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Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association
455 S 11th St, Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68508
Jack Moles, Executive Director
Phone: (402) 335-7732
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 198 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 program button for more detail):
2019 Scholarships & Awards
Each year NRCSA honors excellence in member schools through a series of schoalrships and awards.
Scholarships are awarded to students from schools holding current NRCSA memberships. This year NRCSA will award a total of: 16 $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors from NRCSA member schools. There is still time for students to apply!
There will be one scholarship winner selected from each of NRCSA's six districts for the NRCSA Scholarships. The remaining NRCSA scholarships and the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarships will be selected at large.
2019 NRCSA Scholarships: Students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships.
2019 Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship: NRCSA created the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship in 2003 for those students who excel in fine arts and are planning to major in fine arts in college. Graduating seniors of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply.
Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted for the NRCSA Scholarships. Only one application per school will be accepted for the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship. Applications for all scholarships must be forwarded by the school district. All applications from a school are rejected if these rules are violated.
In addition, NRCSA also honors excellence in its member schools through a series of awards. We honor those who have demonstrated leadership and character in promoting high-quality education in rural schools. There is still time to nominate individuals for these awards.
Awards presented include: Outstanding Superintendent or ESU Administrator, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Board Member, Outstanding Secondary Teacher, Outstanding Elementary Teacher, Outstanding ESU Staff Member, and Outstanding Music Teacher (in honor of Gary Fisher). The awards will be presented during the NRCSA Spring Conference, March 21 & 22, 2019 in Kearney. In addition, one of the three teachers chosen to receive a NRCSA Award will be nominated by NRCSA for the Monsanto National Rural Teacher of the Year Award. As a state affiliate of the National Rural Education Association (NREA), the NRCSA nominee will automatically be qualified as a semi-finalist for the National Rural Teacher of the Year Award and as such becomes the only nominee recognized from the state.
Scholarship applications and award nominations are now open to all NRCSA member schools and service units. Packets including forms, instructions, and rules are available for download by clicking the links below.
All applications and nominations must be postmarked by January 25, 2019.
Awards Nomination Forms
NRCSA Executive Committee Meeting: January 27, 2019, 3:00 PM, at the NCSA Building in Lincoln
NRCSA Legislative Committee Meeting: January 28, 2019, 2:00 PM, at the NCSA Building in Lincoln
NRCSA Scholarship & Recognition Committee Meeting: Feb 3 & 4, 2019, in Kearney
NRCSA Closing the Achievement Gap Research Team Meeting (tentative): Feb 4, 2019, 1:30 PM, at the Holiday Inn in Kearney
2019 NRCSA Legislative Forum: March 5, 2019, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln
NRCSA Executive Committee Meeting: March 20, 2019, 4:00 PM, at the Holiday Inn in Kearney
2019 NRCSA Spring Conference: March 21 & 22, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney
2019 NRCSA Joe Toczek Golf Tournament: July 30, 2019, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.