(A) The four-year educational aide permit may be issued upon the request and recommendation of the 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 upon evidence of meeting the following requirements:
(1) The applicant is deemed to be of good moral character;
(2) 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);
(3) The applicant has successfully performed tasks assigned in accordance with a written job description while employed on a renewal of a one-year educational aide permit, as verified by the hiring authority, and has the recommendation of the administrator of the employing school or district; and
(4) The applicant has participated in and benefited from in-service training, as verified by the hiring authority.
(B) The term "ESEA qualified" (elementary and secondary education act) may be added to the four-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: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/69; 7/1/87; 12/30/04; 1/22/2010