Are any California school-based teams forced to have certificated teachers, not just paid/volunteer coaches, be present during lab hours?
According to the California Code of Regulations:
All extracurricular activities conducted under the name or auspices of a district school or any class or organization of the school, regardless of where the activities are held, shall be under the direct supervision of certificated employees. (5 CCR 5531)
But athletics on the other hand can have non-certificated coaches supervise…
All athletic team activities, wherever held, if conducted under the name and auspices of a public school or of any class or organization thereof, may be under the direct supervision of a temporary athletic team coach. (5 CCR 5591)
A “temporary athletic team coach” is a certificated or noncertificated employee, other than a substitute employee, hired to supervise or instruct interscholastic athletic activities as a temporary employee in a limited assignment capacity. (5 CCR 5590)
Somewhat expectedly, the wording is 1) pretty confusing and 2) seemingly biased towards athletics over other extracurriculars. I’m interested in hearing how different school districts and administrations are handling this and what that translates to for lab hour supervision on your team.