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We Are Public Education In Nebraska! - Video 

Kids Play Image.pngPublic education in Nebraska has many faces.  

Over the past few months, NASB has worked with students, educators, alumni, and more all across Nebraska to show just who, and what is public education in Nebraska and what it can create.  This video highlights the fantastic learning experiences happening every day in Nebraska’s public schools.  Nebraska has amongst the best teachers, administrators, and school board members in the nation leading our youth, and this video is a great opportunity to share those successes.  

Students across Nebraska from kindergarten to 12th grade are featured throughout, as well as education leaders like Commissioner of Education, Dr. Matt Blomstedt, school board members, superintendents, teachers, and more.  

Cameos from famous alumni proudly stating that they are products of public education in Nebraska include U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Tom Osborne, U.S. retired Astronaut Clayton Anderson, and University of Nebraska Regent Tim Clare, to just name a few. Special thanks goes out to the following sponsors who helped make this video happen: ALICAP, Ameritas, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Crouch Recreation, DLR Group, FES, OneSource, Sparq Data Solutions, and Trane.  

The video is intended to be viewed and shared throughout Nebraska’s districts and communities, with students, parents, teachers, alumni, key stakeholders, and more, and can be accessed at:

To access photos and presentations from the SWEAT Conference ... CLICK HERE!


PandS2016.pngThe Nebraska Association of School Boards provides services to School Boards to strengthen public education for all Nebraska Children.
NASB is a private, nonprofit organization that serves the needs of Nebraska’s public schools.  Since 1918, NASB has been committed to serving school boards across the state.  Our mission to enhance public education for the children of Nebraska is assembled upon the beliefs that:
  • Every public school board will govern effectively and with integrity.
  • Every public school board member will understand the importance, and emphasize increased student achievement.
  • Every public school board will practice good stewardship of resources

In support of the stated beliefs, NASB provides advocacy, consultation, board development, and training, as well as, district support-service programs for our 262 member school districts and educational service units across the state of Nebraska.  The programs are managed by a professional staff, and governance oversight is carried out by a statewide Board of Directors consisting of 24 school board members elected by their peers.

To find out more about NASB
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Did You Know?

The NASB staff has attended or had children attend school in 23 Nebraska districts including Auburn Public Schools; Bennington Public Schools; Blair Public Schools; Centennial Public Schools; Clarkson Public Schools; Crete Public Schools; Freeman Public Schools; Fremont Public Schools; Kenesaw Public Schools; Lexington Pubic Schools; Lincoln Public Schools; Norris School District 160; North Bend Central Public Schools; O’Neill Public Schools; Ord Public Schools; Palmyra Bennet/Otoe Co. Dist. OR1; Raymond Central Schools; Scribner-Snyder Community Schools; Seward Public Schools; Sterling Public Schools; Waverly-School District 145; Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools; and York Public Schools.
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AxisPlus Benefits now available for your District/ESU

Axis Plus Logo 2x.5.pngAs an ongoing effort to provide NASB members with cost-saving benefits, we have partnered with AxisPlus Benefits to allow school districts/ESUs the opportunity to consider a new Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA) for your employees. Learn more ...

AQuESTT: Building Strong School-Community ELO's in Nebraska

Watch how AQuESTT supports Expanded Learning Opportunities in Nebraska!


Every Student Succeeds Act Signed Into Law

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The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law by President Obama. ESSA is the bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, and restores local control of education. The bill ends waivers, the common core mandate, and the federal test-based accountability system. It repeals the adequate yearly progress (AYP) federal accountability system and replaces it with a state-designed accountability system.

“Once again, the Senate has passed significant, bipartisan legislation showing we can come together and get major things done for the American people. Through this bill, control over education decisions will return to parents, teachers, and local school districts who are best equipped to ensure future generations will have the skills they need to succeed. Importantly, the final bill also eliminates the flawed common core mandate. I was also proud to see my local governance amendment incorporated into the final agreement, which will empower local communities, not bureaucrats in Washington, to make the education decisions they see fit for their students.”  
- U.S. 
Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Former President of NASB, whose bipartisan local governance amendment was included in the conference agreement.

“Representing both a rural district in western Nebraska, as well as the state as a whole, I am 
pleased to see this bill be signed into law and give local control back to schools. Senator Fischer’s experience as a school board member serves her well in representing the educational interests of all Nebraska children. Now it is up to us to continue this momentum and implement the processes and procedures for continued excellence and improvement across all districts.”
- Jon Anderjaska, NASB President, Wauneta-Palisade Board of Education

“NSBA applauds lawmakers for restoring local governance and working with our public 
education stakeholders to end the prescriptive requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act – strengthening the ability of states and local school board members to act in the best interests of students, parents, and local communities.”
- Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association

“I am pleased to see that the United States Senate has taken action to approve the Every 
Student Succeeds Act. I am appreciative of the work by Senator Fischer in making this happen so that Nebraska can continue our work on Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) and tailor interventions to address unique local needs of our Nebraska schools so that we can serve every student, every day.”
- Matthew Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education

School Board Recognition Week

Governor Ricketts has once again declared January 31 to February 6, 2016 as School Board Recognition Week in Nebraska. Thanks to the 1,700+ volunteers who make up the Board of Education for Nebraska's Public Schools and ESUs.  Mark your calendars, as School Board Recognition Week for 2017 will be January 22 to January 28, 2017!

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Picture L to R: 2015 NASB Officers Linda Richards, Heidi Schutz,
Jon Anderjaska, and Dave Anderson with Governor Pete Ricketts.

Featured Student Artists Across Nebraska

NASB likes to feature student artists from across Nebraska. This art is not only displayed here, but proudly in the hallways throughout our office.

The latest “expo” is from Ms. Wait's 4th Graders at Lincoln Elementary in Beatrice. 

To have your students participate in this program, please contact Lisa Steinkuhler at 800-422-4572 or email NASB will handle the submission of art and proper parental consent forms. The artwork may represent any grade level and must include the student’s name, grade and building. The artwork will be returned upon request.

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