3301-69-01 Stipends for national board certified teachers.

(A) Pursuant to section 3319.55 of the Revised Code, a grant program is hereby established to recognize and reward public and chartered non-public school teachers who hold a valid teaching certificate issued by the national board for professional teaching standards. The superintendent for public instruction shall administer this program.

(B) Grants will be awarded to eligible full time teachers who complete and submit to the Ohio department of education a grant request form.

(1) Eligible individual means any person who meets the following criteria:

(a) Holds a valid teaching certificate issued by the national board for professional teaching standards (first certificate only); and

(b) Is employed full time as a teacher by a school district board of education in Ohio during the grant year.

(C) Individuals may receive an annual grant (up to ten years) by submitting to the Ohio department of education by April each year an annual grant form that does the following:

(1) Documents the date the teacher was awarded certification from the national board for professional teaching standards; and

(2) Documents the teacher is employed full time in an Ohio school district (administrator signature required).

(D) The amount of the annual grant awarded to each eligible person as defined under paragraphs (B)(1)(a) and (B)(1)(b) of this rule is as follows:

(1) Two thousand five hundred dollars for any teacher accepted as a candidate for certification by the national board for professional teaching standards on or before May 31, 2003, and issued a certificate by the national board for professional teaching standards on or before December 31, 2004;

(2) One thousand dollars for any teacher accepted as a candidate for certification by the national board for professional teaching standards after May 31, 2003.

(3) If the funds appropriated for grant awards in any fiscal year are insufficient to award the full grant amount to each person who is eligible in that fiscal year, the superintendent of public instruction shall prorate the amount of the grant awarded in that fiscal year.

Effective: 09/23/2005
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/03/2009 and 11/03/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 ; 3319.55
Rule Amplifies: 3319.55