November 1, 2023 – The Ohio Valley ESC applied for and has received the High Performing ESC designation from the Ohio Department of Education. A High Performing Educational Service Center (ESC) has generated total cost savings of at least 5% for its client school districts for primary services secured from the ESC instead of another source. The OVESC far exceeded this 5% benchmark in 2023.
“Ohio’s educational service centers provide exceptional cost savings to their school districts in addition to all of the other services and support they offer,” says Craig Burford, Executive Director of the Ohio ESC Association (OESCA). “Over the past seven years, Ohio ESCs have averaged 36% savings to districts per year, for a total of nearly $587.6 million in savings statewide for primary services since 2016.”
The Ohio Department of Education evaluated each application based on the total percentage of cost savings the ESC generated for its client districts calculated based on the price charged to the client by the ESC for a primary service.
Ohio’s Educational Service Centers (ESCs) provide schools and school districts with professional development, technology, support, planning, and administrative services that help improve student learning, enhance the quality of instruction, expand access to resources, and maximize operating/fiscal efficiencies. The Ohio ESC Association (OESCA) supports, educates and advocates for Ohio’s ESCs. www.oesca.org
The Ohio Valley ESC is an Educational Service Agency that serves 9 school districts and 2 career centers within five counties in southeastern Ohio – Washington, Monroe, Morgan, Perry and Guernsey Counties. The Ohio Valley ESC has office locations in Cambridge and Marietta, OH. It covers 2,200 square miles and serves 10,500+ students. The Ohio Valley ESC provides more than 50 types of services to its member districts, with a majority of these services being focused in preschool services, school improvement and special education. To learn more about the Ohio Valley ESC visit ovesc.org.