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Ohio ESC Shared Services

Building State and District Capacity & Driving Down Costs

The Kasich Administration released its much anticipated Shared Services Report entitled, "Beyond Boundaries: A Shared Services Action Plan for Ohio Schools and Governments" in 2010.

Ohio's ESCs are well positioned to build both state and school district capacity to improve student academic outcomes.

To follow are resources that demonstrate how Ohio's network of ESCs are leveraging finite state and local resources to maximize a return on investment of state and local tax dollars:

Ohio’s ESCs continue to make a difference every day in support of school district efforts to improve educational outcomes for all students.  Through its consortia model approach, ESCs are able to reduce district operational costs and direct more dollars to direct student instruction.

Without question, Ohio’s 56 ESCs have a tremendous level of knowledge, expertise and capacity to assist the state of Ohio and school districts in the implementation and long-term sustainability of education reform efforts.

To learn more about shared services, consider checking out the following books:

Shared Services

  • Bergeron, Bryan.  Essentials of Shared Services. Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.
  • Dunleavy, John R., Martin J. Harmer, James S. Lusk and Donniel S. Schulman.  Shared Services:  Adding Value to the Business Units.  New York, NY:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.
  • Melchior, Daniel.  A Manger’s Journey:  Shared Services.  New York, NY:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.

Other Shared Service and Government Redesign Related Readings

  • Hess, Frederick M. and Eric Osberg.  Stretching the School Dollar.  Cambridge, Mass:  Harvard Education Press, 2010.
  • Osborne, David and Peter Hutchinson.  The Price of Government:  Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis.  New York, NY:  Basic Books, 2004.


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