The State Board of Education has approved the adoption of Ohio Standards for School Counselors. The Educator Standards Board and the department led development of these standards this year as per state law that also requires the State Board to adopt a standards-based framework for evaluating school counselors by May 31, 2016. By Sept. 30, 2016, each school district board of education must adopt a school counselor evaluation policy in accordance with the framework and state law.
A new edition of the Resident Educator Program Update, posted here, provides important information for program coordinators, school leaders, mentors, facilitators and resident educators.
The Ohio Department of Education is offering an expedited one-time renewal opportunity to all master teachers whose designations have expired or will expire by June 30, 2016. In making this provision available, the department recognizes that many master teachers are due for renewal for the first time (since the program began about five years ago). We wish to recognize how important it is for these Ohio’s teacher-leaders to maintain their designation.
Educators who are ready to request renewal of their license credentials for 2016 may do so beginning Nov. 1. Please note that e-signers should pay special attention to the effective year of the licensure request, and change it to the correct effective year if necessary before approving the request.
Updated School-Age Child Care (SACC) Program Rules effective June 2015