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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship: SalonAmbient.com
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March15th, 2018
 
See Mr. Earl for scholarship application and criteria, or go to www.SalonAmbient.com.
Scholarship: Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award
Amount: $2,500 (40)
Deadline: December 31st, 2017
 
See Mr. Earl for scholarship application and criteria, or go to www.CollegeCovered.com.
Scholarship: ACT Student Champion Award
Amount: $500
Deadline: December 31st, 2017
 
See Mr. Earl for scholarship application and criteria, or go to www.act.org/readinesschampions.
*additional form must be filled out if you under the age of 18 (see Mr. Earl for the form)
Scholarship: Pillars Trust
Amount: TBD by Trust Committee
Deadline: April 20, 2018

See Mr. Earl for scholarship application and criteria, or click this link: Pillars Scholarship Application
Scholarship: Citizens for Better Schools Scholarship
Amount: $500

Deadline: April 13, 2018

See Mr. Earl for scholarship application and criteria, or click this link: CFBS Scholarship Application


Students can enter to win a scholarship by sharing a video or picture and a written statement that tells us what they stand for on Instagram with #forwhatIstand and tag and follow @jostensinc to enter. This year we will award TWO $5,000 scholarships.  One for the best photo submission and one for the best video. See below for the official contest language and visit the landing page for all of the details.

ENTER TO WIN A $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP

What do you stand for? Your passion and purpose could win you $5,000 to support your dreams. Tell us who you are, what defines you, and what you stand for. Share a video or picture and a written statement that tells us what you stand for on Instagram with #forwhatIstand and tag and follow @jostensinc to enter and win. We will award $5,000 to one winner for the best photo submission and $5,000 to one winner for the best video. 

Entry Deadline: 12/31/17

http://www.jostens.com/forwhatistand/


There are numerous scholarships available through Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. The scholarships have varying criteria for each as well as different scholarship amounts that are awarded and differing due dates and deadlines. Be sure to read through each one carefully to make sure the scholarships that you are applying for are applicable to you, and so that you are aware of the due dates for each of the scholarships. To view and apply for the scholarships through Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. go to:    www.toledocf.org 


Scholarship: Oratorical Scholarship Program--sponsored by the American Legion
Amount: $175-$18,000---amounts vary depending on your placement at the District, State, and National levels (see Mr. Earl for specific details regarding award amount for this scholarship)
Deadline: District level competition is on February 25th, 2018 at 1pm at the American Legion Post 547, 8 S. Main St., Monroeville, Ohio 44847
 
See Mr. Earl for further details about the Oratorical Scholarship Program, visit the American Legion Oratorical website: www.legion.org/oratorical , or email the American Legion District 5 Oratorical point of contact at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Scholarship: NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 Sectional Winner, $2,500 National Winner
Deadline: February 28th, 2018
 
See Mr. Earl for further details or go to http://www.niaa.org/assets/Scholarship-Application-2018-Update-071217 fillable.pdf
Scholarship: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Amount: varying amounts
Deadline: Scholarships are available from January 1st, 2018 through Marhch 31st, 2018
 
For information and details about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund go to: www.hsf.net
Scholarship: Tiffin Optimist Club Scholarship Essay Contest
Amount: $200
Deadline: January 8th, 2018
 
See Mr. Earl for further details and scholarship application.
Scholarship: North Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship
Amount: up to $3,600
Deadline: January 19th, 2018
 
See Mr. Earl for further details and scholarship application or go to: http://www.ncelec.org/content/scholarship
Scholarship: Fostoria Area Safety Council Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 30th, 2018
 
For additional information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl
Scholarship: Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: January 19th, 2018
 
For additional information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or click on the following link:
Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship
Scholarship: NW Region OSBA Bonnie Eddy Educational Supply & Book Grant
Amount: $500
Deadline: January 31st, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: http://www.ohioschoolboards.org/nw-region
Scholarship: Senior Homes Scholarship
Amount: ?
Deadline: January 31st, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: www.seniorhomes.com/scholarship
Scholarship: Young Writers Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 5th, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application go to: https://essayexamples.co/essay-examples-young-writers-scholarship/
Scholarship: Hancock-Wood Electric Scholarship Program 2018
Amount: varies from $2,750 to $1,000
Deadline: February 1st, 2018
 
For additional information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: www.hwe.coop/community-involvement/scholarship-program/
Scholarship: National Machinery Engineering Scholarship 2018
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: March 9th, 2018
 
