CONNECT is one of the largest Information Technology Centers in Ohio, providing technology services to public schools, charter schools, non-public schools, educational support agencies, and county programs. Those services include support for the schools’ technology infrastructure and hosted K-12 software solutions that manage school financial, library, and student data. We serve approximately 155 schools and educational agencies representing more than 150,000 students. We offer cost-effective technology solutions that allow schools to focus on educating students. For a list of services/costs, please click here.

CONNECT’s owner-members include . . .

» Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio

» Educational Service Center of Lorain County

» Educational Service Center of Medina County

» Ohio Schools Council

Board Members

The Governing Board of Directors consists of the Educational Service Centers of Northeast Ohio, Lorain, and Medina County and the Ohio Schools Council. Through shared ownership, responsibility, and liability of CONNECT, the priority of these four entities is to provide expanded, exemplary service to member districts.

  • Dr. Bob Mengerink


    ESC of Northeast Ohio


    (216) 524-3000

  • Franco Gallo

    Vice Chairperson

    ESC of Lorain County


    (440) 324-5777 x1102

  • Dr. Robert Hlasko


    ESC of Medina County


    (330) 723-6393

  • Dr. William (Bill) Zelei


    Ohio Schools Council


    (216) 447-3100