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Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant Goals

The Ohio Department of Education has awarded Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center a four-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) grant of $1,050,000 to serve students in grades K through 5 at Mansfield City Schools’ . . .

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MOESC Board of Governors Meet, Discuss Facilities, Donations

On November 18th, the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors met for their monthly meeting. Members heard a facilities update from Steve Earnest, Mid-Ohio ESC’s Executive Director, among other business items. The . . .

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Crestview Local School District Announces Treasurer Opening

The Crestview Local School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of their current Treasurer, Beth Lykins, effective December 31, 2020, at their meeting on Monday, November 16th. The district, with the assistance of Mid-Ohio . . .

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Abraxas Holds 2nd Annual Fall Festival

Abraxas residents involved in Student Council, their leaders, and the teaching staff recently collaborated and created a full day of activities for their second annual Fall Festival on October 16th. The students spent all day with their . . .

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Virtual Academic Challenge Meets A Big Success

During the last week of October, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center was proud to host opening Academic Challenge competitions in the new virtual format. Students competed as teams, answering questions about a wide range of topics including . . .

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MOESC Hosts 3rd Annual College Credit Plus Information Night

 Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is pleased to organize the 3rd Annual College Credit Plus (CCP) Information Night for our client school districts. This is open to all families of students in grades 6-11 for the 2020-2021 school . . .

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MOESC Board of Governors Meet, Hear Update on Student Services

On Wednesday, October 21st, the Board of Governors for Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center met for their monthly meeting. Jennifer Crum, Director of Student Services, gave a presentation updating the Board on the department’s operations . . .

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MOESC Offers Technology and Math Training and Support through Google Classroom

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is excited to announce Google Classroom training and support for educators in the areas of technology and mathematics. They are designed to assist teachers and administrators to design engaging learning for . . .

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Academic Challenge to Proceed Virtually

Academic Challenge has been something students from 4th through 12th grade have looked forward to every year. For years, the meets have brought districts from around the area together for friendly competition. But, as has been the theme for . . .

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Parent to Parent Meeting at MOESC

Parents of children with special needs, whether they are young or grown, are one of the best sources of information and emotional support for other parents of children with special needs. By virtue of having “been there,”  a . . .

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Abraxas Receives Richland County Foundation TAP Grants

The Richland County Foundation awarded $61,659 in educational program grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers across Richland County for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The Teacher . . .

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MOESC Board of Governors Meets for September

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors met for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, hearing from the Teaching and Learning Department, as well as approving a personnel contract. Lynn Meister, Director of Teaching and . . .

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MOESC Hosts Project Based Learning Training with Author Todd Stanley

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is proud to host author Todd Stanley for a gifted educator professional development seminar. The training, based on Stanley’s book, Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the . . .

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CPI Training To Be Held September 15th and 30th

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center will be hosting Crisis Prevention Institute, or CPI, training. The refresher CPI course will be held September 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while the initial CPI training will be held on September . . .

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Resident Educator Mentor Training To Be Held September 16-17

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is proud to host the Ohio Resident Educator Mentor Training on September 16th and 17th, which will be held virtually. This training provides educators with opportunities to reflect on how their instruction . . .

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Job Opportunities at Abraxas and FIRST

Abraxas School of Ohio and FIRST, alternative placement partners of Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, have immediate openings for substitute teachers at both schools at the rate of $140 per day. Abraxas serves up to 100 students with . . .

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Galion City Schools Awarded 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, in conjunction with Galion City Schools, has been awarded two 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, one for Galion’s elementary schools (the Primary and Intermediate buildings, collectively) . . .

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MOESC Print Shop Announces Changes

The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Print Shop has gone through some changes to help make it easier to access its services. The Print Shop has relocated to the front of the conference center directly across from the ESC reception office. . . .

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MOESC Board of Governors Hires Kelly Britton

The Board of Governors held their monthly meeting on August 19th. In the meeting, the board approved a contract to hire Ms. Kelly Britton, who will be joining the Teaching and Learning team at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center. Britton will . . .

