702 KAR 6:045. Personnel; school
nutrition employee qualifications.
RELATES TO: KRS 156.031, 156.160
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 156.160
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
156.160 requires the Board of Education to adopt administrative regulations deemed
necessary or advisable for the protection of the physical welfare and safety of
public school children. This administrative regulation establishes necessary
qualifications and training of beginning school nutrition employees.
Section 1. A person shall not work, or be
allowed to work, in a school kitchen unless he or she is physically and mentally
able to do so safely and satisfactorily.
Section 2. (1) Prior to initial
employment in a school kitchen, an employee shall:
(a) Complete the beginning school nutrition
personnel training course prescribed by the Kentucky Board of Education; and
(b) Be issued a Kentucky school nutrition
employee certificate by the chief state school officer, based upon evidence
submitted to the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Nutrition and
Health Services, from a certified instructor that all training requirements
have been fulfilled.
(2) The prescribed training course for
certification of beginning school nutrition personnel shall consist of the
following instructional units and minimum instructional clock hours:
(a) School food service rules and
administrative regulations - one (1) hour;
(b) Sanitation - one (1) hour;
(c) Safety and first aid - one (1) hour;
(d) Food preparation and merchandising - one
(e) Equipment use and care - one (1) hour;
(f) Efficient use of resources - one (1)
(g) Nutrition education - one (1) hour.
Section 3. Those incumbent school nutrition
personnel who voluntarily complete the beginning school nutrition personnel
training course shall also be issued a Kentucky school nutrition certificate as
prescribed in Section 2 of this administrative regulation.
Section 4. All certificate holders shall
be required to renew their certificates annually by satisfactorily completing a
minimum of four (4) hours of in-service training conducted by a certified
instructor and relevant to the curriculum established under the standards set
forth in Section 2 of this administrative regulation.
Section 5. (1) The local school food
authority may issue a temporary school nutrition employee permit if it is
necessary to initially employ an applicant on an emergency basis as a
replacement or additional staff position, if the applicant meets the
qualifications sets forth in Section 1 of this administrative regulation.
(2) This permit shall be valid only for a
period of forty (40) work days and shall be nonrenewable.
(3) In order to continue working after
this forty (40) day period has expired, the applicant shall fulfill the requirements
of Section 2 of this administrative regulation.
Section 6. (1) A beginning substitute
school nutrition employee shall be issued a temporary permit valid for forty
(40) work days from the date of employment.
(2) A substitute certificate shall be
issued to the substitute personnel upon completion of four (4) hours of
training as required by Section 2 of this administrative regulation in the
(a) Equipment use and care;
(b) Safety and first aid;
(c) Sanitation; and
(d) Food preparation and merchandising.
(3) Annual renewal of this certificate
shall be based upon satisfactorily completing two (2) hours of training in any
of the areas listed in Section 2 of this administrative regulation. (15 Ky.R. 1989; eff. 3-23-1989; Am. 17 Ky.R.
2043; eff. 2-7-1991; 35 Ky.R. 2154; 36 Ky.R. 1210;eff. 1-4-2010.)