaching his or her eighteenth birthday may remain on the grant until the nineteenth birthday, as set forth in section 5107.02 of the Revised Code.

(B)What are the requirements for children under age eighteen who are not attending school?

(1)The county agency shall assess the skills, prior work experience, and employability of each participant of Ohio works first (OWF) who:

(a)Has not attained eighteen years of age; and

(b)Has not completed high school or obtained a certificate of high school equivalency, and is not attending secondary school.

(2)On the basis of the assessment, the county agency shall work with the assistance group to create an employment goal for the child, including a plan for moving the individual into unsubsidized employment or requiring the child to attend school.

(3)The county agency shall incorporate the plan into the assistance group's self-sufficiency contract or individual opportunity plan (IOP) and require the minor's parent or specified relative to ensure the child complies with the plan. The child is not required to complete a self-sufficiency contract or IOP, unless that child is a minor head of household, as defined in section 5107.02 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 2/1/2021

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2020 and 02/01/2026


Date: 12/31/2020

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5107.05

Rule Amplifies: 5107.02, 5107.05

Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/1997 (Emer.), 12/30/1997, 01/01/1999, 12/01/2002, 10/01/2005, 08/01/2010, 11/01/2015