For additional information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: http://www.nationalmachinery.com/about-us/engineering-scholarship
Scholarship: National Machinery Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $3,750 (renewable for 4 years)
Deadline: March 16th, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: http://www.nationalmachinery.com/about-us/nm-foundation-scholarship
Scholarship: Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 31st, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application go to: https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com
Scholarship: Black Swamp Bucks Unlimited Scholarship
Amount: (1) $1,000 and (3) $500 scholarships
Deadline: March 5th, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl.
Scholarship: Poet Never Satisfied Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 2nd, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: poet.com/neversatisfied
Scholarship: Megawatt Scholarships
Deadline(s): Ball Corporation: Today, January 15, 2018
                    Whirlpool Corporation: Friday, January 19, 2018
                    Valfilm Inc: Friday, February 16, 2018
Amount: $5,000
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: http://www.megawattscholarships.org/
Scholarship: Old Fort Bank Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 3rd, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl.
Scholarship: William D. Squires Scholarship
Amount: $4,000 for 4 years ($16,000 total)
Deadline: April 5th, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org
Scholarship: Seneca County Retired Teachers Association
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 13th, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl.
Scholarship: Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Amount: 5 scholarships at $400 each
Deadline: March 15th, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl.
Scholarship: Wood County Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship
Amount: ?
Deadline: March 5th, 2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl
Scholarship: Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools Scholarships
Amount: There are over 100 different scholarships being offered at a total of over $260,000. Amounts awarded for each individual scholarship will vary. 
Deadline: April 6th,2018
 
For more information and scholarship application see Mr. Earl or go to: www.omaccs.org
Scholarship: "We the Students" essay competition Scholarship
Amount: 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each
  • Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each.
  • Deadline: February 5th, 2018

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LPDC Bylaws

FOSTORIA CITY SCHOOLS LOCAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

BY-LAWS, PROCCEDURES, APPEAL PROCESS

FOSTORIA CITY SCHOOLS LPDC BY-LAWS

Mission Statement: The mission of the Fostoria City Schools Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) is to ensure educator quality by providing a direct link between high quality professional development, continuous improvement, and continuing teacher licensure.

Purpose: The purpose of the Fostoria City Schools LPDC is to create the district’s standards, policies, and procedures for educator growth through high quality professional development to ensure that educators are highly qualified in their field and to continue their Licensure.

Membership and Terms: The committee shall be comprised of seven members, four teachers and three administrators. The teacher members shall be selected by a vote from the FEA. There shall also be two substitutes in the event a member must be absent from the meeting. Their terms shall be three years. The administrators shall be selected by the Superintendent. In the event of a vacancy, the committee member shall be replaced in the same manner. When an administrator’s license is being considered, at the administrator’s request the number of teachers on the committee will be reduced such that a majority of administrators comprise the committee for consideration of the license.

Meetings and Policies: The LPDC shall meet each September for its annual “reorganization.” October will be utilized for meetings with each teacher whose License will be expiring at the end of the school year. These meetings will take place in each of the buildings throughout the district. Any teacher with questions concerning his/her LPDC procedures may attend. A meeting schedule will be set from February to June to ensure all those who need to renew their License will have ample opportunities to do so.

All meetings of the LPDC shall be public meetings and the schedule shall be posted online through the district’s website and/or in each of the buildings.

Minutes of the LPDC meetings shall be available upon request for viewing at the Administration office or from the Committee Chair.

The LPDC shall not have authority to revise, change, delete or modify any article/provision of the Master Agreement or written policies and procedures of the Board.

The LPDC does not have the authority to make any decision or promulgate any rule or procedure which impacts upon the wages, hours or terms and conditions of employment of unit members, or that requires expenditure of Board funds, without the express prior approval of the Board and the FEA.

Amending the By-Laws: Amendments shall be voted on by a voice vote. A simple majority of members present and voting will prevail.

Roles: The committee Chairperson shall be elected by a vote of the FEA and a Recorder shall be designated at each meeting.

  • The responsibilities of the Chairperson are the conduct LPDC meetings, to communicate information to the members of the LPDC, to represent the LPDC at other meetings which may be called, and to initiate the process to fill vacancies on the LPDC. Also, the LPDC chairperson will be responsible to provide a leaving LPDC form and appropriate documents to those leaving the district when information is requested.
  • The responsibilities of the Recorder are to maintain minutes of action taken during LPDC meetings using the form provided. They will submit these notes to the committee Chair who will keep a copy and provide one to Central Office.
  • The responsibilities of the committee members are to:

          *Serve as staff information contact at their building

          *Participate fully as a review panel for the IPDP

          *Suggest and work with individuals as necessary with teachers on the planning

                   of their IPDP

          *Participate in the professional growth of the LPDC

FOSTORIA CITY LPDC PROCEDURES

LPDC Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the Fostoria City Schools LPDC to:

  • Assist all certified/licensed educators within the Fostoria City Schools system in their Licensure renewal
  • Know the current law and licensure standards regarding Licensure renewal
  • Approve educators’ coursework and other professional development activities to meet the licensure renewal standards
  • Establish and abide by the procedures, criteria, and timelines of the LPDC
  • Register the LPDC with the Ohio Department of Education annually
  • Operate under the Open Meetings Act and Public Records Act.

