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
                                                                                            Allen County Educational Service Center


bus.jpgSummer School Bus Driver Training Program - Training for Advanced Classes will be held on June 13 & 14 and June 20 & 21.  Crisis Reality Training with Jesus Villahermosa will be conducted on June 15 and June 22.  Information on registration will be coming soon!

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 5 participants.  Review a Program for more information.

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 2016-2017 dates are:  3/10/17, 4/28/17 and 6/9/2017. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

STABLE Accounts - Created by the Ohio Treasurer's Office to offer savings and investment solutions for people with disabilities. Event is free and open to anyone on Wednesday, March 29. Reservations requested.  Please register under Upcoming Events.

Autism Resource Fair - Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Click here to review a flier for more information.  Register under Upcoming Events.

All About Reading Mentoring - Thursday, April 20.  A program for parents/grandparents to assist students with a reading level of sixth grade or lower. Click here to review a flier for times and location.  Register under Upcoming Events.

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.