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Pickaway County

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Substitute Educational Aides

Substitute Educational Aides

If you wish to be apply for an educational aide position (full or substitute) at any of the school districts in Pickaway County (Logan Elm Local, Teays Valley Local, Westfall Local and/or Circleville City), please contact the appropriate district(s) for application procedures.  

Employment as an educational aide and/or substitute educational aide will require you to provide a copy of a current Ohio Educational Aide Permit. If you do not already possess an Ohio educational aide permit and you have the minimum requirement of a high school diploma or GED, you can complete an application for a new one-year educational aide permit – educational aide and make payment online through the Ohio Department of Education. Please be advised that if you are possibly going to be employed or substituting in more than one school district in Pickaway County, you should choose the Pickaway County ESC to have the ESC Superintendent, Ty Ankrom, digitally sign and/or approve the application. When prompted for a superintendent’s signature during the application process, please search by name, Pickaway County ESC or IRN 049072 and scroll down and choose the “Pickaway County ESC”.  

NOTE: Some school districts require the ESEA endorsement (highly qualified) on the educational aide permit in order to substitute and/or be employed in their districts. If you do not have an associate degree or higher in order to request the ESEA endorsement and are interested in taking the ParaPro Assessment for Educational Aides so that you can request the ESEA endorsement on your educational aide permit, please contact our office at (740) 474-7529 for more information as to cost, study material and available dates of the test.  The Pickaway County ESC is a testing center for the ParaPro Assessment.

The ODE link is provided below for your convenience in applying for an Ohio Educational Aide Permit and/or finding information about the educational aide permit process:

You will also be required to provide a copy of a current BCI Report and FBI Report (both within one year) to the school district(s). If you need one or both of these reports, you may call the Pickaway County ESC at (740) 474-7529 to schedule an appointment for WebCheck fingerprinting. BCI cost is $30, FBI is $35, or if both are needed, the cost is $60. Payment must be made at the time of the appointment and must be in the form of cash or money order. BCI and FBI Reports are also required to be submitted as a direct electronic copy to the ODE.  

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call Lydia Rittinger at the Pickaway County ESC.

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