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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 189 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 70,000 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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

Pilot Programs



Board and Administration Planning Services is ready to pilot and schedule two or three dates, one district each. The plan is to use Keith Rohwer as lead and NRCSA consultants in support to begin the process of providing this type of planning assistance. Once we have done this, NRCSA consultants will provide the support for future planning requests. By using this process, board and administration are able to be fully engaged in the tasks at hand. The process can include patrons and parents, as well. This is not a process to plan reorganization. The pilot cost is $400 for up to four hours, plus mileage for one consultant. Support consultants (in training) are covered by NRCSA. 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 jhabben@nrcsa.net to get started. We have five consultants ready to go.




Upcoming Events

Southwest District Meeting: October 25, 2016, at ESU 16 Special Services Center in North Paltte


NRCSA REL Central Research Team Meeting: November 15, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista


NRCSA Executive Committee Meeting: November 16, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista


NRCSA Scholarship & Recognition Committee Meeting: November 16, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista


NRCSA Legislative Committee Meeting: November 16, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista


NRCSA Legislative Forum: February 22,2017, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln


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 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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