ACCESS Council

Area Cooperative Computerized Educational Service System

ACCESS - Advancing Education Technologies

    • ACCESS is one of 16 Information Technology Centers (ITCs) formerly known as Data Acquisition Sites licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Development, formally the Ohio Department of Education.  ITCs provide IT shared services to Ohio K-12 districts. Some of our services include accounting, payroll, library automation, EMIS, network management, student information systems, video, electronic resources, computerized grade book, parental access, Internet access, web and email filtering, firewall and web security, telephony, server hosting, and data-driven decision support. 

    • ACCESS is a membership organization, wholly owned by its member districts and governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. ACCESS serves 26 member school districts in Columbiana and Mahoning County, two member (2) educational service centers, and a variety of other customers considered non-members.

    • ACCESS owns and operates a state-of-the-art fiber network infrastructure that will support our member districts' data, voice and video needs well into the future.  Our Wide Area Network infrastructure consists of redundant 40 Gigabit Ethernet network segments in the form of four fiber optic loops traversing two counties.  ACCESS provides a 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection to each member district head-end and a 1 Gigabit connection to all district remaining buildings in both Mahoning and Columbiana County.

    • ACCESS provides a variety of services to all branches of The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County as well as several school systems.  A majority of these entities are connected to the ACCESS fiber network.

    • ACCESS is a member of the Ohio Education Computer Network (OECN). More information can be found at MCOECN

    • ACCESS is always available to meet to discuss your needs.


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