You may be eligible to receive a continuing contract. You must fill out and submit this form by Mar. 2 if you meet the eligibility requirements. While a limited contract is renewable from year to year upon recommendation of the superintendent, a continuing contract remains in effect until you resign, retire or are terminated or suspended.
Section 401.16 of the CEA Master Agreement explains more about the process. To be eligible, a teacher must have a five-year professional license, eight-year professional certificate or a permanent certificate on file in Human Resources on or before Mar. 2.
In addition, an eligible teacher must, by the conclusion of this school year, have completed three years of successful Columbus teaching experience within the last five years. Those with previous continuing contracts in Columbus or another Ohio district must have completed two successful years of experience in Columbus City Schools.
There also are education requirements:
* If you have a master’s degree: Six semester hours of graduate coursework in your licensing or a related area beyond your master’s degree
* If you do not hold a masters degree: 30 semester hours of 300 level or above coursework in your licensure or related area
If you have questions on eligibility requirements, please contact Nancy Young, Teacher Certification/Licensure at 365-5658.