Welcome to the Allen County ESC!
Serving Today, Preparing for Tomorrow!

From the Desk of Mr. Arnold:
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Allen County Educational Service Center (ESC) website.  It is here that you are able to learn about many of the educational services that our agency provides for our partner schools and for our community.

     In cooperation with our partner schools, the ESC provides an array of educational instruction and support, all while keeping costs contained through the use of a consortium.

     ESC services are very diverse and consist of the following educational opportunities: pre-school programs on multiple campuses; diverse intervention education, including special education, gifted education, and multiple ED and MD units on several campuses; extensive professional development for administrators, teachers, and classified staff members; and occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.

      The ESC also handles all the paperwork for community members wishing to become either a substitute teacher or a substitute aide and provides the necessary assistance for parents wishing to home school their children.

     We hope you are able to navigate through our many links to find the information for which you are seeking.  If you are not finding the information for which you are seeking, or you simply wish for additional information about how the Allen County ESC can assist you or your school-aged children, contact our office during regular business hours at the phone number listed on this page.

                                                                                            Steve Arnold, Superintendent 


bus.jpgSummer School Bus Driver Training Program - Training for Advanced Classes will be held on June 13 & 14 and June 20 & 21Crisis Reality Training with Jesus Villahermosa will be conducted on June 15 and June 22.  Click on the above links underlined to registerClick here for further details.

Crisis Prevention Training - The Allen County ESC will be conducting several courses throughout the 2016-2017 school year.  Check under Upcoming Events periodically for dates, etc.  Be sure to register as there is a minimum of five participants.  Review a Program for more information.

Academic Innovations is presenting the program Get Focused...Stay Focused! which is a curriculum helping students toward really being career and college ready!  There is no charge for this workshop scheduled for May 31.  Register under Upcoming Events for further details.

Allen County Special Education Admin/Psych Meetings
- The Allen County ESC sponsors several meetings which take place at the Meeting Place on Market Street in downtown Lima from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The remaining 2016-2017 date is June 9. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

PECS (Pyramid Educational Consultants, the home of PECS and The Pyramid Approach to Education) will be holding PECS Level 1 Training in Lima on August 15 & 16, 2017.  This training is in demand within our region and may fill up quickly. For more information click here to review a flier.  Please register under Upcoming Events to reserve your spot! Limited space.

Resident Educators and Mentors
 Orientation sessions on August 17, 2017.  Please register under Upcoming Events for specific times.

Safety & Violence Prevention Training
- Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Allen County Sanitary Engineer's Office. Please register under Upcoming Events.

Gifted Professional Development - Teachers need 30 hrs. of gifted coursework to qualify to teach gifted students for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond in accordance with OAC 3301-51-15. 
Click here for further details.   Register under Upcoming Events to reserve your spot!