It now heads to Governor Kasich —
The Ohio House of Representatives voted on Wednesday, December 17, to concur with Senate changes to House Bill 367. Included in this bill were changes to grant greater flexibility in graduation requirements for chartered nonpublic schools. For this year, chartered nonpublic schools will be able to use students’ course grades to comply with the Ohio’s graduation pathways instead of administering Ohio’s new end-of-course exams. A more permanent solution to this issue that will respect the autonomy and best practices of nonpublic schools still needs to be determined. A committee is currently working on a more permanent solution, but in the meantime this bill solves the short term issue.