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 3301-13-10 Standard to develop a plan for any accommodation for or an excuse from statewide tests for students with disabilities in chartered nonpublic schools.
  • OAC 3301-20-03 Employment of non-licensed individuals with certain criminal convictions.
  • OAC 3301-20-02 Circumstances upon which individuals with certain convictions may participate in the OhioReads program.
  • OAC 3301-69-01 Stipends for national board certified teachers.
  • OAC 3301-83-05 to -08, -11, -13, and -20 Pupil Transportation rules

   Ohio Administrative Code 3301-13-10, “Standard to develop a plan for any accommodation for or an excuse from statewide tests for students with disabilities in chartered nonpublic schools" is being reviewed pursuant to the five year rule review. This rule addresses plan requirements for students who have Individualized Service Plans and students who do not have Individualized Service Plans and who are not on the Jon Peterson or Autism scholarships. 
 
  Ohio Administrative Code 3301-20-03 "Employment of non-licensed individuals with certain criminal convictions" is being reviewed pursuant to the five-year rule review. This rule establishes standards for the hiring and employment of individuals with certain criminal convictions in non-certified positions in school districts. The proposed, updated version of the rule seeks to provide additional clarity to districts by aligning the standards for non-certified employees with the standards for certified employees.  
 
 Ohio Administrative Code 3301-20-02 "Circumstances upon which individuals with certain convictions may participate in the OhioReads program" is being rescinded due the repeal of Ohio Revised Code 3301.88, the statute authorizing the OhioReads program, under House Bill 477 of the 132nd General Assembly.
 Ohio Administrative Code 3301-69-01  "Stipends for national board certified teachers" is being amended to remove language that is redundant of that contained in Ohio Revised Code and clarify that stipends are contingent upon appropriations by the General Assembly.
 
 Ohio Administrative Code 3301-83-05 to -08, -11, -13, -20

OAC 3301-83-05, titled “Administration,” is being amended to remove obligatory language from Section (C) and add language regarding the Department’s role in performing official transportation timings on behalf of school districts. 
OAC 3301-83-06, titled “Personnel Qualifications,” is being amended to clarify requirements and add language to permit deaf drivers employed by the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind to transport individuals in a nine passenger or fewer vehicle.
OAC 3301-83-07, titled “School Transportation Driver Physical Qualifications Rule,” is being amended to clarify requirements for medical examinations and amend the list of individuals permitted to conduct physical examinations.
OAC 3301-83-08, titled “Pupil Transportation Management Policies,” is being amended to require the adoption of policies and procedures.
OAC 3301-83-11, titled “School Bus Inspections,” is being amended to require a post-trip bus inspection and organize the current inspection requirements in the manner requested by stakeholders.
OAC 3301-83-13, titled “School Bus Routes and Stops,” is being amended to require the adoption of policies and procedures for bus stop locations and actual stops and add requirements currently listed in OAC 3301-83-20, General Rules, as the requirements pertain to bus stops and routes.
OAC 3301-83-20, titled “General Rules,” is being amended to remove the two requirements that are being added to OAC 3301-83-13, School Bus Routes and Stops
 
  • Comment deadline:  November 21, 2019


 

Last Modified: 11/13/2019 2:37:36 PM