The ESC applied for and has received the High-Performing ESC designation
from the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce. A High-Performing Educational Service Center (ESC) has generated total cost savings of at least 5% for school districts for primary services secured from the ESC instead of another source. The ESC far exceeded this 5% benchmark, with a total savings of 50% in 2023. (Note: Savings were based on five services submitted as required by the application.
“Ohio’s educational service centers provide exceptional cost savings to 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 & Workforce evaluated each application based on the total percentage of cost savings the ESC generated for school districts calculated based on the price charged to the district by the ESC for a primary service.
The ESC provides school districts with professional development, technology, human resource, and administrative supports, and direct student services that help improve student learning, enhance the quality of instruction, expand equitable access to resources, and maximize operating and fiscal efficiencies.
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