Educator Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the Fostoria City Schools staff member to:

  • If seeking tuition reimbursement, request pre-approval of all coursework
  • Refer to Continuing Education Unit Options document for pre-approved options acceptable for renewing a license
  • Monitor the expiration date(s) of certificate/license
  • Complete an IPDP after each Licensure renewal
  • Choose coursework or other professional development activities that reflect the goals of the educator, the district and the building
  • Align all CEU’s and coursework with the stated goals of the IPDP. Coursework or professional development activities completed prior to the approval of the IPDP will not be accepted for Licensure renewal
  • Maintain records of all licensure and LPDC transactions, particularly the LPDC review and approval of an IPDP
  • Maintain records of coursework and CEU credit and present all evidence of professional development at the time of Licensure renewal
  • Meet with an LPDC member at a building meeting the school year the License is due to expire
  • Make an appointment for Licensure renewal
  • Follow the criteria and timelines of the LPDC
  • When leaving Fostoria City Schools contact the chairperson to obtain a leaving LPDC form and any documentation that may be needed in a new position. Do so in a timely manner and with the understanding that the beginning of a school year is very busy and it may take longer to get the information needed

*Educators with a permanent certificate do not fall under the guidelines for the LPDC

*Resident Educators do not fall under the guidelines for the LPDC. After year three or four depending on the completion of the Resident Educator program a license will be issued. When the license is issued the Resident Educator should meet with their building LPDC representative or the LPDC chairperson to write their first IPDP

APPEAL PROCESS

Level One: Any certified/licensed staff member who wishes to appeal the decision of the LPDC may petition the LPDC in writing, within ten (10) work days or thirty (30) calendar days, whichever comes first. The staff member may resubmit a proposal in writing for the committee to consider. The appeal will be considered at the next regularly scheduled LPDC meeting. The staff member must be present at the meeting.

The LPDC shall render its decision in writing within ten (10) work days, or thirty (30) calendar days, whichever comes first, after the appeal.

Level Two: Any certificated/licensed staff member wishing to appeal the Level One decision of the LPDC may petition the LPDC Committee within seven (7) calendar days 0f the LPDC’s decision. An Appeals Committee will be developed consisting of one representative of the LPDC and one person selected by the staff member who is certified/licensed in the same subject area. The two representatives shall mutually agree upon a third person who shall also be certified/licensed in the same subject area. This committee shall schedule a meeting within thirty (30) calendar days of the appeal. The staff member must be present at this meeting.

The Appeals Committee shall render its binding decision in writing within ten (10) calendar days. The decision of this committee is not grievalbe.

Reciprocity: The Fostoria City Schools LPDC shall accept outside approved IPDP’s and approved professional development credit for any staff member hired by the Fostoria City Schools from any school district or agency as fulfilling all necessary requirements of the Fostoria City Schools LPDC renewal process. Work already completed and approved in the previous position shall be honored.

License Renewal Procedure Timeline

Years 1-5 of Existing License

Action

How

Approved IPDP on file

Has to be done BEFORE any credits are earned for renewal

Earn 6 semester hours of credit or 18 CEUs, semester hours and CEUs may be earned in combination

1 CEU= 10 Contact Hours

1 Semester Hour= 3 CEUs

3 quarter Hours= 2 semester

Collect all documentation for credit

  • For workshops, in-services, and conferences- a certificate of attendance with contact hours listed and signed by the facilitator or district official
  • For Educational Research- equivalent activity signature form and research report
  • For college coursework- an official college transcript with seal
  • See CEU Options document for all options for renewal

Year 5 of Existing License

Action

How

Meet with an LPDC member

This should be done in October

Check your credits

1 CEU= 10 Contact Hours

1 Semester Hour= 3 CEUs

3 quarter Hours= 2 semester

  • Review all documentation you have for license renewal
  • Make sure you have transcripts
  • Make sure to have all certificates

Make an appointment for a renewal meeting

  • Meetings are scheduled in February, March, April, May and June
  • All documentation of credits, must presented at your meeting
  • Pick your meeting date so that you will have all documentation in hand, including college transcripts

2 Weeks Before Renewal Meeting

  1. Fill out CEU Summary Form for all CEU credits
  2. Get FBI/BCI fingerprint check- this can be done at Central Office
  3. Double check credits and documentation

Bring to Renewal Meeting

  1. Copy of all documentations for credit
  2. Front/back copies of all certificates of attendance for the LPDC to keep on file if you want to keep the originals.
  3. An official transcript of college credits earned for this renewal period only

 After Renewal Meeting

  1. Fill out online application and make payment by credit card
  2. Submit this application and payment directly to ODE using the directions given 

*Once approval is recieved to renew, an e-mail will be sent with the directions on how exactly to navigate the online renewal process

*After a license is received, meet with your building LPDC representative or the chairperson to create a new IPDP. A new IPDP must be on file in order to earn hours for the new licensure cycle.

Meetings are scheduled the 3rd Thursday of the month. Notice that the LPDC does not meet each month. 

  • February-May meetings will have appointment times every 15 minutes for the presentation of work for license renewal
  • Coursework and IPDPs for pre-approval may be submitted until 48 hours before a scheduled meeting
  • Coursework being taken in the summer and fall will be approved at the May meeting
  • Coursework being taken in the spring or summer will be approved at the November meeting

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Audited Financial Report

The Audited Financial Report is available for public viewing on the Auditor of State website: https://ohioauditor.gov/
auditsearch/results.aspx - Audit Search - Search Keyword: Fostoria City Schools District or by visting the Treasurer's Office at 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830 (Please call in advance @ 419-436-4162).

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