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North Coast Shared Services Alliance

North Coast Shared Services Alliance (NCSSA) is a partnership between the Educational Service Centers of Northeast Ohio, Lorain, and Medina Counties designed to create new, unique services for school districts. The NCSSA team consists of licensed treasurers, experienced payroll staff, transportation experts, human resources coordinators, skilled analysts and research specialists. The highly skilled and diverse team provides financial, business and operational services to school districts and governmental agencies across Ohio.

Ryan Pendleton serves as the Executive Director for both North Coast Shared Services Alliance and Connect ITC, where he partners with districts to help design a trusted learning environment through supporting safety protocols, cybersecurity best practices, technology upgrades, and valid data for decision-making. The partnership between the two organizations allows for an efficient and innovative approach to providing fiscal and operational support.

NCSSA also collaborates with multiple consultants specializing in reconciliation, research and development, employee benefits, strategic planning, and team development services. 

NCSSA Consulting Services include:
Research, Data and Accountability
• District-specific dashboards and analyses using student, staff, financial and community data
Strategic Planning
• Superintendent, Treasurer/CFO, Board Leadership
• Board Policy Development, Records Retention
• CFO/Treasurer Coaching for Negotiations
Human Resources
• Human Capital Development
• Compensation Reviews and Analysis
• Handbook Updates
• Banking/Investment Request for Proposal/Qualifications (RFP/RFQ) services
• Grants Management Services
Business Operations
• Owner’s Representative Services
• Transportation Routing Services
• Fleet Assessments
• CONNECT Partnership

Ryan Pendleton

Executive Director

ESC of Northeast Ohio

[email protected]