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2009 Compendium: ESAs Help Districts Small school districts in rural America are well acquainted with hard times. To address them, they have learned to work together, with assistance from educational service agencies (ESAs) that provide support staff, purchasing power, professional development opportunities, and legislative clout. In this monograph, part of the 2009 CoSN Compendium, find out how these regional cooperatives can assist districts by helping them get best prices through purchasing networks, providing technology support services and organizing for legislation that helps small districts’ voice be heard. Included are case studies and examples, a report on a study highlighting the types of services provided in a region and information about CoSN’s resources targeted for small districts.This is a members-only publication and can only be downloaded and viewed by current members of CoSN.