As a service to the school districts in Allen County, the Allen County Educational Service Center credentials substitutes/aides for Allen East Local Schools, Bath Local Schools, Bluffton Exempted Village Schools, Delphos City Schools, Elida Local Schools, Lima City Schools, Perry Local Schools, Shawnee Local Schools and Spencerville Local schools, as well as the Allen County ESC. Individuals wishing to serve as a substitute teacher/aide in any of the districts listed much complete the proper paperwork through the ACESC. The Ohio Department of Education requires that all of their applications be online . You can choose one of the links below which will take you directly to The Ohio Department of Education page with the instructions on the online process. When you are asked for the Superintendent's Signature during the application process you will need to use IRN: 045740 to find the Allen County ESC and we'll sign it electronically.