Located in the heart of Toledo and established in 1913, the ESC of Lake Erie West is one of the largest educational service centers in the State of Ohio. The ESC of Lake Erie West is part of a statewide network of ESCs in Ohio and provides services at the local, regional and statewide level.
The ESC of Lake Erie West is the fiscal agent for State Support Team Region 1 (SSTR1), one of sixteen State Support Teams in Ohio.
The ESC of Lake Erie West is the sponsor of over 50 community schools located throughout Ohio. As a sponsor, the ESC of Lake Erie West’s community schools staff is primarily focused on two main areas – compliance with state laws and regulations and promoting a strong academic program at each sponsored school.
Many state programs such as preschool accreditation, community schools, gifted education, public preschool, and others have been piloted through the ESC of Lake Erie West.