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MOESC Awarded Comprehensive Literacy State Development Subgrant

The Ohio Department of Education was awarded $42 million for a Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to build on ongoing work to improve the language and literacy development of our . . .

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Back to School Kickoff for MOESC Staff

On Monday, August 10th, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center will hold their annual All-Staff Meeting to kick off the school year. Because of the ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the meeting will look a little different than in years past. . . .

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Districts Ramp Up for Striving Readers Kindergarten Literacy Boot Camp

The five consortium districts participating in the Striving Readers Grant through Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, Buckeye Central Local Schools, Galion City Schools, Highland Local Schools, Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools and Shelby City . . .

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Richland County School Districts Release Plans for School Reopening

The Richland County School District Superintendents, in collaboration with Richland County Public Health and the Shelby Health Department, have developed a reopening plan that has identified common practices that will guide the districts in . . .

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Abraxas and FIRST School Ready for Remote Learning

With COVID-19 still a major concern, the Abraxas School of Ohio and FIRST School, the Private Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) programs partnered with Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, have put plans in place in case there is a need . . .

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MOESC Board of Governors Discuss School Year, Hire New Personnel

The Board of Governors held their monthly meeting on July 15th. There was a lengthy discussion surrounding the reopening of schools in the region. Superintendent Kevin D. Kimmel updated the Board on the discussions and dialog among area . . .

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Summer Manufacturing Institute Summer Camp to Take Place July 20-24

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) along with the Regional Manufacturing Coalition (RMC) and EPIK invite students in 5th through 8th grade to participate in the 3rd Annual Summer Manufacturing Institute Summer Camp a . . .

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MOESC To Offer Behavior Support Services

Behavior problems at school interfere with lessons and disturb other students. These problems often overwhelm teachers, particularly new teachers, and some consider them the most difficult aspect of a teacher’s work day. Children who . . .

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MOESC Collaborating with University of Toledo for School Psychologist Development Program

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, there is a critical shortage in school psychology. Shortages in school psychology have the potential to significantly undermine the availability of high quality services to . . .

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Mid-Ohio Conference Center Now Open for Events, Receptions

The Mid-Ohio Conference Center is now open for meetings and gatherings. The facility will set up safe spacing for gatherings as referenced in the Responsible RestartOhio Restaurants, Bars, and Banquet & Catering Facilities/Services . . .

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“Chat With Ang” A Success

  The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone, and the Parent Mentors at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center wanted to help parents and guardians of students with special needs while everyone was distance learning, knowing that they are . . .

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Professional Development in Math Instruction a Priority for Galion City Schools

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides tiered instruction and support to districts through the Teaching and Learning department. For the 2019-2020 school year, Galion City Schools has been partnering with Mid-Ohio to improve math . . .

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Gifted Services Offering More Online Professional Development

  Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is providing our client districts the opportunity to learn from the comforts of their own home. There are two options, the first are several book studies utilizing Google Classroom, while the . . .

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MOESC Resumed Fingerprinting Services on June 8th

  As the Governor has started to open up different areas of the state, the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center team has been meeting to determine what sections of the organization can be reopened while also taking the necessary . . .

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MOESC’s Tech Department Rises To The Challenge of Remote Learning

  Technology is an ever changing field to support and maintain, which became evident to many people during the COVID-19 shutdown. In March, the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center staff members and our client districts were given . . .

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Local Winners of Franklin B. Walter Awards Announced

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recognized 84 of Ohio’s top students from across the state during the 31st Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program. Due to the . . .

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Cristian Robinson Wins Student Worker of the Year

  The Ohio State University in Mansfield held their 2020 Leadership, Diversity, and Service Awards virtually on their YouTube page on April 23rd. Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is proud to announce that Cristian Robinson was . . .

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MOESC’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Tiers of Support Adaptations

  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is adapting to make sure that students continue to be served. This month, MOESC’s press releases will be focusing on showing the . . .

