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Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC)

E-mail: Mary.Carter@youngstown.k12.oh.us/
LPDC office: 330 744 8844 p/ 330 744 3657f
"In 1996, Ohio’s General Assembly passed Senate Bill 230, authorizing the establishment of Local Professional Development Committees (LPDCs). Such committees are to be established in every school district and chartered nonpublic school by September 1998.

The purpose of the committees is to review the course work and other professional development activities proposed and completed by educators within the district to determine if the requirements for renewal of certificates or licenses have been met."
ODE Information & Important Links

Contact the ODE for Licensure Questions: 
Phone: 1.877.644.6338
Ask for the Office of Certification & Licensure
Choose "0" to speak with a licensure examiner 
Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)

-All Certificated Personnel are required to create an IPDP on PDExpress upon entering the district or as soon as your new license is issued and prior to taking any further University Coursework and/or Professional Development Hours.
-IPDP must align with District Goals: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and School Climate.
-IDPD must align with "Standards for Ohio Educators"-- Teachers, Principals, and Professional Development.
-"Ohio Standards for Professional Development" Booklet must be used when creating your IPDP.
-Your LPDC Folder will be helpful in guiding you through the process of creating an IPDP and renewing your Educator's License.
Job-Embedded / Equivalent Other Activities (Effective January 1, 2015)

The following forms are to be used after January 1, 2015. Previously approved and pre-approved EOAs will be honored. Only one (1) Job-Embedded/EOA Request per line item of listed activities will be permitted during the license cycle. A maximum of ninety (90) Job-Embedded/EOA Contact Hours will be permitted during the license cycle; remaining hours for license renewal must be taken as Graduate Credit or Professional Workshops/Conferences. Webinars have been added to the list of Job-Embedded/EOAs.
You will need to download and print the following three (3) "Job-Embedded/EOA" Documents to apply for a Job-Embedded/EOA:  
Consistently High Performing Teachers

The ODE has introduced a new option for renewing educator's licenses. The information and criteria needed are provided in the following links:
Contact Hours

Contact Hours (aka Clock Hours) can be used to renew your educator's license. 6 Semester Hours or 180 Contact Hours are needed to renew a current educator's license. 1 Semester Hour is equivalent to 30 Contact Hours. You can use both Contact Hours and University Credits for renewal purposes as long as you have a combined total equivalent to 6 Semester Hours.
Educator License Renewal

The process for license renewal requires educators who are employed in the schools of Ohio to work with the LPDC in their district. Educators must have a pre-approved Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) approved by the LPDC BEFORE they take any professional development to renew their licenses. The professional development must align with the goals and objectives on their IPDP. Educators will need the equivalent of six semester hours of coursework to renew or transition to a five-year license.
Educator's License "Renewal Packet"

If you will be renewing your educator's license during the 2014-2015 School Year, the Renewal Envelope will help guide you through the renewal process. Renewal Packets can be requested from the Human Resources Department by calling Terri Malloy at 330.744.7379 or via email: LPDC.YCSD@youngstown.k12.oh.us
FBI/BCI Background Checks: FAQs

All educators must have valid FBI/BCI Background Checks on file following ODE guidelines. In order for the issuance of an educator's license to be completed:
  1. The educator must complete the online renewal application and payment.
  2. The educator is responsible for maintaining current FBI/BCI Background Checks in accordance with these guidelines.
  3. The educator submits their completed "renewal packet" to their LPDC for approval via electronic signature. 
How to Download Your New Educator's License

As of November 2014, the ODE no longer mails "hard copies" of Educator License(s)- they are now issued electronically. Due to this change, we need to make changes to our procedures. Upon receipt of your electronic Educator's License, you will need to send a printed copy of each new license to the YCSD Department of Human Resources.
Coordinator/Elementary Chair
Patricia Lyden
Phone: 330-744-6907
Fax: 330-744-3657

Secondary Chair
Madonna Barwick 
Chaney HS 
Phone: 330-744-3210
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20 W. Wood Street    Youngstown, OH 44503    330.744.6900
20 W. Wood Street | Youngstown, OH 44503 | 330.744.6900
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