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  • A Message From the ESU13 Administrator

    Andrew Dick, ESU13 Administrator|May 5, 2021

    As I approach the final eight weeks of my tenure as your ESU 13 Administrator, I find myself reflecting upon all that I have learned, and all that has transpired over the course of the last two years. The following, in no particular order, are my “Top 10 Takeaways.” 1. When we are able to come to consensus and work cooperatively within the Panhandle, the educational system is stronger. 2. Through consorting of grant funds, contracting for portions of a needed position, cooperative purchasing, and providing core services, ESUs save Nebraska sch...

  • A Message from the Administrator of ESU13

    Andrew Dick, ESU 13 Administrator|Nov 4, 2020

    In this month’s column, I will provide updates on our recently released 2019-2020 Annual Report, COVID-19 in western Nebraska, Panhandle Beginnings Day Treatment, and a new ESU 13 facility in Sidney. Annual Report It is with tremendous pleasure that I invite you to read the 2019-2020 ESU 13 Annual Report. The report synthesizes the robust high quality services and programs provided to the 21 school districts in our service area. To view the report in its entirety, please visit, c...

  • A Message From the ESU13 Administrator

    Andrew Dick, ESU 13 Administrator|Sep 2, 2020

    ESU 13 school districts are now into their third week of having students back in their school buildings. As your ESU 13 Administrator, I have had the privilege of working collaboratively with superintendents and principals throughout the Panhandle since the start of the pandemic, which has included weekly, and sometimes more frequent meetings throughout the summer months. In mid-July, it was made clear to school leaders across the state of Nebraska that plans should be made, in conjunction with...

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