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Page 1 of 2 205.703 Educational and vocational programs eligible for supportive services -- Prohibition against discontinuance of service to low income parents except <br>under certain circumstances. (1) The cabinet shall honor parents' requests to volunteer for basic, secondary, post-secondary, and vocational education programs, including work study and <br>internships; where: <br>(a) The activity is: 1. Countable toward federal work participation rates; or 2. Combined with work activity countable toward federal work <br>participation rates; (b) The activity is made part of a self-sufficiency plan in which it will lead to achievement of a specific employment goal; (c) The parent meets admission criteria for the educational program; and <br>(d) The parent does not already have marketable skills sufficient to achieve at least two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty threshold, adjusted <br>by household size. (2) The cabinet shall honor parents' requests to continue current educational activities as defined under subsection (1) of this section, where the parent is making good and <br>satisfactory progress based on standards normally applied by the educational or <br>vocational programs to enrollees. (3) The cabinet shall inform all parents receiving public assistance of the option to engage in educational and vocational training activities, as defined under subsection <br>(1) of this section, and receive supportive services: <br>(a) At least once per year, no less than six (6) weeks prior to the start of fall semester of the state university and community college system; (b) During the initial and any subsequent self-sufficiency planning process; <br>(c) During conciliation in which the parent requests a change in placement; and <br>(d) At any time upon request of the parent. (4) The cabinet shall not require a parent who is currently participating in an education program to discontinue participation and shall not discontinue supportive services <br>for education under subsection (1) of this section, except where: <br>(a) The parent is no longer making good or satisfactory progress; <br>(b) The parent fails to verify satisfactory attendance under standards normally applied by the educational program to enrollees; (c) The parent in a noncountable education activity fails to participate in the additional required countable activity; (d) The parent refuses an offer of employment paying at least two-hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty threshold, adjusted for household size; <br>or (e) The parent becomes ineligible for public assistance for reasons unrelated to educational activity. Page 2 of 2 Effective: July 15, 1998 <br>History: Created 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 236, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1998.