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 3301-42-01 "Criteria for enrolling eligible adults in public secondary education programs," currently is under five-year rule review. This rule provides school districts the authority and criteria to enroll residents of the district into vocational education programs intended to lead to high school graduation, completion of a certificate of High School Equivalence, employment, classes, or programs.

  • View the rule here: 3301-42-01 March 2021 draft.pdf
  • Submit comments by email to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline: April 12, 2021

     OAC 3301-23-41 "Twelve hour or forty hour temporary teaching permit for qualified nonlicensed individuals," is being amended as a result of changes in section 3319.301 of the Ohio Revised Code in Senate Bill 89 of the 133rd General Assembly and currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements by which an unlicensed individual can obtain a permit that allows the educator to teach in the subject named on the permit for 12 hours per week, except individuals teaching in STEM schools or teaching industry-recognized credential programs offered at dropout recovery community schools. Those individuals may not teach for more than 40 hours per week. The language in this rule has been updated to align with the changes made in section 3319.301 of the Ohio Revised Code in Senate Bill 89 of the 133rd General Assembly.
  • View the rule here: OAC-3301-23-41-12-and-40-hour-permit.pdf
  • Submit comments (including rule number) by email to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline: April 17, 2021
     OAC 3301-24-08 "Professional or associate license renewal," currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements to renew professional or associate educator licenses. The language in this rule has been updated to reduce the number of continuing education hours required to renew a license that has lapsed for more than five years; more closely align with the language in OAC 3301-24-23 regarding licensure renewal processes and procedures; and create a new licensure option for educators whose licenses have lapsed for more than one year to re-enter the education profession more easily.
  • View the rule here: OAC-3301-24-08-Licensure-Renewal.pdf
  • Submit comments (including rule number) by email to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline: April 17, 2021
     OAC 3301-24-16 "Senior professional educator license," currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements to obtain a senior professional educator license. The language in this rule has been updated to align better with the definitions outlined in OAC 3301-24-01; to remove references to the eight-year professional teaching certificate, all of which have expired and been transitioned to five-year teaching licenses; and streamline and clarify the language.
  • View the rule here: OAC-3301-24-16-Senior-Professional-Educator-License.pdf
  • Submit comments by email to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline: April 17, 2021
     OAC 3301-24-17 "Lead professional educator license," currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements to obtain a lead professional educator license. The language in this rule has been updated to better align with the definitions outlined in OAC 3301-24-01; remove references to eight-year professional teaching certificates, all of which have expired and been transitioned to-five year teaching licenses; and streamline and clarify the language.
  • View the rule here: OAC-3301-24-17-Lead-Professional-Educator-License.pdf
  • Submit comments (including rule number) by email to:  rulecomments@education.ohio.gov
  • Comment deadline: April 17, 2021

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