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The Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) represents the superintendents, teachers, supervisors and other personnel of Ohio's Educational Service Centers and seeks to promote excellence in education through the quality services provided by its member organizations. OESCA provides legislative updates, coordinates member lobbying efforts and organizes communications among its member organizations. OESCA also provides professional development opportunities for service center administrators and personnel through issue-related seminars and major conferences.

Vision Statement
OESCA will be recognized at state and national levels for educational leadership and superior member services.

Mission Statement
OESCA and its members provide leadership and services that enable school districts to increase student achievement and improve Ohio’s educational system.


Strategic Goals

GOAL #1:

Increase active membership in and support of OESCA by Ohio’s ESCs.

GOAL #2:

Establish an effective, consistently used system of accountability and technical assistance for Ohio ESCs using a modified Ohio ESC Network Best Practice Expectations.

GOAL #3:

Actively advocate to increase the capacity of member ESCs to provide cost-effective, quality services.

GOAL #4:

Build strategic partnerships to advance OESCA’s organizational priorities and to establish recognition of OESCA’s value by state policy makers, allied organizations, and key local and regional stakeholders.


Association Beliefs

OESCA believes that high quality educational opportunities are the cornerstone of our democracy. Educational Service Centers provide (1) leadership to help all students reach high standards of performance and (2) cost-efficient regional services. Therefore, OESCA actively promotes and supports the following beliefs:

  • OESCA believes that public schools are highly successful and continue to confront and overcome the challenges of socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, and the accompanying deprivations that impact learning.

  • State resources must be focused on providing support to public education. Nothing will provide a greater impact on the future of Ohio, and our nation, as developing the minds of its future citizens and leaders.

  • Accountability is an important aspect in school improvement. ESCs are best positioned to assist districts with efficient and economical operational and academic resources to support school accountability.

  • ESCs are best positioned to provide districts with technical assistance.

  • ESCs should be eligible to receive funding from all state education formulas and grants in order to carry out state and local education initiatives.

  • OESCA supports state fiscal policies that reinforce the capacity of the state government to adequately support public education.


Code of Ethics [Download]
OESCA can only become stronger if we speak with a unified voice to both the Ohio Department of Education, the office of the Governor, the state legislature and other state policy makers, without internal fighting and turmoil, and the resulting distrust within our organization; it has been resolved that the below Code of Ethics by adopted and implemented as a stated policy of OESCA. 

Code of Professional Conduct [Download]
The Ohio Educational Service Center Association represents educational service centers throughout the State of Ohio and holds its superintendents, treasurers, business managers, teachers, nonteaching school employees, board members, and partners to the highest levels of professionalism and conduct.

OESCA Constitution & Bylaws [Download]