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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.

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