We work closely with ESU10 in Kearney, Nebraska, to provide additional services for our teachers and students.
- As part of the Title IIA Consortium, we receive many professional development opportunities for our staff to participate in to help their students excel. These include training in curricular areas of Reading and Writing, opportunities to network with teachers of the same subject, Rigorous Curriculum Development, Autism, and many more. These workshops also help us to meet our Rule 10 and AdvancED requirements.
- As part of the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessment Consortium, we are able to administer the MAP assessment to our students at a reduced cost to our school, and get additional on-site training as needed by highly trained ESU10 staff members.
- As part of the Title I Consortium, ESU10 staff assist in Title File Review, and assist with the numerous federal requirements that are part of the Title program.
- ESU10 assists with Erate, another federal program. The E-rate program provides discounts on certain services and products that are essential for classrooms and libraries to receive voice, video, and data communications. The amount of the discount depends on the level of poverty and location of the school or library receiving service. The discount ranges from 20% to 90% of the cost of eligible services.
- ESU10 assists our technology department by allowing us to back-up our servers remotely off-site, which is a safe practice for organizations that keep as many records on file as a school does. They also assist us with network hosting for our email and other significant services. Training is also provided in network management for our technology specialists at APS.
- We purchase special services from ESU10 which small school such as Arnold could neither afford on their own, or have need of full-time staff for. These positions include School Psychologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, and the Autism Team (a group of experts who help schools identify autism in students).