What is ACCESS?
ACCESS (Area Cooperative Computerized Educational Service System) is one of 18 Information Technology Centers (ITCs) licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). 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 school districts in Columbiana and Mahoning County, two (2) educational service centers, 20 non-public schools, one (1) Special Education Regional Resource Centers and The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County.
Effective July 1, 2001, the Area Cooperative Computerized Educational Service System (ACCESS), a consortium of schools, reorganized pursuant to the provisions of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 167 as a regional council of goverments known as ACCESS Council.
How are we Governed?
ACCESS is governed by the Assembly. Learn more here.
Who makes the decisions?
While the Assembly has overall governance for ACCESS, the Board of Directors is selected to make the majority of the day-to-day operational decisions. Learn more here.