For the sixth consecutive year, Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (ESC) has received the designation as a High-Performing ESC by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).

Southern Ohio ESC demonstrated more than $240,000 in savings for local school districts through shared services that maximize tax dollars in our community.

The ODE announced Nov. 2 that the Southern Ohio ESC was one of 51 high-performing ESCs in the state. Every ESC applied for and received the designation. According to the Ohio Educational Service Center Association, ESCs demonstrated a combined $75.3 million in savings for Ohio schools, averaging 37-percent savings for clients.

Educational Service Centers are public agencies that help school districts provide high-quality, fiscally responsible services through sharing the costs with other schools.