One idea for operating schools more efficiently has the ring of common sense to it: help them work together.

With more than 600 districts across the state, the possibilities for collaborating to make better use of resources and employ economies of scale are almost endless.

That's why we're researching ways to enable greater collaboration, such as:

  • Shared services among districts that would allow for cost savings across regions.
  • Cooperation across government entities that could create potential statewide benefits.

The Greene County Shared Services Delivery Project, a pilot project for shared services in Ohio, aims to realize savings of 5% for each participating school district.

We will follow this and other efforts to enhance collaboration to determine how they might benefit  Ohio districts.