Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-145d-407 - Responsibilities of employing agents of boards of education

Employing agents of boards of education shall be responsible for the following activities with respect to the certification of individuals employed or to be employed:

(a) Determine, before issuing a contract, that the candidate holds a valid certificate or permit appropriate to the position to the position to be filled;
(b) Supervise, either directly or through a designated representative, persons holding initial educator, interim educator provisional teaching, provisional educator, professional educator, temporary 90-day certificates, durational shortage area permits, and coaching permits by regularly observing, guiding and evaluating the performance of assigned duties by such certificate and permit holders;
(c) Report, to the Department, upon issuance of a contract of employment of a beginning teacher eligible to participate in the beginning educator program;
(d) Submit a signed statement to the Department, for each person presently or previously employed by the school district who applies for certification requiring such statement, certifying to the applicant's assignment and dates of service, and indicating whether the service was successful. If the experience was not successful, the employing agent shall specify the reasons as to why the experience was deemed not successful;
(e) Submit other documents, statements or forms as may be required;
(f) Between August 1, 1998, and June 30, 1999, with respect to individuals to be contracted as coaches:
(1) Determine before issuing or recommending a contract for employment as a coach (regardless of coaching assignment) that the individual possesses a valid teaching certificate, a valid coaching permit, a valid temporary emergency coaching permit, a standard or permanent certificate which has not been converted to a professional certificate or a certificate of eligibility;
(2) Determine before issuing or recommending a contract for employment as a coach that an individual possessing a valid teaching certificate or a standard or permanent certificate which has not been converted to a professional certificate or a certificate of eligibility has successfully completed a standard first aid course no earlier than three years prior to the date of employment and every three years from the date of the course thereafter, and maintain continuously CPR certification;
(3) Determine before issuing or recommending a contract for employment as a coach to an individual possessing a coaching permit or a standard or permanent certificate which has not been converted to a professional certificate that no qualified candidate possessing a valid teaching certificate or a certificate of eligibility is available for the position;
(4) Determine before issuing or recommending a contract for employment as a coach to an individual possessing a valid temporary emergency coaching permit that no qualified candidate possessing a valid teaching certificate or a certificate of eligibility or a valid coaching permit is available for the position;
(5) Determine before issuing or recommending a contract for employment as a coach to an individual possessing a valid teaching certificate or a standard or permanent certificate which has not been converted to a professional certificate or a certificate of eligibility or a valid coaching permit or a valid temporary emergency coaching permit that such individual possesses the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics and background necessary to coach the specific sport for which a contract is issued or recommended and has successfully completed a standard first aid course no earlier than three years prior to the date of employment and every three years from the date of the course thereafter, and maintains continuously CPR certification; and;
(6) Supervise and assist as appropriate, either directly or through a delegated representative, of persons holding a coaching permit or a temporary emergency coaching permit by annually observing, guiding and evaluating their performance.
(g) On and after July 1, 1999, with respect to individuals to be contracted as coaches, determine, before issuing a contract as a coach (regardless of coaching assignment):
(1) That the individual possesses a valid coaching permit or a valid temporary coaching permit and has successfully completed a standard first aid course no earlier than three years prior to the date of employment and every three years from the date of the course thereafter, and holds and continues to hold CPR certification;
(2) That no qualified candidate possessing a valid teaching certificate in addition to the coaching permit is available for the position;
(3) To an individual possessing a valid temporary coaching permit that no qualified candidate possessing a valid coaching permit is available for the position; and
(4) That such individual possesses the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics and background necessary to coach the specific sport for which a contract is issued or recommended.
(h) Determine before issuing a contract to a bilingual educator that the candidate is bilingual in the language used in the program and in English.
(i) Determine before employing a substitute teacher that the candidate holds a valid bachelor's degree, except as otherwise provided in subsection (f) of Section 10-145d-420.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-145d-407
Effective July 1, 1995; Amended August 6, 1998

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