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  • Alert:

    Fingerprinting will not be available at the Paulding office until further notice.  To have fingerprinting done, please contact the Van Wert office at 419-238-4746 for information on available times. 

  • Alert:

    New Temporary Substitute Teacher License

    Due to the recent passage of House Bill 409, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 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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Last Updated: 5/13/2020 3:11 PM

R. C. 3313.843 (F) ESC Service Costs


Western Buckeye Educational Service Center provides a myriad
 of services for our member school districts.


  • Services provided at no cost to member districts include:
    • Superintendent meetings
    • Licensure/LPDC
    • Franklin B. Walter
    • Representation and coordination with community agencies and programs
    • Annual bus driver in-service and banquet planning


  • Services offered at a set fee:
    • Fingerprinting for educational entities/staff - $30 BCI, $30 FBI
    • Paraprofessional Test - $100/test


  • Services offered on a cost reimbursement rate (actual personnel, instructional equipment, materials, supplies, related costs plus a 3-6% administrative fee depending on position/service) include:
    • School Psychology Services
    • Case Managers
    • Special Education Supervision (directors, teachers, and aides)
    • Preschool (directors, teachers, and aides)
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Gifted Services
    • Social Workers
    • ESL Instruction
    • Alternative School (director, teachers, and aides)
    • School Safety Officer
    • Health Coordinators
    • Library Aides
    • Clerical Support
    • Bus Aides
Paulding County Office
202 N. Cherry St
P.O. Box 176
Paulding, OH 45879
Van Wert County Office
Thomas Edison
813A N Franklin St.
Van Wert, OH 45891
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 Phone: 419-238-4746
 Fax: 419-238-6259
Synergy Learning Center
205 W. Crawford Street
Van Wert, OH 45891
View Map & Directions
 Phone: 419-623-5380
 Fax: 419-238-3974
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