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COG Contact Person Governance/By-Laws Document
Name:Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network
Date Formed:9/13/1991
Service Explanation:The Management Council is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, more specifically, to: (a) Advance the common objectives of its Members. (b) Plan, promote, and facilitate effective and efficient information technology services for Ohio schools. (c) Provide current and informative communications to its Members. (d) Promote professional relations and ethics among its Members. (e) Coordinate and promote the interests of its Members in legislative matters with other state organizations. (f) Inform the public, interested groups and organizations, vendors, state agencies and officials, and legislators of the benefits and services of the Ohio Education Computer Network.
Objective Statement:Goal #1: Promote the value and benefits of the OECN. Objective: To increase the awareness of the OECN in the legislative and the executive branches and to improve the funding outlook for the OECN and educational technology initiatives. This goal includes the following ongoing efforts: 1. Meet with representatives from the legislative and executive branches. 2. Produce informational materials that promote the OECN. 3. Lobby for the OECN budget agenda. 4. Assist the ITCs in seeking grant opportunities Goal #2: Be an advocate for continuous improvement. Objective: To assist the OECN Information Technology Centers in their efforts to continue to improve in the way services are provided to schools; to seek new ways to assist schools; and to become more efficient and effective as an organization. This goal includes the following ongoing efforts: 1. Work with ODE and the ITC’s to create an effective program of continuous improvement. 2. Provide educational opportunities for ITC staff. 3. Communicate best practices among ITCs. 4. Facilitate open discussion regarding the future of the OECN. 5. Survey the ITC’s to assess current needs. Goal #3: Support statewide technology programs and initiatives. Objective: To seek success for programs of value for Ohio schools by providing support and leadership; and to work effectively and collaboratively with state agencies and other educational entities. This goal includes the following ongoing efforts: 1. Continue to strengthen our relationships with ODE and eTech Ohio, Board of Regents, and other state agencies 2. Continue to strengthen our relationships with BASA, OASBO, OESCA, OSBA, and others. 3. Promote effective use of data based decision support for schools through participation in longitudinal data systems and student information systems initiatives. 4. Provide leadership and support for INFOhio. 5. Support and provide leadership for the Ohio K-12 Network. Goal #4: To promote innovative technologies, vendor arrangements, and cooperative purchasing agreements to help support the technology initiatives of the MC-OECN and Ohio schools. Objective: To provide cost effective and valued products and services to Ohio education, state and local government, and non-profit; to leverage Ohio education, state and local government, and non-profit purchasing volume to achieve costs savings; and to help in the support of MC-OECN technology initiatives.
First Name:Bruce
Last Name:Hawkins
Address:8050 North High Street
 File Name
View DocAgreement By-laws 4-28-06 (2).pdf
Participating Organizations Members Revenue Operating Expenses
Area Cooperative Computerized Educational Service SystemHamilton-Claremont Cooperative AssociationLicking Area Computer AssociationLake Geauga Computer AssociationMetropolitan Dayton Educational Cooperative AssociationMetropolitan Education CouncilMiami Valley Educational Computer AssociationNorth Coast CouncilNorth Central Ohio Computer CooperativeNortheast Ohio Management Education NetworkNortheast Ohio Network for Education TechnologyNorthern Ohio Education Computer AssociationNorthwest Ohio Area Computer Service CooperativeNorthwest Ohio Computer AssociationOhio Mid-Eastern Regional Educational Service AgencySouth Central Ohio Computer AssociationSoutheast Ohio Voluntary Education CooperativeStark-Portage Area Computer ConsortiumSouthwest Ohio Computer AssociationTri-County Computer Services AssociationWestern Ohio Computer Organization
Board MemberMike Crumley
Board MemberRay Burden
Board MemberStuart Workman
Board MemberBill Swartzmiller
Board MemberJimmy Battrell
Board MemberMatt Galemmo
Board MemberTod Hug
Board MemberNelson McCray
Board MemberMike Staggs
Board MemberGary West
OfficerBruce Hawkins
OfficerSam Orth
Board MemberMarc Robinson
Donations: $100.00      Membership Fees: $3,886,347.00
Assessments: $0.00      Event Registrations: $0.00
Add-On Fees: $0.00      Percentage of Revenue: $0.00
Matching Funds: $0.00      Grants: $2,333,377.00
Taxes $0.00      Other: $3,236,612.00
Personnel: $937,339.00      Fringe Benefits: $246,662.00
Travel: $146,197.00      Meetings: $0.00
Professional Development: $0.00      Rent: $112,611.00
Contract Services: $6,756,187.00      Printing: $0.00
Office Supplies: $6,671.00      Office Equipment: $104,470.00
Postage: $6,028.00      Pro Services: $52,693.00
Insurance: $4,768.00      Dues: $8,045.00
Phone: $4,271.00      Advertising: $25,272.00
Publications/Subscriptions: $873.00      Depreciation: $0.00
Training/Seminars: $7,075.00      Other: $3,122,844.00