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Certificate and Licensure

Vandalia-Butler City Schools
Local Professional Development Committee

In 1996, Ohio's General Assembly passed Senate Bill 230, which authorized the establishment of Local Professional Development Committees (LPDCs). Such committees are to be established in every school district and chartered nonpublic school by September 1998. The purpose of the committees is to review the coursework and other professional development activities proposed and completed by educators within the district to determine if the requirements for renewal of certificates or licenses have been met.

The purpose of the LPDC is to foster collegial dialog, encourage professional staff development, and review IPDPs completed by educators within the Vandalia-Butler City School District for their renewal of certificates or licenses.


Building Representatives

  • Administration: Jennifer Strehle

  • High School:  Jennifer Cornell, Kathy Baker, Erin Amlin 

  • Morton:  Cindy Dukes, Dawn Schuh

  • Smith:  Terri Morton

  • Demmitt:  Malane Bottles

  • Helke:  Amy Heis

  • Chairperson:  Bill Innes

Glossary of Terms and Acronym Dictionary 

LPDC Handbook and By-Laws

LPDC Committee Member Term Expirations


Local Professional Development Committee

Meeting Dates 
September 20, 2018 
October 18, 2018 
November 15, 2018 
January 17, 2019 
February 21, 2019 
March 21, 2019 
April 25, 2019 
May 16, 2019 
July 10, 2019* 

The regular meeting time each month is 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Board of Education.

*Denotes changed the meeting time to 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Download and print the meeting schedule.

Certified Staff License Renewal Resources

Appendix A – Ohio Department of Education Teacher Licensure Information

Ohio Department of Education

License Renewal Directions

New IPDP Forms to be Used by All Certified Staff

The following form must be used by all certified staff.  The changes reflect language from the State regarding staff standards.  When you open the form, right click on the form, then "save link as" to download the form.   Please see your building LPDC representative if you have any questions.

IPDP Plan for All Certified Staff

License Renewal Documentation Form

If you decide to use this form, you must save it as a new file on your computer. If you start typing your information into the form and save it, it will be saved to a public drive for all to access.

This is a sample form that you may use to document your IPDP activities over the course of the plan.  This form can help you organize your collection of evidence, as well as help you keep current as to how you are progressing on your plan.

License Renewal Excel Spreadsheet (as of May 2012) [Excel 2010]