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Adaptations For Abraxas and Foundations for Living

  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is adapting to make sure that students continue to be served. This month, MOESC’s press releases will be focusing on showing the . . .

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MOESC’s Student Services Team Adaptations

  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is adapting to make sure that students continue to be served. This month, MOESC’s press releases will be focusing on showing the . . .

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Madison Local Schools Selects New Superintendent

Madison Local Schools has selected a familiar face to lead the district as superintendent. Robert S. Peterson, who has been in the district for nearly 3 decades and most recently has served as Madison Comprehensive High School principal, was . . .

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MOESC’s Striving Readers Team Adaptations

  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is adapting to make sure that students continue to be served. This month, MOESC’s press releases will be focusing on showing the . . .

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MOESC’s Teaching and Learning Team Adaptations

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is adapting to make sure that students continue to be served. This month, MOESC’s press releases will be focusing on showing the public what . . .

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MOESC Book Clubs Enhance Educator’s Abilities in Gifted Education

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center offers a series of book studies that are moderated online through Google Classroom. They have proven very popular, averaging 70 teachers participating for each book.  Although anyone is able to . . .

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MOESC Board Member Mary Dixon Recognized

  Mary Dixon, a member of the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s Board of Governors and a member of the school board at Pioneer Career and Technology Center, was recognized March 11th at the Central Region Spring Conference . . .

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Area Student Wins at Ohio Regional Braille Challenge

On February 27th, Mason Bigelow of Ashland, Ohio participated in the fourth annual Ohio Regional Braille Challenge at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Braille Challenge is the only academic . . .

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Statement from Superintendent Kimmel Regarding MOESC Operations and Events

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all K-12 schools in Ohio will be closed for a period of three weeks, from March 17, 2020, through April 3, 2020. Based upon Governor DeWine’s comments, as well as current . . .

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Area Scholars Honored at Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Program

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) recognized 11 senior students from client school districts for their academic success, and school and community service at the annual Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Dinner on March 10th. . . .

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Abraxas Teachers to Present at OCTELA Conference

  Abraxas School of Ohio, an alternative placement partner of Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC), is proud to spotlight two of its teachers this month for their contributions to the school as well as their presentation at . . .

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Highland Local 8th Grader Wins Tri-County Spelling Bee

  The earth did not shake on Thursday, February 20th at the Tri-County Spelling Bee, but Caitlyn Thieret, 8th grader from Highland Local Schools, shook up the competition by becoming the Bee Champion with the winning word, . . .

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Middle Schoolers Shine At Academic Challenge Meets

This week, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) was proud to host hundreds of middle school students as they battled it out to be the Academic Challenge champion. ​Students compete as teams, ​answering questions about a wide range of . . .

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Fourth and Fifth Graders Shine in Academic Challenge Meets

  Last week, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) was proud to host hundreds of 4th and 5th grade students as they battled it out to be the Academic Challenge champion. Students compete as teams, answering questions about a . . .

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Morrow County Crowns Spelling Bee Champ

It was not a “catastrophic” night for Caitlyn Thieret! After 9 rounds of competition, Thieret, an eighth grader from Highland Middle School, spelled that word and became the Morrow County Spelling Bee Champion. Antique DiLorenzo, . . .

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Girls Who Code Club Starting at MOESC

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is proud to announce that Girls Who Code will ​hold its first club meeting on January 30, 2020 4:00 p.m. at MOESC, ​890 West Fourth Street in Mansfield, Ohio​. ​Girls Who Code Clubs are free . . .

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Richland County Crowns Spelling Bee Champ

  Another successful Richland County Spelling Bee is in the books. After 10 rounds of competition, Addison Sigler, a sixth grader from Lexington Local Schools, is the Richland County Spelling Bee Champion with the winning word, . . .

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MOESC Recognizes Board Members for School Board Recognition Month

The Ohio School Boards Association celebrates School Board Recognition Month every January to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. School Board Recognition Month honors . . .

