Are You Interested in Becoming a Member of NRCSA?
Why Become a Member of NRCSA?
We are the only organization focused on rural community K-12 school districts. Limiting ourselves to “doing what we have intended to do,” we have been able to keep member dues at $700 per school for the last five years, with the help of revenues from the Spring Conference. The goal is to continue on that path.
Depth of membership matters when talking to senators and other officials. Senators view NRCSA as representing all “small, rural, community districts”. The more members we have, the larger the true number of districts and students represented, the stronger our voice.
NRCSA can act as a forum for advancing ideas and concerns, whether legislative, Department of Education, or any entity which has a role in public education.
NRCSA offers two statewide events and conferences which offer our members the chance to learn about issues affecting rural schools, network with personnel representing other districts, and interact directly with policymakers as well as NRCSA leaders.
NRCSA offers recognition to those who demonstrate outstanding leadership and character in rural schools through both scholarships and awards programs.
NRCSA provides, exclusively to administrators of member schools, written updates from the Executive Director on current legislative activity and NRCSA’s involvement within the legislative process.
NRCSA is one of thirty-one state rural community school organizations belonging to the National Rural Education Association (NREA). As an state affiliate, NRCSA offers discounted indivudal and school memberships to the NREA. The NREA provides a strong and respected advocacy for rural public education on the national level.
NRCSA offers the NRCSA-USbank OneCard program to all school districts and service units statewide as a NRCSA program. The OneCard is a Visa purchase-only card that allows designated personnel to make purchases for the district. Thus eliminating the need to carry cash, or for staff to use their personal credit/debit card and go through a reimbursement process. NRCSA receives a portion of the interchange income generated by use of the cards.
What does a NRCSA membership provide?NRCSA provides area and statewide conferences and workshops throughout the year and we are a strong voice for rural schools in the legislature. NRCSA events provide regular members, indviudal members, business affiliates, and policymakers with many opportunities to network and share information about public education in rural Nebraska.
Become a member today!