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Athletic Coaching Certification Info

8 months ago

Requirements of All Coaches

Board Policy 6.14 and 6.141:  The individual must hold or earn a valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross and must have received training about the dangers of drug use including performance enhancing drugs.

 

Florida Statute 1012.55(2)(a) requires that any person who is employed and renders service as an athletic coach shall hold a valid temporary or professional certificate or an athletic coaching certificate.  This section of statute does not apply to coach who voluntarily renders service AND who is not employed by any public school district in the state.


Requirements of Current Full Time Employees hired as Coaches

If the coach holds a valid Florida Educators Certification, then no additional certifications are required (other than the CPR requirement).  If the coach does not hold a valid certificate, then they must hold or apply for an athletic coaching certificate through FDOE.

Requirements of Community Coaches

Community Coach:  A coach hired who is not an employee of the school district.

 

Board Policy 6.14 provides that a community coach may not be recommended until the principal has determined that qualified full-time employees of the School Board are not available to perform these responsibilities.  Policy also states that the community coach must hold or apply for certification.

 

Before being hired as a new Community Coach the following MUST be completed.

·         Fingerprint Clearance

·         Drug Screen Clearance

·         Application for Athletic Coaching must be submitted

A coach cannot be placed on the board agenda, nor can they be paid for coaching prior to completion of the above steps.  The effective hire date can be no earlier than the date all three of the above steps are completed.


Certification Requirements  SBR 6A-4.004

(4) Certificates covering only athletic coaching (grades K-12).

(a) A certificate valid for three (3) school fiscal years reflecting only athletic coaching may be issued to an applicant who does not meet the requirements specified in paragraph (4)(b) of this rule. The certificate may be issued one (1) time to an applicant who meets the following requirements:

1. Completes the application requirements as specified in Rule 6A-4.0012, FAC., and

2. Submits fingerprint reports as specified in subparagraph (1)(a)3., of this rule.

(b) A certificate valid for five (5) school fiscal years reflecting only athletic coaching may be issued to an applicant who meets the following requirements:

1. Completes the application requirements as specified in Rule 6A-4.0012, FAC.,

2. Satisfies specialization requirements as specified in subsection (2) of Rule 6A-4.0282, FAC., and

3. Submits fingerprint reports as specified in subparagraph (1)(a)3., of this rule. 



Certification Requirements SBR 6A-4.0282

Specialization Requirements for the Endorsement in Athletic Coaching --- Academic Class.

  1. Certification in another subject, and
  2. Nine (9) semester hours in athletic coaching to include the areas specified below:
    • (a) Three (3) semester hours in care and prevention of athletic injuries and the effects and dangers of drug use including performance enhancing drugs,
    • (b) Three (3) semester hours in coaching theory,
    • (c) A course in theory and practice of coaching a specific sport, and
  3. A valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation course completion card or certificate issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross or an equivalent cardiopulmonary resuscitation course completion card or certificate issued by an entity approved by the Florida Department of Health pursuant to Rule 64J-1.022, F.A.C. 


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Columbia High      Fort White High     Lake City Middle     Richardson Middle


Job Opportunities

2 months ago

The Columbia County School district is currently transitioning to a new application system Fast Track.  All applicants will need to create an account on the new system to apply for jobs posted.

When you visit the new site, click the link "Click to view current job openings".  Once there, click the box next to the  job(s) you wish to apply for.  Then click "Apply for selected positions".  This will take you to the page for you to create your user account.  Once you've created your account, you can log-in to apply for future postings.

As we work through this transition, jobs may be posted to either site, so be sure to visit both sites to check for employment opportunities.


CURRENT DISTRICT EMPLOYEES:  You will need to create an account in Fast Track to apply for positions.  You should access Fast Track thru your SkyWard account.  Log on to SkyWard, then click the tab "Fast Track Open Positions".  You must enter Fast Track through SkyWard in order to see or apply for Internal Only postings.


To see CURRENT JOB POSTINGS follow the link below:

New Application System- Fast Track


The new site has openings for the 2017-2018 School Year.



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