Trumbull County ESC News Article

TCESC Named High Performing ESC

The Trumbull County Educational Service Center 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. The TCESC far exceeded this 5% benchmark, with a total savings of 31.5% 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. 

The Trumbull County Educational Service Center provides educational leadership and instruction in curriculum development, special education, and technology. The Center employs teachers, therapists, psychologists, and other specialists who work directly with approximately 25,000 students in 20 school districts. In addition, the Center conducts professional growth seminars for approximately 2000 teachers each year.

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.

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