All in-person ESC meetings, events, and background check services are postponed or suspended through at least July 5th. Access to ESC offices is limited to essential personnel. Our staff are working remotely and are prepared to assist. Please contact us via email or phone as you normally would and we will respond as soon as possible to provide assistance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Educational Partnership for Social, Emotional & Academics (EPSEA)

Educational Partnership for Social, Emotional & Academics (EPSEA)

The Educational Partnership for Social, Emotional & Academics, or EPSEA, is an ESC program funded by Franklin County Children Services (FCCS). The program aims to boost the educational achievement of students in foster care utilizing social and emotional learning competencies.

Serving nearly 500 Franklin County students in elementary through high school, the program has ten educational liaisons meeting with students individually to develop goals for improving attendance, academic performance and personal development. To encourage student achievement, EPSEA provides incentives and rewards and utilizes a wide variety of supports to help students reach their goals.

The EPSEA liaisons work closely with caregivers, FCCS service teams and school and agency staff to identify and address issues affecting student performance.

All services are provided at no charge.


For more information please contact [email protected] or call 614.753.4709.

For student referrals, please contact Amy Meige, Franklin County Children Services, at 614.272.4890 or [email protected].

For questions regarding ESSA compliance and students in foster care, please contact Joy Medlock, Lead EPSEA/ESSA Educational Liaison at 614-278-5975 or [email protected].