The ESU provides us services in a cooperative that we otherwise would have to outsource or pay for directly from our general fund. The ESU is able to provide professional training and development to their experts in the given field and bring that back to our district. Without their support, we would pay more for a less quality professional development experience. In addition, the cooperative services for special education, technology, and federal grant writing the ESU provides are cheaper than contracting or bringing these services in-house. We appreciate all the ESU does for our district and realize the value they add to our schools.