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7 Cool Facts About IU13; “What Does an Intermediate Unit Do?”

Posted by Dr. Brian Barnhart on Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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“So, what exactly does an intermediate unit do?”
Yup, there it is again (insert smile here). This is the question I hear at least once during every family gathering.  And that’s OK…because the work of IU13 is broad, diverse, and amazing! So any time I have the opportunity to share a little bit about our work, I do so with pride.  Slide-Dr.Barnhart-Smiling
Below are 7 cool facts about IU13 that are worth sharing.  Sure, there are many (MANY) more things to share….but these facts are pretty cool.
  1. $2.5 Million Saved – the amount of money saved for school districts and IU13 through the electricity procurement program
  2. 9,794 Miles – the number of miles students are transported to/from school, everyday
  3. 3,300+ Preschoolers - the number of preschool children supported by IU13 as they prepare for kindergarten
  4. 2,570 Events – the number of events held in the conference and training center
  5. 900+ Business Partners – the number of businesses that partnered with IU13 to support students and provide real work experiences
  6. 2,000 Adults – the number of adults served through Adult Education programs
  7. 26,036 Teachers - the number of teachers participated in training and other supports to enhance their technology skills

This list only scratches the surface of the many ways IU13 is making a difference in our community. To learn more, I invite you to click here and watch this video listing the 2014-2015 accomplishments.  As you watch it, you’ll learn a little more about the work of IU13. And I bet you too will say “Wow…that’s cool.” Enjoy!
Thank you to all of the parents, students, community members, school districts, and businesses that partner with IU13 to make this possible.  Together we are making a difference!

Topics: The Work of IU13

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