3301-27-01 Qualifications to direct, supervise, or coach a pupil activity program.

(A) As used in this rule:

(1) "Pupil-activity program" means a program that does not include any class or course required or offered for credit toward a pupil's promotion to the next grade or for graduation, or any activity conducted as a part of or required for such a class or course.

(2) "Licensed" has the same meaning as "licensed individual" as defined in division (A)(1) of section 3313.53 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Nonlicensed" has the same meaning "nonlicensed individual" as defined in division (A)(2) of section 3313.53 of the Revised Code.

(4) "School" means chartered public, chartered nonpublic or community school.

(B) Prior to the employment of any individual, whether licensed or nonlicensed, by any school, to direct, supervise, or coach a pupil-activity program, the hiring authority shall assure compliance with all applicable law and that the individual meets the following requirements:

(1) The individual has met the requirements of rule 3301-20-01 of the Administrative Code.

(2) The individual is competent to direct, supervise, or coach a pupil-activity program. The individual's competence shall be determined by the following:

(a) Evidence of successful experience during which the individual has demonstrated the ability to work effectively with pupils.

(b) Evidence of substantive knowledge of the pupil-activity program, such as successful completion of a college or university course on such activity program or successful experience, as determined by the board of education, in such activity program.

(c) Knowledge of applicable rules and regulations established by the school.

(d) Evidence of completion of the national federation of state high school associations (NFHS) fundamentals of coaching course (www.nfhslearn.com).

(C) Before hiring any individual, whether licensed or nonlicensed, to direct, supervise or coach a pupil activity program that involves athletics, routine or regular physical activity or health and safety considerations, the hiring authority shall assure that the individual has obtained a pupil-activity permit issued by the state board of education under divisions (A) and (B) of section 3319.303 of the Revised Code and paragraph (D) of this rule.

(D) Any individual who directs, supervises, or coaches a pupil activity program that involves athletics, routine or regular physical activity, or health and safety considerations, as determined by the school, shall show evidence of qualification for a three-year pupil activity permit by meeting the requirements specified in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(3) of this rule:

(1) Is deemed to be of good moral character as defined in paragraph (L) of rule 3301-24-01 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Successful completion of an approved cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course evidenced by a currently valid certificate and verified by the hiring authority; and

(3) Successful completion of one of the following:

(a) A nationally recognized first-aid training program as designated on the approved list provided by the Ohio department of education (located in the pupil activity provider information packet available on the department's website at education.ohio.gov); or

(b) A college or university course on the health and safety of participants in a pupil activity program as approved by the Ohio department of education; or

(c) A two-hour first-aid training course as approved by the Ohio department of education; or

(d) Be the holder of a currently valid professional board license in one of the categories specified on the approved list provided by the Ohio department of education (located in the pupil activity provider information packet available on the department's website at education.ohio.gov).

(E) A first-aid training course under paragraph (D)(3)(c) of this rule shall be pre-approved in accordance with the policies and procedures of the department of education (located in the pupil activity provider information packet information packet available on the department's website at education.ohio.gov).

(F) An individual may renew the pupil activity permit upon evidence of meeting the requirements specified in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule and upon evidence of successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraph (D)(3) of this rule. The requirements specified in paragraphs (D)(3)(a) to (D)(3)(c) of this rule shall have been completed within the last three calendar years prior to request for renewal of the permit.

(G) An individual whose educator license, certificate, or permit issued by the state board of education is either currently suspended or has been revoked in accordance with Chapter 119. and section 3319.31 of the Revised Code shall be subject to the requirements specified in rule 3301-73-22 of the Administrative Code with respect to future application for a pupil activity permit.

(H) Any action to suspend, revoke or limit a pupil activity permit or deny an application for a pupil activity permit under Chapter 119. and section 3319.31 of the Revised Code shall be done in compliance with Chapter 3301-73 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 10/23/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/05/2009 and 10/23/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.303
Rule Amplifies: 3319.303
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/80, 8/1/95, 12/30/04, 5/21/05