Welcome to Muskingum Valley ESC!
by Superintendent David N. Branch
Welcome to the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC) website. MVESC is a nationally accredited regional resource center for schools in Coshocton, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry counties. Covering more than 2,300 square miles, our agency has the largest service region in Ohio, making us a little bigger than the state of Rhode Island and almost as large as Delaware.
We serve nearly 2,000 teachers in 16 school districts, as well as 32,054 students. Within and beyond our five counties, we have partnered with more than 105 educational service providers in 62 Ohio counties, 39 states and Canada.
Our MVESC operates 27 preschool classrooms and 54 special education and at-risk classrooms for our client school districts. Those client school districts – Coshocton City, Coshocton County Career Center, Crooksville Exempted Village, East Muskingum Local, Franklin Local, Logan-Hocking Local, Maysville Local, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Morgan Local, New Lexington City, Northern Local, Ridgewood Local, River View Local, Tri-Valley Local and West Muskingum Local Schools – may contract with MVESC for any of the quality programs and services we offer:
- An ABLE Program that provides educational opportunities to adults who lack literacy skills, who have not earned their high school diplomas or who wish to do remedial work to prepare for post-secondary education.
- Attendance Service representatives who foster student achievement by working cooperatively with local service agencies, law enforcement and juvenile courts in Guernsey, Muskingum and Perry counties to reinforce Ohio’s Compulsory School Attendance Laws.
- Autism Programs that offer a continuum of instructional options, from one-to-one intensive instruction to large-group instruction and learning activities with typical peers. Depending on individual needs, children may spend all or part of their day in one or more of the three classrooms, as well as other regular or special education settings.
- Background checks and fingerprinting using the National Webcheck System.
- 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs that nurture student growth by providing a safe place before and after school to expand learning with a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development.
- A variety of Common Core Tools that help educators navigate the Common Core Standards.
- Crisis response services designed to help building and district personnel navigate the difficult issues students and staff will experience after a crisis.
- A Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department that supports districts with their school improvement needs and professional growth through the three pillars of the department. The first pillar supports educators in curriculum, instruction and assessment. The second pillar supports gifted students and district programs in schools. The final pillar promotes learning through the use of technology.
- A Data Department that has provided services to more than 40 percent of Ohio school districts and to all of Ohio’s 55 educational service centers. The department offers a multitude of useful data for agencies, administrators and teachers, including Lean Six Sigma training that can dramatically improve organizational quality while reducing costs.
- Distance Learning programs that use interactive video to provide information, resources and content to students and professional development opportunities to teachers that would otherwise be inaccessible due to limitations of time, money and distance.
- An Early Childhood Education Department that offers a continuum of preschool delivery models based on the needs of each child – preschool special education classrooms, preschool special education itinerant services, the County Connections program and Little Panthers Private Preschool.
- Legal services through a consortium.
- Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy and orientation and mobility training for students whose Individualized Education Plans (IEP) contain validation for these services.
- Parent Mentor services that support parents and school personnel as families work through the special education process.
- Numerous professional development opportunities designed to help educators meet state and national standards and improve student achievement.
- Public Relations services that can range from one-time material production to ongoing projects or plans that are aligned to specific district objectives.
- School Bus Driver Training.
- School Psychology services that provide leadership in defining how the profession will help administrators, teachers and students meet national educational goals through intervention-direct services, consultation services, student achievement services and educational services for children with autism.
- Special education and at-risk student programs that, through collaboration and consultation, provide a unique way to share the resources of schools, community agencies and families to ensure that children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education that is high quality and cost effective for the districts we serve.
- Student recognition and scholarship programs.
- Substitute teacher management services.
- Technology-based services that districts may purchase at substantially discounted rates.
We have three offices that serve our five-county area:
|Zanesville - Main Office||Coshocton Regional Office||Perry-Hocking Regional Office|
205 N. Seventh St.
23640 Airport Rd., Room 145
Coshocton, OH 43812
1605 Airport Rd.
Thank you again for visiting our website. We encourage you to explore it, bookmark it and give us feedback on how we may make the site better for you.
We make connections to create services that contribute to learning.
We exist to serve in ways that help young people learn. To truly be the finest service center, our service work must be dependable, responsive and thoughtful. We serve by staying connected to our customers. We stay connected by valuing the relationships that have been built and maintained throughout the years. We must have both if we are to contribute to helping young people learn. We must create services that support learning.
- Muskingum Valley ESC will build regionally the capacity to improve all student performance at the building level to assist school districts in attaining an "excellent" rating on the Ohio Report Card.
- Muskingum Valley ESC will perform regionally as a highly effective and efficient organization, as measured by performance excellence criteria, with all services being self-supporting.
- All Muskingum Valley ESC stakeholders will value our services, as measured by satisfaction surveys.