This section details Promising Practices and successful examples of collaboration that have been identified during the course of developing "Beyond Boundaries". They are organized by each of the nine Shared Services categories that were included in the survey and evaluated by the deliverables team. This is not an exhaustive or complete compilation of what is happening in the state of Ohio, but it is the most comprehensive to date. The nine categories are: technology, administration, economic development, health and human services, educational instructional support, public works, public safety/911 systems, fleet management and operations, and facilities.
Promising practices are an explanation of an approach or a program within a shared services category. It may also detail findings about optimum economies of scale or reveal centers of excellence or leading providers in that shared services category. The examples are more often local projects that exemplify a successful collaborative arrangement. Where possible, contact information is provided so a reader can find out more about a promising practice, to participate in an existing program, or to find out more about starting a similar collaborative effort in their community. The designation of what type of information the contact can provide are noted through these icons:
This Key, below, demonstrates and explains the symbols that are used in the Sections Contact information pages:
|To find out more about this promising practice||To find out more about joining their program||To find out more about starting a similar collaborative effort in your community|