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Beyond Boundaries:

A Shared Services Action Plan for Ohio Schools and Governments is a comprehensive study of public policy recommendations, potential collaborations and needed changes to the overall way of doing business in Ohio's public sector. This roadmap, developed by the Kasich administration in partnership with local officials from across the state, provides additional tools to further remove barriers that stand in the way of saving Ohioans' tax dollars through collaboration.

Beyond Boundaries provides ten signature recommendations as well as information and tools needed by local leaders to help them realize the benefit of shared services opportunities. Local leaders have to take immediate, broad action. This requires leadership and vision from all. The overriding objective of this plan is to provide leaders a roadmap for taking important next steps to succeed.
Columbus Dispatch - Kasich aide preaches need for local governments to share services - January 21, 2014

Other Resources:

Skinny Ohio

Idea Center

Greater Ohio

In the spirit of Beyond Boundaries, The Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC) recently released three independent reports identifying nearly $99 million in savings from governmental collaboration. GOPC's findings suggest that there are significant savings such as service improvements available to local and state agencies that purchase and maintain fleet equipment, chart routes for service provision, do bulk purchasing, and/or operate more than one location. These three reports highlight opportunities at the state and local levels to maximize existing resources for enhanced service delivery and cost savings to taxpayers. Click here to view the reports

These reports were developed in coordination with the Center for Community Solutions as part of a larger research package on shared services opportunities in Ohio: