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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 195 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 88 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.
NRCSA USBank OneCard Program
The Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association has a purchasing card program for school districts. Nebraska school districts can now choose the convenience of a card program that unites the power of a purchasing card, a corporate card, and a fleet card.
Scholarship and Award Programs
Each year NRCSA honors excellence in member schools through a series of scholarships and awards. This year NRCSA will give $15,000 in scholarships to deserving students to help them pursue careers in education and fine arts.
NRCSA will also recognize outstanding leadership, character and contributions made by personnel from member schools and educational service units through a series of seven (7) awards. The awards include: Outstanding Superintendent, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Board Member, Outstanding ESU Staff Member, Outstanding Elementary Teacher, Outstanding Secondary Teacher, and the Gary Fisher Outstanding Music Teacher.
Superintendent Search Service
NRCSA operates the Superintendent Search Service as part of our commitment to maintaining the vitality of rural schools and communities.
Finding the right Superintendent for your rural school and community is one of the most important tasks a Board of Education will ever undertake. Fortunately, you can have a partner at your side with more than 30 years experience in serving the needs of rural community schools. The NRCSA Superintendent Search Service is here to assist boards of education with every step of the search process. Visit the Search Service Experience page to read what those who have used the service are saying about it.
Board and Administration Planning Services is ready to pilot and schedule a two meeting planning session. If you are interested in this planning support and wish to help NRCSA pilot this process, Give Jon Habben a call or text at 402.440.4378 or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. We have four consultants ready to go.
NRCSA Leadership Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for two Executive Committee positions: President-elect and South Central District Representative.
The President-elect serves three years, beginning with the office of President-elect, then President, and serves as Past President the third year. The person elected for this position will begin his/her term on August 1, 2017. This is a statewide position and all NRCSA member school districts are eligible to vote on this position. A President-Elect is elected each year.
The person elected to the South Central District Representative position will serve a three-year term. Dr. Dennis Shipp, in the South Central District, is completing his first term and is eligible for a second term. District representatives must be employed by a NRCSA member school within the NRCSA district they are being nominated to represent, when nominated and during their term of office.
To be nominated for any appointed (Legislative Committee and Scholarship & Recognition Committee) NRCSA position, one must be currently, and during the term of service, employed as a superintendent of a NRCSA member school district. Nominations for appointed positions can be made to the Committee co-chairs or to the Executive Director. Every effort is made to have all six districts represented on each committee.
Superintendents may self-nominate or have someone nominate them for Executive Committee positions. If you nominate someone else, whether by mail or from the floor, be sure to have their permission and their commitment to serve. You may nominate by mail to Dr. Jon Habben, and that nomination will be brought to the floor, or nominations may be made from the floor at the NRCSA Spring Conference General Membership Meeting. Ballots will be distributed electronically within two weeks of the end of the Spring Conference to each voting school district. One vote is permitted per member school district per office.
Again nominations are open as of February 1, 2017 and will close at the March 23 General Membership Meeting held during the NRCSA Spring Conference, March 23 & 24, 2017, in Kearney.
NRCSA Legislative Forum: February 22, 2017, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln
NRCSA REL Central Research Team Meeting: February 21, 2017, at the NCSA Building in Lincoln (Tentative)
NRCSA Scholarship & Recognition Committee Meeting: February 22-23, 2017, in Lincoln
NRCSA Executive Committee Meeting: March 22, 2017, in Kearney
NRCSA Spring Conference: March 23 & 24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn in Kearney
NRCSA Joe Toczek Golf Tournament: July 25, 2017, 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 email@example.com 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.