Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rule Comments

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rule Comments

The Ohio Department of Education staff drafts and edits administrative rules, which have not yet been formally proposed for adoption by the State Board of Education or the state superintendent. During the initial drafting of rules, every effort is made to solicit input from affected organizations and individuals. Upon posting the draft rules, the Department sends out e-notification alerts to interested parties. Rules may be posted through the lieutenant governor’s Common Sense Initiative office, if applicable. For rules that go through the Common Sense Initiative process, the review concludes with a formal report clearing the way for the Department to file the rules with the Joint Commission on Agency Rule Review or recommend further changes. If the Common Sense Initiative process does not apply, the rules are filed with the Joint Commission on Agency Rule Review.

The rules for review are listed below:


 OAC Chapter 3301-3 Data Acquisition Sites.  As part of the five-year rule review process, the Ohio Department of Education has reviewed Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3301-3, Data Acquisition Sites, and recommends no changes. A brief description of the rules is below. 
3301-3-01 Scope and definitions. 
Rule 3301-3-01 provides a glossary of definitions for terms and acronyms relevant to Information Technology Centers.
3301-3-02 Qualifications for information technology centers and user entities. 
Rule 3301-3-02 cites the required qualifications and conditions that must be in place to conduct business as an Information Technology Center and as a user entity. 
3301-3-03 Information technology center permit eligibility and application. 
Rule 3301-3-03 describes the minimum eligibility requirements for an entity applying for an Information Technology Center site permit.
3301-3-04 Information technology center permit validity and revocation.
Rule 3301-3-04 details the requirements to enable an Information Technology Center to retain its site permit and cites conditions that lead to revocation of permit.
3301-3-05 Responsibilities of the department.
Rule 3301-3-05 articulates the Department’s obligations to the Information Technology Centers including: communication, core services, accountability, site permits and subsidy funding.
3301-3-06 Responsibilities of an information technology center and a user entity.
Rule 3301-3-06 identifies minimum requirements regarding goods, services and assurances that Information Technology Centers must offer to their school/district customers.  Additionally, this rule identifies the minimum assurances and responsibilities of the user entity.
3301-3-07 Performance requirements.
Rule 3301-3-07 describes performance requirements for the following: governance- agreement/constitution, fiscal operations requirements and operating requirements.
 Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-11, “Alternative principal license,” currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements to obtain and advance an alternative principal license. The language in this rule has been updated to provide greater clarity to the educational community, clarify the breakdown of required semester hours for advancement of an alternative principal license and more closely align with the requirements of OAC 3301-24-12.
  • View the rule here: 3301-24-11-Alternative-Principal-License-Oct-2020.pdf
  • Submit comments (including rule number) to: rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline:  November 21, 2020
    Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-12, “Alternative superintendent and alternative administrative specialist license,” currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements to obtain and advance the alternative superintendent license and alternative administrative specialist license. The language in this rule is being updated to provide greater clarity to the educational community, include courses in school law and school finance as a part of the required semester hours for advancement of these licenses, and more closely align with the requirements of OAC 3301-24-11.

Last Modified: 10/27/2020 8:12:26 AM