Bucyrus City Schools approves Tiffin-based NCOESC as the primary district service provider

To: Members of the Media
From: Bucyrus Board of Education, Dr. Paul Johnson, President
Date: May 8, 2019
RE: For Immediate Release


A decision by the Bucyrus City Board of Education to approve the procurement of services from the North Central Ohio Educational Service (NCOESC) has been an ongoing process with significant consideration given over the past several months.  The decision is based upon the expectation to improve meeting the ongoing needs of our district through additional opportunities involving curriculum, special education, technology and grant procurement.

The meeting opened with a presentation from Board of Education President Dr. Paul Johnson explaining the mission and purpose of Educational Service Centers in the state of Ohio. Dr. Johnson further reviewed a timeline of events leading to the board’s special meeting. Following Dr. Johnson’s presentation, the board held a lengthy discussion about the decision facing the district. The board voted unanimously to approve a contract with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center.

After the initial recommendation by administrators was made to change ESC’s in December of 2018, the board has been diligent in their efforts to review and learn more about the role of an ESC and the programs and services available to improve the school district.  

Through the board’s research, they are very appreciative of the commitment and competence of the current Mid-Ohio ESC employees who work in the Bucyrus Schools.  As a result, the board has clearly indicated to NCOESC their satisfaction of and an expectation to employ current MOESC employees serving Bucyrus.

“We believe that NCOESC has the capacity and the expertise to make positive contributions to Bucyrus City Schools.”