Ohio’s local school districts are supported by Educational Service Centers. Jefferson County is fortunate to have one of the most innovative ESC’s in the entire state. The Jefferson County ESC, and its affiliated organizations, offers curriculum support and online learning services to local students. The Jefferson ESC also serves as the fiscal agent for the Jefferson Health Plan, which was established in 1985 as a partially self-funded insurance program for Ohio’s political subdivisions. The Health Plan has recently expanded and includes clients beyond Ohio’s borders.