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Ohio school board eliminates "5 of 8" hiring rule for school districts

Apr 14, 2015
Mark Urycki / State Impact Ohio

It’s known as Ohio’s “5 of 8 rule” - for every 1,000 students, school districts must hire five service personnel from a list of eight, including art teachers, music teachers, librarians, nurses and counselors.

That rule is now gone, thanks to a vote Monday by the Ohio Board of Education.

The school board spent Monday listening to testimony, including Wadsworth school superintendent Andrew Hill, who asked for the freedom to make his own personnel choices.

Hamilton County’s SuperJobs Center is partnering with six area companies to fill job openings ranging from clerical professionals to retail sales.

The following will be held at the SuperJobs Center, 1916 Central Parkway.

Feb. 13: In Living Support will interview for an accounting assistant and direct service professionals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Feb. 14: First Student will interview for bus drivers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.