West Central Educational Service Center - Assessment of a Merger

Educational service centers in rural Ohio sought CGR’s assistance to explore merger. Changes in Ohio state law have changed the competitive climate for what were originally county-level entities. Created to serve individual county school districts, the state eliminated their exclusive franchise. Smaller ESCs have struggled to be responsive to member districts and compete with their more powerful neighbors.

Report Date: Jan 2014
Author(s): Kent Gardner , Scott Sittig , Scott Sittig
Subject(s): Education , Government Management , Economic Analysis
Location: Shelby, Ohio