The Professional or Associate License Renewal Law (SB 230; ORC 3301-24-08) effective September 1998 changed the credential renewal process for all Ohio teachers. The intent of the law was to professionalize the renewal process itself and to require a much closer connection between renewal activities and classroom practice. Therefore, the new law established a local licensure board and expanded the definition of acceptable credits toward license/certificate renewal, making it possible to receive credit for professional development activities that were designed and conducted within the working, collegial environment of the school and district.
The LPDC handbook is available online in Adobe Acrobat format. Due to it's size, it has been split into three parts. Make sure you download/read all three parts.
Madison LPDC members: