For the sixth consecutive year, the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (ESC) has received the designation as a High-Performing ESC by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
The Southern Ohio ESC demonstrated more than $240,000 in savings for local school districts through shared services that maximize tax dollars in its community.
The ODE announced Nov. 2 that the Southern Ohio ESC was one of 51 high-performing ESCs in the state. Every ESC applied for and received the designation. According to the Ohio Educational Service Center Association, ESCs demonstrated a combined $75.3 million in savings for Ohio schools, averaging 37 percent savings for clients.
Educational Service Centers are public agencies that help school districts provide high-quality, fiscally-responsible services through sharing the costs with other schools.
Submitted by Stephanie Huber, administrative assistant, Southern Ohio Educational Service Center.