New Coaching Standards – Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay’s Law)

posted by Steve Nielsen   [ updated ]

Ohio High School Athletic Association

4080 Roselea Place

Columbus, Ohio 43214


TO:        Member School Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Administrators – Grades 7-12

FROM:  Daniel B. Ross, Executive Director and Deborah B. Moore, Senior Director of Compliance and Sports


RE:         New Coaching Standards – Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay’s Law) - Materials Ready for Accessing

DATE:   June 22, 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that the educational materials for coaches, parents and student-athletes as required in the new Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law, also known as Lindsay’s Law, are finished and available for your usefrom the Ohio Department of Health’s website at as well as from the OHSAA website shortly.

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 becomes effective on August 1, 2017.  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools

·         Required video

·         Required SCA Informational Handout

·         Required Signature Form

For coaches:
If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (all paid and volunteer coaches in Ohio), please visit their
website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law  The required video, informational handout and a post assessment test will be available shortly through the ODE’s website.  We will inform you when that component is available.  If, however, you want to have your coaches view the video and review the information immediately, you may access those items below.  Please be advised that as a school district, your superintendent must be able to verify that coaches have seen this video and read the informational handout if you choose to implement this requirement before it is available through ODE’s LMS. 

o    Required video

o    Required SCA Informational Handout

Successful completion of this coaches’ requirement will generate verification through the LMS.  The Ohio Department of Education anticipates that these items will be ready for coaches to access by July 5, 2017

These educational materials are all free of charge and are the only materials authorized for compliance with this new state law.  No other course or training material is acceptable. Thanks for your patience, and enjoy the rest of your summer.   

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Oberlin High School Has Been Redesignated As A Breakthrough School For 2017

posted May 13, 2017, 2:18 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated May 13, 2017, 2:19 AM ]

Oberlin High School Continues to Excel

as One of NASSP’s Breakthrough Schools
Named a Breakthrough School in 2014, OHS has been redesignated for 2017


Dr. David Hall, Superintendent
email:, p 440-776-4550

Oberlin, Ohio – Oberlin High School joins 26 middle level and high schools redesignated as one of the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ (NASSP) 2017 Breakthrough Schools. NASSP recently evaluated each of these schools, originally recognized between 2011 and 2014, and determined that they have sustained their student achievement rates since their initial recognition.

Established in 2007, NASSP’s Breakthrough Schools program recognizes middle level and high schools that serve large numbers of students in poverty and are high achieving or demonstrate dramatically improving student achievement. Schools are selected based on documented success in implementing strategies aligned with the three core areas of Breaking Ranks II, including collaborative leadership; personalization; and curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

For more information on the Breakthrough Schools program, please visit:

Oberlin High School is proud to be honored for the improvements our school continues to make. The most notable in the past three years include:

  • Growth of participation of students taking the ACT, while increasing the composite score each year.  

  • Growth of the total number of students taking International Baccalaureate (IB) and College Credit Plus classes.

  • Open access of IB classes for all 11th and 12th graders, with the numbers of IB exams taken by students each spring growing each of the last three years.

  • A robust and supportive college access program through the Ninde Scholars Program.

  • A unique partnership with Oberlin College allowing OHS students to take classes free of charge. Students who live in the district and are accepted to Oberlin College after high school graduation attend tuition free.

  • Distributive teacher leadership with classroom teachers taking on active leadership and curriculum responsibilities.

About Oberlin High School

Oberlin was founded in 1833 and since its inception has been a diverse and integrated community. Oberlin High School mirrors the socio-economic and ethnic diversity of the Oberlin Community at large, with approximately 24% of our students being African Americans, 14% multi-racial, 5% Hispanic and 2% Asian.  Additionally, approximately 48% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch through the state-funded lunch program.

Oberlin High School strives to provide an environment in which each student can explore and develop his or her fullest potential for the benefit of the student, the school, the community and the world.  A comprehensive four-year high school for grades 9-12.  The approximate enrollment of Oberlin High School is between 300-325 students, with typically 30 juniors and seniors attending the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. Traditionally, 85 percent of graduates go on to post-secondary studies with 65% enrolling in a four-year institution.

In 2009, OHS became an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, offering both the renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for 11th and 12th graders and Middle years Program for 9th and 10th graders


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organizASSP logoation of and voice for school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthen school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high-quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.

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