High-Performing ESC

Clark County ESC Earns High-Performing Designation



November 1, 2023 – Clark County ESC applied for and has received the High Performing ESC designation from the Ohio Department of Education. A High Performing Educational Service Center (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. Clark County far exceeded this 5% benchmark, with a total savings of 44.74% 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 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 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. 


“Our commitment at the Clark County ESC is to enhance the educational opportunities offered to Clark County students by providing exceptional services that make the most of tax dollars in our community,” said Superintendent Dan Bennett. “Our designation as a high-performing ESC and the cost savings we’ve demonstrated for our educational partners shows that we are making a difference in Clark County Schools and in the lives of students and the additional funding reached will help provide more opportunities.”


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

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