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 3301-24-25 Senior Professional License Renewal
OAC 3301-24-26 Lead Professional License Renewal
OAC 3301-27-01 Qualifications to Direct, Supervise, or Coach a Pupil Activity Program
OAC 3301-102 Community School Rules
OAC 3301-102-10 to 3301-102-12 Drop out prevention and recovery report card rules



 OAC 3301-24-25, “Senior Professional License Renewal,” currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements to renew a senior professional educator license. The language in this rule has been updated to align better with the requirements for professional license renewal under OAC 3301-24-08 and streamline and clarify the language.


  OAC 3301-24-26, “Lead Professional License Renewal,” currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements to renew a lead professional educator license. The language in this rule has been updated to better align with the requirements for professional license renewal under OAC 3301-24-08 and streamline and clarify the language.


  OAC 3301-27-01, “Qualifications to Direct, Supervise, or Coach a Pupil Activity Program,” currently is under five-year rule review. This rule outlines the requirements by which an individual may obtain a pupil activity permit necessary for the direction, supervision or coaching of a pupil activity program. The language in this rule has been updated to allow permanent professional license holders to receive a five-year permit instead of the current three-year permit to ensure pupil activity permit holders are aware of their obligations under the licensure code of professional conduct for Ohio educators and to allow alternatives to the national federation of state high school associations fundamentals of coaching course to be reviewed and approved by the Ohio Department of Education.


 OAC Chapter 3301-102 Community School Rules

OAC 3301-102-02,  "Definitions" , provides definitions to terms referenced throughout Chapter 102 of the Ohio Administrative Code and Chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code.
 
OAC 3301-102-03 "Approval of sponsors", establishes the criteria that will be evaluated as part of the sponsor application process. Additionally, the rule establishes the timeline for the submission of the application and review process by the Ohio Department of Education.
 
OAC 3301-102-04, "Sponsorship agreement", provides the elements contained within the agreement between the Ohio Department of Education and an entity approved to be a community school sponsor. The rule outlines duties and responsibilities established within the agreement and outlines the initial term for each agreement.
 
OAC 3301-102-05, "Monitoring and reporting requirements for all sponsors", provides the additional reporting requirements beyond the expectations in Chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code. The rule also establishes timelines for providing specific documents or notifications to the Ohio Department of Education related to sponsor action (such as executed contracts and notification of suspensions or probations).
 
OAC 3301-102-07, "Probation and revocation of sponsorship authority", establishes criteria and procedures for placing a sponsor on probation. Additionally, this rule outlines the process for seeking a finding of noncompliance from the State Board of Education, which can lead to revocation of sponsorship authority.
  OAC 3301-102-10 to 3301-102-12, rules related to the dropout prevention and recovery report card,  currently are under five-year rule review. These rules outline the implementation for the dropout prevention and recovery report card as outlined in Ohio Revised Code 3313.017. At the direction of the State Board of Education’s Performance and Impact Committee, these rules are being presented for public comment with no proposed changes.

OAC 3301-102-10, “Dropout prevention and recovery academic performance rating and report card system,” describes the overall report card system, establishes the criteria for designation to receive the dropout prevention and recovery report card and establishes the grading scales for required measures. 
OAC 3301-102-11, "Dropout prevention and recovery schools’ assessment of growth in student achievement,” describes the process for the calculation of the overall rating awarded on dropout prevention and recovery report cards.  
OAC 3301-102-12, "Standards for awarding an overall report card designation to dropout prevention and recovery community schools” establishes the criteria that will be evaluated as part of the sponsor application process. Additionally, the rule establishes the timeline for the submission of the application and review process by the Ohio Department of Education.

Last Modified: 10/15/2021 8:22:04 AM