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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 184 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 69,000 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 committment 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.
NRCSA Executive Committee Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for three Executive Committee positions: President-elect, Southwest District Representative and North 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, 2015. 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 North Central District Representative position will serve a three-year term. Dan Bird, in the North Central District, is completing his 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.
The person elected to the Southwest District Representative position will serve a three-year term. Dan Keyser, in the Southwest 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.
A map of the NRCSA Districts as well as a list of members from each district is available on the website: www.nrcsa.net. Again nominations are open as of February 1, 2015 and will close at the March 19 General Membership Meeting held during the NRCSA Spring Conference, March 19 & 20, 2015, in Kearney.
The nomination form can be downloaded below.
NRCSA Executive Committee Meeting: Wednesday March 18, 2015 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney
2015 NRCSA Spring Conference: March 19-20, 2015, at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney
NRCSA General Membership Meeting: Thursday March 19, 2015, held during the Spring Conference in Kearney
2015 NRCSA Golf Tournament: Tuesday July 28, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Golf Club 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.