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Welcome to the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center. Established in 2007 11 Member Governing Board Office Locations in Cambridge and Marietta Serving 13 School Districts, 2 Career Center Districts across 5 Counties and 2,200 Square Miles in Rural Eastern and Southeastern Ohio
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Welcome to the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center • Established in 2007 • 11 Member Governing Board • Office Locations in Cambridge and Marietta • Serving 13 School Districts, 2 Career Center Districts across 5 Counties and 2,200 Square Miles in Rural Eastern and Southeastern Ohio • 55 School Buildings 31 Elementary Schools 6 Middle Schools 15 High Schools 3 Career Centers • 20,500+ Students • 210 Full and Part-time Employees • Partner in the Southeast Ohio Regional Shared Services Collaborative with 5 other ESCs and 2 ITCs
What will help the team quickly gain an understanding of the agency’s communities, challenges, strengths and opportunities? • Ohio Valley ESC Vision and Mission • Ohio Valley ESC Information and Demographics • Ohio Valley ESC Revenues and Expenditures • Ohio Valley ESC Primary Services • Ohio Valley ESC County Demographics • Ohio Valley ESC District Demographics
Ohio Valley ESC Information and Demographics • Established in 2007 • 11 Member Governing Board • Office Locations in Cambridge and Marietta • Serving 13 School Districts, 2 Career Center Districts across 5 Counties and 2,200 Square Miles in Rural Eastern and Southeastern Ohio • 55 School Buildings 31 Elementary Schools 6 Middle Schools 15 High Schools 3 Career Centers • 20,500+ Students • 210 Full and Part-time Employees • Partner in the Southeast Ohio Regional Shared Services Collaborative with 5 other ESCs and 2 ITCs
The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center VISION The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center is dedicated to providing innovative services that value and enhance continuous learning. MISSION The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center will serve our partners, provide leadership, build connections, develop relationships, leverage resources, and enhance learning.
OVESC SERVICES The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center provides more than 50 types of services for its member districts. However, the majority of these services are focused in three (3) main areas. 1. Preschool Services 2. School Improvement 3. Special Education
An understanding of the agency communities, challenges, strengths and opportunities
ARC Designation Descriptions County Economic Levels Each Appalachian county is classified into one of five economic status designations, based on its position in the national ranking. Here are the three descriptions for the counties in our service area. • DistressedDistressed counties are the most economically depressed counties. They rank in the worst 10 percent of the nation's counties. • At-RiskAt-Risk counties are those at risk of becoming economically distressed. They rank between the worst 10 percent and 25 percent of the nation's counties. • TransitionalTransitional counties are those transitioning between strong and weak economies. They make up the largest economic status designation. Transitional counties rank between the worst 25 percent and the best 25 percent of the nation's counties.
An understanding of the agency communities challenges, strengths and opportunities
What information will best convey what the agency is trying to accomplish? • The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Continuous Improvement Plan
Agency Improvement Planning Is designed for the committee to have the opportunity to: • Set direction for the OVESC • Speak for the OVESC • To speak freely…how you really feel • To listen to others • Analyze data • Impact agency success now and in the future
High Leverage CIP Categories Student Achievement • Curriculum Alignment • “Best Practices” Instruction • Assessments • Special Needs Students/Programs Barriers to a High Quality Service Agency • Time • Climate/Culture • Health and Wellness Effective Use of Resources • Technology • Budgets and Decision Making • Professional Development • Staff Credentials • Networking • Data/Adult Performance • Print Materials Engagement • Agency Communications • Community Social Services • Community Learning Resources (e.g. Guest Speakers, Site Visits, Higher Education, etc.) • Community Organizations • Business Partnerships • Technical/Career Collaboration
How is the agency meeting the needs of its constituents currently and over time? • Customer Driven Organization Provides Focus Agency goals are derived from the needs of constituent districts • Regular Communication with Constituents OVESC Superintendent Meetings Periodic Program Updates Anticipated Services Surveys (Annual) Regular Department/Administrative/Staff Meetings (LDC) • Quarterly CIP Leadership Meetings Progress Monitoring of Agency’s CIP Implementation On-going • Recruitment and Staff Training Work Closely to recruit staff to match constituent needs Regular Professional Development Opportunities for ESC Staff
What does the agency want the team to look for? What advice/support would the agency like the team to provide over the course of the visit? • We want the team to look for our Mission in action! We want you to feel, hear and see that we are serving our partners, providing leadership, building connections, developing relationships, leveraging resources and enhancing learning in our preschools, special education programs, and our school improvement services. • We want the team to look for alignment in our Continuous Improvement Plan and services with the Vision for the Ohio Valley ESC! • We want the team to provide advice and support that will help the Ohio Valley ESC achieve our Vision. We want to know what we are doing well and where there are opportunities for improvement. We want to know our services are adding value to the districts we serve. The accreditation process is not about receiving a plaque for the wall! It is about our commitment and dedication to provide innovative services that value and enhancecontinuous learning for all.
THANK YOU!!! On behalf of the Ohio Valley ESC, I would like to thank you for your time and commitment to the Accreditation process and our agency. I know we are already a better organization for beginning the accreditation process. I look forward to the commendations and recommendations that will improve our agency as you evaluate our focus and adherence to the AdvancED quality standards.