In 1997 the Clinton County Board of Education, Fayette County Board of Education, and the Highland County Board of Education merged to form the Clinton-Fayette-Highland Educational Service District. Seven years later, Adams County/Ohio Valley Local Schools joined the ESC, and a year after, we changed our name to the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center.
Currently, we serve ADAMS COUNTY - Adams County/Ohio Valley Local Schools, CLINTON COUNTY - Blanchester Local Schools, Clinton-Massie Local Schools, East Clinton Local Schools and Wilmington City Schools, FAYETTE COUNTY - Miami Trace Local Schools and Washington Court House City Schools, HIGHLAND COUNTY - Bright Local Schools, Fairfield Local Schools, Greenfield Exempted Village Schools, Hillsboro City Schools and Lynchburg-Clay Local Schools. Twelve member school districts receive direct services through the SOESC. The Region 14/Hopewell Center provides special education cooperative services to 18 schools including Manchester in Adams County and five districts in Brown County. A total of 24,500 students and 2,400 teachers are provided support through our organization.