Warren County Educational Service Center applied for and received the High Performing ESC designation from the Ohio Department of Education for the seventh year in a row. 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. Warren County ESC far exceeded this 5% benchmark, with a total savings of $3,068,162.47 (16.84%) in 2022.


“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 35% savings to districts per year, for a total of almost $497 million in savings statewide for primary services since 2016.”


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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.

Warren County Educational Service Center provides high quality and low-cost programs and services to our client school districts.  Many of our programs resulted from suggestions and ideas that came from our customers.  We provide great flexibility for districts to solve unique challenges whether they need a part-time employee, a program for a student with exceptional learning needs, or simply a way to reduce costs.

Recognizing that each district is unique and diverse, our programs and services are designed to enhance the sharing of resources and working together cooperatively.  Our ultimate goal is for all students to have positive learning opportunities that we strive to achieve through teamwork, effective leadership, and mutual support.


Ohio’s Educational Service Centers (ESCs) provide 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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