ESC of Eastern Ohio Receives High Performing Designation

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio announced today that it has received the High Performing ESC designation from the Ohio Department of Education.

This is the seventh consecutive year the center has received the designation, which recognizes educational service centers that generate a total cost savings of at least 5% for their client school districts for primary services secured from the ESC rather than provided through another source.

The ESCEO exceeded the state benchmark by 11.3%, providing a total savings of 16.13% for client districts in the following service areas: instructional support, preschool, career counseling and services for students with disabilities, according to a news release.

“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,” said Craig Burford, executive director of the Ohio ESC Association. “Over the past seven years, Ohio ESCs have averaged 35% savings to districts per year, for a total of almost $497 million in savings statewide for primary services since 2016.”

The ESCEO provides services and support for more than 20 districts in Eastern Ohio.

“We provide efficient and effective services and tools to support our districts, their teams and local students,” ESCEO Superintendent Traci Hostetler said. “Our team is continually pursuing additional funding opportunities to maximize the impact of investments and resources available for those we serve.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.