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    Due to the recent passage of Senate Bill 1, for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year ONLY, a bachelor's degree is not required to serve as a substitute teacher.  If you are interested in acquiring this Temporary Substitute License, please go to our Employment page for more information.

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About Paulding County Opportunity Center

Welcome to the Paulding County Opportunity School webpage! The Paulding County Opportunity School encompasses students from Antwerp Local Schools, Paulding Exempted Village Schools and Wayne Trace Local Schools in grades 6-12.  Our school offers tailored educational experiences for both special education and regular education students who desire an alternative school setting in order to meet their educational needs and graduation requirements. We work in tandem with our member schools to provide our students with customized educational opportunities, while still maintaining partnerships with the students’ member school district.  While students complete their academic preparation at the Paulding County Opportunity School, they are welcome to participate in athletic and extra-curricular activities at their home school.

Our goal is to in create life-long learners who are productive, responsible and well-rounded members of society while providing a safe, educationally friendly environment.  Paulding County Opportunity School provides a comfortable, stimulating, and accepting learning experience that embraces all learners in ways that promote equity, communication, decision-making, and understanding.  Feel free to contact Keith Rydell at 419-399-4711 or krydell@wbesc.org if you have any questions or need additional information regarding the Paulding County Opportunity School.


Yours in Education,

Keith Rydell, Director



Paulding County Office

900 Fairground Drive
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone: 419-399-4711 option 2

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Van Wert County Office
Thomas Edison

813A N Franklin St.
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone: 419-238-4746
Fax: 419-238-6259 

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Paulding County Opportunity Center

900 Fairground Drive
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone: 419-399-4711 option 1 

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