(A) An initial one-year educational aide permit may be issued upon the request and recommendation of an employing superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school, provided that the applicant is deemed to be of good moral character and that the hiring authority assures that the applicant meets the following requirements:
(1) The applicant is a graduate of an approved high school or has a statement of high school equivalence in accordance with regulations prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction (education.ohio.gov);
(2) The applicant evidences appropriate skills as determined by the hiring authority for the position of educational assistant, defined in section 3319.088 of the Revised Code as a nonteaching employee who directly assists a teacher by performing duties including the supervision of pupils and assistance with instructional tasks; and
(3) The applicant demonstrates the potential to benefit from in-service training, and agrees to participate in such training as required by the hiring authority.
(B) The term "ESEA qualified" (elementary and secondary education act) may be added to the one-year educational aide permit for the individual who successfully completes the examination for paraprofessionals prescribed by the state board of education (education.ohio.gov), or possesses an associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher education, or completes at least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education (defined as forty-eight semester hours or seventy-two quarter hours).
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3319.088, 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.088
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/69; 7/1/87; 12/30/04; 1/22/2010