Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC is a county agency that serves the four school districts in Pickaway County: Circleville City Schools and Logan Elm, Teays Valley and Westfall Local School Districts, and Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center.
The ESC provides a variety of services to schools and students.
To learn more about those services and the history of educational service centers, click on the "About Our ESC" button at left.
From the Superintendent
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

As a long-time member of Circleville Rotary, I value community service and appreciate my fellow Rotarians’ dedication to giving of themselves to Pickaway County.

In a similar fashion, community members who choose to serve on school boards also give of themselves to the county.

The Pickaway County ESC is fortunate to have five such community members who dedicate their time and energy to the ESC’s Governing Board.

The Governing Board is made up of Richard Everman and Byron Welch, who have been on our board since 2004; Jeanine McDowell and Pat Southward, who have been on the board since 2006; and Robert Bower, who joined in 2010.

Richard, Bob and Byron also serve on the board of education for Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center.

This group is committed to making Pickaway County ESC a valued and valuable contributor to our partners: Circleville City Schools, Logan Elm, Teays Valley and Westfall local schools, Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center, the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Help Me Grow and the Family and Children First Council.

Being former educators or having worked in a school setting, board members take interest in the positive educational opportunities being offered by the county’s districts. They are proud of the role the ESC plays in assisting the districts in this county.

They are interested in becoming better board members by participating in the PCESC / OSBA Board Leadership Academy and by attending the OSBA Capital Conference.

Each year, January is designated as School Board Recognition Month.

In this year’s proclamation, Gov. John Kasich said “The service provided by the members of Ohio's city, village, local and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers' governing boards is critical to ensuring high quality public education for Ohio's schoolchildren. Through partnership with teachers, school administrators, staff and parents, school board members provide vital leadership and support for schools.”

Our board members do all that, working well as a team for the benefit of our county.

Thank you, Governing Board members, for your dedication and service.





Community Connections
Learn about Pickaway County ESC's partnerships with county schools and its service through the Community Connections page that appears every other month in the Circleville Herald.
Click below to see the current and past issues.
Student News
2016 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Nathan Reisch, a Westfall Senior, was selected as the 2016 Franklin B. Walter Award recipient.
To read about Nathan, click here.
ESC News and Updates
Stand Up for Public Schools
The Ohio School Boards Association posted an article from our Community Connections page as part of their Stand Up For Public Schools effort:

Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers
PCESC / OCST partnership provides high quality training for substitute teachers  
Online Graduate Credit Courses
The Pickaway County Educational Service Center is pleased to offer online graduate courses to educators. This service is possible due to a partnership between PCESC and two universities: the University of Phoenix and Ashland University.   To see a listing of the courses available, click on the "Downloads / Links" tab then look for the links under the "Resources" section.  
Satisfaction Surveys Demonstrate Steady Improvement of Services
Biennial Surveys Provide Data for Past Performance and Future Actions  
Directions to Pickaway County ESC

For an interactive map, click on "Read More" below.

PCESC Update
The PCESC Update is a bi-monthly newsletter written primarily for ESC staff members.  
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Pickaway County Educational Service Center is approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a Supplemental Educational Service (SES) provider.  Learn more about SES by clicking on the link.  
Upcoming Events
Fri Jan 27 2017
Board Leadership Academy
Wed Feb 1 2017
Governing Board meeting
Tue Feb 14 2017
Governing Board meeting
Tue Mar 14 2017
Fri Mar 17 2017
Governing Board meeting
Tue Apr 11 2017

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Chardon, OH 44024

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