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  • Alert:

    New Temporary Substitute Teacher License

    Due to the recent passage of HB583, for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year, 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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    ****Fingerprinting Hours Updated ****

    Van Wert Office- Monday - Friday   Please call 419-238-4019 to make an appointment

    Paulding Office - Monday - Friday  8:30am - 12:00pm  and 12:30pm to 4:00pm  

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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

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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