(A) If any prior disciplinary action by any professional licensing entity has been taken against a respondent in this state or any jurisdiction, and the respondent subsequently requests to be licensed by the state board, the respondent shall provide evidence that licensure by the state board is appropriate based on factors listed in paragraph (F) of this rule, and show that there has been a change in circumstances since the prior disciplinary action..
(B) To determine if licensure is appropriate, the superintendent may conduct an investigation and weigh the evidence submitted against the legitimate need of the state board to protect the integrity of the profession, ensure the safety and welfare of students, and the school community.
(C) The superintendent shall determine if the results of an investigation warrant initiating an action to deny a license.
(D) If the results of an investigation warrant initiating a denial of a license, the superintendent shall give notice of an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code; however, nothing in this provision shall prohibit the superintendent from amending the notice for the proposed action. A notice of an opportunity for a hearing shall be a public record under section 149.43 of the Revised Code.
(E) An administrative hearing shall not be a forum to re-adjudicate the original order to limit, revoke, or deny licensure.
(F) The superintendent and the hearing officer shall use the following factors, as applicable, to determine whether licensure is appropriate:
(1) Nature and seriousness of the crime or misconduct;
(2) Extent of the respondent's past criminal activity or misconduct;
(3) Age of the respondent when the crime or misconduct was committed;
(4) Amount of time that has elapsed since the respondent's last criminal activity or misconduct;
(5) Conduct and work activity of the respondent before and after the alleged criminal activity or misconduct;
(6) Whether the respondent has completed the terms of his probation or deferred adjudication, if applicable;
(7) Evidence of rehabilitation;
(8) Whether the respondent fully disclosed the crime or misconduct to the state board or the employing school district;
(9) Whether licensure will negatively impact the health, safety, and welfare of the school community and/or statewide education community; and/or
(10) Any other relevant factor.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/04/2009 and 03/04/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3319.31, 3319.311
Rule Amplifies: 3319.31, 3319.311
Prior Effective Dates: 10-28-04