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Information on upcoming events is available below and through the buttons at the left. If you have any questions, please contact NRCSA.


Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association

455 S 11th St, Suite B

Lincoln, NE 68508


Dr. Jon Habben, Executive Director

Phone: (402) 440-4378

Fax: (402) 476-7740




NRCSA - Who Are We?

The Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of rural schools and communities. Since 1981, NRCSA has been committed to protecting the well-being of public education and implementing its mission of providing quality education for all children.


NRCSA is an Association consisting of 196 school districts and ESU's in Nebraska working together to support and promote quality educational programs for students in rural Nebraska. Through our members NRCSA serves the interests of over 75,000 children in 89 counties and 24 legislative districts.



NRCSA Programs and Services

The Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association offers programs to aid schools and improve the quality of education for all children in Nebraska. These programs include (click on the progam button for more detail):


Global Speech Teletherapy


Grant Opportunities


myONcore Services


Planning Support Services


Scholarships & Awards Programs


Superintendent Search Service


USbank OneCard Program




2017-18 Scholarships & Awards

Each year NRCSA honors excellence in member schools through many scholarships and awards.


NRCSA Scholarships are awarded to students from schools holding current NRCSA memberships. Students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships. In addition to the NRCSA Scholarships, NRCSA created the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship for students who excel in the fine arts and are planning to major in the fine arts in college. Graduating seniors of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply.


Awards include: Outstanding Board Member, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Secondary Teacher, Elementary Teacher and ESU Staff Member. NRCSA also recognizes an outstanding music teacher in memory of Gary Fisher. One of the winning teachers will be recommended as a candidate for the National Rural Teacher of the Year Program sponsored by the National Rural Education Association.


Scholarship application and awards nomination forms are available through the links below. The deadline for applications and nominations is February 9, 2018.


Scholarship Forms


2017-18 NRCSA Scholarships


2017-18 Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship


NRCSA Awards Nomination Forms


2017-18 Gary Fisher Outstanding Music Teacher Award


2017-18 Outstanding Board Member Award


2017-18 Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award


2017-18 Outstanding ESU Staff Member Award


2017-18 Outstanding Principal Award


2017-18 Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award


2017-18 Outstanding Superintendent Award




Upcoming Events

NRCSA Executive Committee Meeting: January 21, 2018, at the NCSA Building in Lincoln


NRCSA Legislative Committee Meeting: January 21, 2018, at the NCSA Building in Lincoln


NRCSA Scholarship & Recognition Committee Meeting: February 19 & 20, 2018, at the NCSA Building in Lincoln


NRCSA Legislative Forum: February 20, 2018, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln


NRCSA Spring Conference: March 22 & 23, 2018, at the Holiday Inn in Kearney


NRCSA Joe Toczek Golf Tournament: July 24, 2018, at the Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney




Buy, Sell, Trade

NRCSA members may advertise jobs or items for sale. This service is completely FREE OF CHARGE to NRCSA members. E-mail jbundy@nrcsa.net if you would like to post something. Postings wil remain in place for one (1) month, but may be resubmitted if additional time is needed.





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