Online charter schools in Ohio would have to create a separate committee to guide their policies and procedures, under one of dozens of new rules recommended by the state school board. Cyber schools and schools offering online classes in Ohio also would have to develop policies explaining students' rights when installation of equipment is delayed and come up with a plan to attract qualified teachers.

Lawmakers required the state school board to recommend the guidelines, announced Sept. 9, by month's end. It's now up to lawmakers to decide which recommendations to follow.


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