702 KAR 6:045. Personnel; school nutrition employee qualifications

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/702/006/045.htm
Published: 2015

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      702 KAR 6:045. Personnel; school

nutrition employee qualifications.


      RELATES TO: KRS 156.031, 156.160



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

(1) hour;

      (e) Equipment use and care - one (1) hour;

      (f) Efficient use of resources - one (1)

hour; and

      (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

following areas:

      (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.)