November 1, 2023 – Northwest Ohio ESC applied for and has received the High Performing ESC designation from the Ohio Department of Education.
A High Performing 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. Northwest Ohio ESC far exceeded this 5% benchmark, with a total savings of 22.81% 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 leveraged great saving to school districts per year, with 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.
The Northwest Ohio ESC is proud to serve the twenty-three public school districts and other educational entities across the northwest Ohio region, impacting students in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties.
With a staff of roughly four hundred, their work is robust and encompasses curriculum, instruction, special education, and training. It is their mission to provide quality services and build valued partnerships in the service region and beyond. www.nwoesc.org
Ohio’s Educational Service Centers (ESCs) provide schools and school districts with professional development, specialized programs, 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