(A) The state superintendent of public instruction shall appoint the Ohio standards and training public-safety communications joint task force, an advisory committee composed of representatives of public-safety communications and other interested persons as required by division (A) section 4742.02 of the Revised Code to:
(1) Develop and approve curriculum for a basic course of emergency service telecommunicator training as required by section 4742.03 of the Revised Code;
(2) Develop and approve curriculum for continuing education coursework in emergency service telecommunicator training as required by section 4742.03 of the Revised Code;
(3) Develop standards and examinations to be used in the program to certify that a person has successfully completed a basic course, or continuing education coursework in emergency service telecommunicator training;
(4) Review and consider whether proposed course or coursework meets the requirements of division (A) or (B) of section 4742.03 of the Revised Code concerning course length and content.
(B) Funding for programming and equipment will be accomplished through procedures set forth in the career technical adult education/adult workforce education (AWE) data reporting system user reference manual, as revised in June 2005, which is available on the Ohio department of education web site at www.ode.gov by searching for "AWE data reporting system user manual."
Funding for career enhancement programs are based upon the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in the program. Only funds allocated to the emergency service telecommunicator training fund for this purpose will be used;
(1) Programs will be reimbursed on an hourly basis based upon a minimum of eight employees of an emergency service provider;
(2) Reimbursement for student textbooks will apply only to employees of an emergency service provider who complete the course.
(C) Local advisory committees will be formed composed of representatives of public-safety communications and other interested persons to:
(1) Assist in determining local protocols to be included in the certification course;
(2) Assist in determining eligibility of emergency service telecommunicators to receive training at no cost.