(A) No treasurer of a board of education or educational service center shall draw a check for the payment of a teacher for services until the teacher files with the treasurer both of the following:
(1) Such reports as are required by the state board of education, the school district board of education, or the superintendent of schools;
(2) Except for a teacher who is engaged pursuant to section 3319.301 of the Revised Code, a written statement from the city, exempted village, or local school district superintendent or the educational service center superintendent that the teacher has filed with the treasurer a legal educator license, or true copy of it, to teach the subjects or grades taught, with the dates of its validity. The state board of education shall prescribe the record and administration for such filing of educator licenses in educational service centers.
(B) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, the treasurer may pay either of the following:
(1) Any teacher for services rendered during the first two months of the teacher's initial employment with the school district or educational service center, provided such teacher is the holder of a bachelor's degree or higher and has filed with the state board of education an application for the issuance of an educator license described in division (A)(1) of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code.
(C) Upon notice to the treasurer given by the state board of education or any superintendent having jurisdiction that reports required of a teacher have not been made, the treasurer shall withhold the salary of the teacher until the required reports are completed and furnished.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 06-09-2004