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Crawford County Crowns Spelling Bee Champ

Scrumptiously...a good word to describe the way Maddy Martin spelled at the Crawford County Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 9th at Crestline High School. With that word, Martin, a seventh grader from St. Bernard Catholic School, became the . . .

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MOESC Highlights Gifted Student Services

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center serves students of all abilities. One of the services that MOESC provides client school districts is assistance in identifying and supporting gifted students, as well as sponsoring events to challenge and . . .

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Local Family and MOESC Staff Collaborate for Braille Book Donation

On Thursday, December 19 th , a local family generously provided 24 Braille books to the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. Sarah and Josh Madden of Mansfield donated the books to the library in their son, Wyatt’s name. Wyatt is . . .

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Restorative Practices Training Comes to MOESC

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is pleased to host Restorative Practices training, a two-day professional development opportunity for school personnel on January 30th and 31st, 2020 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center at 890 W. . . .

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Essential IEP Training Comes to MOESC

  In order to introduce participants to the Ohio Department of Education comprehensive monitoring process and emphasize the critical components of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to incorporate compliant practices that . . .

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MOESC Gears Up for Spelling Bee Season

Students from around the area are studying hard because as soon as winter break ends, it is spelling bee season! Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center will again be hosting the Tri-County Bee on February 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Ohio . . .

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FIRST Students Attend Children's Theater Foundation Performances

Students at FIRST School had the unique privilege of attending three different performances in area schools that were produced by the Children’s Theatre Foundation (CTF), a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide top quality, . . .

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Abraxas Hosts Fall Festival

Abraxas residents involved in Student Council, their leaders, and the teaching staff recently collaborated and created a full day of activities for a special Fall Festival.   The Student Council planned, organized and . . .

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Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Receives Second Consecutive Exemplary Rating

  Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) was notified on November 15th that they have received a second consecutive Exemplary rating for their work as a community school sponsor for the 2018-19 school year. MOESC currently . . .

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MOESC Introduces Teaching and Learning Tiers of Support Services

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is pleased to introduce a new program of tiered supports for school districts, administrators, and teachers through the newly developed Teaching and Learning department. The team’s goal is to . . .

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MOESC Hosts CHAMPS Positive Behavior Support Series

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is pleased to announce they will be hosting a new positive behavior support series taking place November through March. Participants will learn strategies that will hel p educators clarify their vision of . . .

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Academic Challenge Brings Students to MOESC

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center was pleased to host 32 teams of students from 15 different school districts across the region for the first Academic Challenge (AC) competition on October 31st. Leanna Ferreira, coordinator of AC, said this . . .

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MOESC Receives Local Braille Production Center Grant

The BEST (Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers) Grant is a statewide project of professional development and technical assistance dedicated to braille literacy, braille instruction, braille materials and braille technology in Ohio . . .

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FIRST and Abraxas Receive Grants from Richland County Foundation

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is pleased to announce that FIRST School and Abraxas are recipients of grants from the Richland County Foundation. The Richland County Foundation was founded in 1945 by a group of seven . . .

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Smith Commended by MOESC Board of Governors

Sponsor Liaison Jim Smith received a commendation from the MOESC Board of Governors September 25th for his work that resulted in MOESC getting an Exemplary rating as a Community School Sponsor for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Kevin . . .

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Theaker Receives OSBA Milestone Award for 45 Years of Service

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) is proud to announce that one of its Board of Governors members, Doug Theaker, has been honored by the Ohio School Board Association for 45 years of service. Theaker was presented the Central . . .

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Mid-Ohio ESC Receives Exemplary Rating as Community School Sponsor

Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 166 in July. This budget bill included provisions to improve report cards for community schools receiving dropout prevention and recovery report cards. The bill required that the Ohio . . .

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MOESC Hosts Relentless Leadership Administrative Conference

  Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center ( MOESC ) proudly hosted over 150 area school administrators and staff from 14 school districts for the Relentless Leadership conference on August 1st. . . .

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Download the NEW Improved Mid-Ohio ESC App

Download the new app from these sites Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mid-ohio-esc/id1188035405   Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.socs.moesc . . .

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