ESU 6 News You Can Use

May, 2023 News You Can Use from your ESU 6 Admin & Team

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ESU 6 seeks applicants for summer School District Technology Intern Position

ESU 6 is seeking applicants for a new paid Summer Internship opportunity: The School District Technology Intern will focus on system administration and will support our school district technology team in various tasks.

For a detailed job description, go to

Interested applicants, apply today!

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ESU 6 Announces LETRS Certified Training Opportunities for 23-24

Just a reminder that if you have teachers who are planning to be part of our LETRS Cohort 2 group, please contact Megan Hammer ASAP. Materials will be ordered this summer and shipped directly to your school districts. These sessions provide educators with the confidence and capability to teach language and literacy skills in a methodologically sound manner to every student.
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ESUs are a noteworthy part of the "PACKAGE" bill from Education Committee

The Legislature's standing Education Committee has advanced an omnibus bill, a highly amended and much-appended version of LB705, the lottery funds distribution bill, through two rounds of full floor debate and it now awaits final reading. At last count the "Christmas Tree" bill from the Committee has parts or key language from at least 25 different bills.

While there are myriad provisions of the new education legislation that will impact K-12 education in many different ways, ESUs are prominently noted in numerous ways. In fact, in the 113 pages of Committee amendments to LB705, educational service units or the ESUCC (Coordinating Council) are mentioned 21 different times. Key provisions relating to the work of ESUs in the legislation nearing final passage before landing on the Governor's desk include:

  • Providers of trainings for the Behavioral Intervention Training and Teacher Support Act
  • Responsibility for annual reporting from ESUCC to Legislature on behavioral awareness training in NE schools
  • Eligible grantee organizations (ESUs) for the Mental Health Training Cash Fund
  • Funding support for qualified distance education courses coordinated through the ESUCC
  • ESUs identified as eligible entities / grantees or to administer grant awardee services for the school safety grant funding components of LB516 incorporated into LB705

The current session is a long (90-day) session, which is scheduled to conclude by June 9.

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EIS - Effective Instruction Series - Announced for 23-24; MENTORING component added!

We are proud to announce a NEW Mentor Program has been incorporated as part of our Effective Instruction Series (EIS) for the 2023-2024 school year. Mentoring was highly requested by schools during our District Needs Assessment visits this spring, and we feel that including mentoring as part of EIS will be a great opportunity to provide additional support for our newest teachers. Our hope is that each First-Year teacher in EIS will be matched with a mentor who teaches a similar grade level or contact area and who is NOT at their school.

Threat Assessment Training Opportunities Announced for 23-24

Threat assessment and management evolved from practices used to assess and manage potential risk of violence. This K-12 school team training will help your school form or enhance the team that will focus on identifying, assessing and managing the risk/threat of violence posed by students, staff, and community members toward the school community. Schools are encouraged to participate with a team. ESU 6 will serve as a host site for Level 3 Threat Management on April 19, 2024 and this training will also include a Zoom option. Search and register all upcoming workshop options through the ESUCC PDO site at

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Dr. John Skretta, ESU 6 Administrator

Dr. Skretta is the Educational Service Unit #6 Administrator. ESU 6 serves almost 1,000 teachers and its 16 public school districts educate over 14,000 students annually. Dr. Skretta serves as the direct liaison and contact for consultation and support to school district superintendents and oversees the provision of core and elective service areas by the ESU 6 Directors and their respective departments. Dr. Skretta serves on the Information Resources Committee and chairs the Legal Committee of the ESUCC.

Educational Service Unit #6

ESU 6 serves the educational needs of our 16 member school districts in five different counties, offering students and staff a comprehensive program of services, including:

  • Professional Development
  • Student Services
  • Technology
  • Production and Design

The highly qualified team members of ESU 6 will work directly with you and your staff to determine how we can tailor services to best meet your school's needs. ESU 6 is here to ADVOCATE, COLLABORATE, & COMMUNICATE with educators and systems across the ESU 6 area. ESU 6 Staff and Specialty Areas Can be Found on our Website at