School Details: Cross County Community Schools
- People Served
- Service Hours
Activity 99 activity logs
Event Attendance 39 Professional Development Opportunities
Qualitative Data Evidence of Adding Value to Cross County Community Schools
Cross County relies heavily on the services from ESU 7 out of Columbus Nebraska. The most heavily used areas would fall under special education services and support, technology hardware support and professional development support. First and foremost these services as well as many others ESU 7 provides would be very costly and no "do-able" if we would have to contract all this through our own budget. The ESU 7 is able to contract and bill us at a much smaller amount as these people are also used in other schools. One example, for us to get the technology support that we need, we would end up hiring another full time LAN manager and again that would not be manageable in our budget. The other aspect of ESUs is the skill set in which these people possess and bring to our district. We utilize their professional development staff heavily on incorporating many different things along the lines of improvement of instruction. Those staff developers have the time to become experts. We then reap the benefits of that expertise when they come to our school and help run a staff in-service, etc.
Bottom line, if we didn't have the support and the personnel expertise from ESU 7, many of the things we are able to do would simply not happen. One of the scarier pieces of this would be missing all of the support with all of the laws and regulations with special education. Going without that support from ESU 7 would probably end up getting us into legal trouble knowing decisions would need to be made without relying on their support and guidance on making the correct decision.