2020 - 2021


Friend Public Schools
2020 - 2021
ESU 06
   

Staff Development Services (84-002.05A)
Classroom Coaching
Coaching teachers on instructional practices through goal setting
New Teacher Training
Training & Networking for Educators New to Our School Districts
Principal Network
Principal Leadership Training
Title I Network
Training & Collaboration Opportunities for Title I Teachers
Instructional Materials Services (84-002.05C)
Technology (84-002.05B)
AVTECH Environmental Monitoring
ESU6 provides each district with an AVTech 3E and power sensor to monitor building power and alert key personnel when power has been lost.
Bandwidth Testing
Two iperf servers used to measure network throughput from districts to Lincoln and Milford. Periodic tests are run to proactively look for schools that are not receiving the bandwidth they are contracted for. We also have a server registered with speedtest.net to allow schools to test bandwidth from a browser.
Contracted Labor
ESU 6 will provide a block of technology service hours to a district at a predefined hourly agreement.
Dmarcian
A product used to implement proper dmarc, dkim and spf records to protect school domains from being spoofed. Allows the district to control who sends email on their behalf.
DNS Management
Consortium assists school districts with authoritative DNS management
Email Relay Service
Two email servers are hosted and maintained by ESU6 to provide an email relay service to school districts. The email relay service allows schools to send high quantities of email for things such as PowerSchool, copiers, HVAC equipment, etc. Google limits email to 2,000 messages per day per district. Our email relay allows up to 10,000 messages per day per district.
Firewall Management
ESU6 will provide free assistance at the firewall to ensure district firewalls are full patched, proper implementation of firewall and port forwarding rules, assistance with public IP assignment, routing, backup internet connection configuration, DHCP relay, SNMP configuration, VLAN configuration, and user management at the firewall. All content filtering configurations are the responsibility of the district. ESU6 will assist with content filtering configuration and troubleshooting for an hourly fee.
Internet Access Service
Consortium pools dollars for purchase of internet bandwidth shared by 27 entities
IP Management
ESU6 manages all IP addresses and delagates assignments to area schools.
Kayako Ticket System
Kayako is a help desk solution hosted by ESU6 that allows schools to funnel all support requests to a central location so that issues can be tracked to resolution. The ticket system features submission of tickets via email or live chat, a full featured public and internal knowledgebase, news, and time tracking.
Logging
ESU6 supports a central repository of machine and system log data to enable quicker resolution of technical issues.
NTP (Time Services)
A network time server is maintained for services requiring a NTP server.
PRTG Network Monitor
PRTG is a network monitoring solution hosted by ESU6 that allows school personnel to monitor all network equipment from a web browser or remotely through a phone app. This software monitors all devices and services on the network and alerts key personnel of issues that need attention on the network.
Realtime Blacklist Monitoring
ESU6 actively monitors all public IPs assigned to each district for any additions to 117 real-time blacklists (RBLs). If any school has a public IP end up on a RBL list ESU6 staff will work with the district to clean up any infected machines that may have caused the RBL entry and will then work to remove the school’s public IP from each RBL.
ScreenConnect
ScreenConnect is a remote desktop software application hosted by ESU6 that allows support personnel remote viewing and control of devices from anywhere with an Internet connection. ScreenConnect also provides remote meeting capabilities.
Status Updates
ESU6 utilizes a status page to communicate scheduled maintenance windows and to notify districts when services are down or experiencing issues. Districts can register for an account and select what services they would like to receive notifications on.
Video Conferencing
Supports schools with video conferencing by hosting and managing Lifesize equipment and assisting with Zoom accounts, setup and training.
Virtual Server Hosting
ESU6 will host virtual Linux and Windows servers for school districts. Fees will be billed monthly based on actual usage. Hosted servers are backed up nightly to an offsite location.
Vulnerability Scanning
Consortium monitors all public IPs for security issues and works with school district to remedy the issues
WAN Support
ESU6 assists with technical issues between UPN and the school districts to help resolve outages and troubleshoot WAN related issues.
Student Services
Autism Spectrum Disorder Grant-SE
Grant to support staff and students with ASD in ESU's 4, 5, 6 & 18
Early Childhood Services
Certified staff member who delivers diagnostic, therapeutic and consultative services for children with disabilities ages Birth-5.
MTSS Support
District training and consultation, for PEaK Project consortium districts, to support MTSS implementation efforts
PEaK Project Facilitation
District training and consultation facilitated by PEak Project Manager to support MTSS implementation efforts
Planning Region Team
Grant to support early childhood child find and education
School Psychologist
School Psychologist B-21
SE NE Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Supports for students who are deaf & HOF B-21 with ESU's 4, 5 & 18
SE NE Regional Transition Grant
Grant to support transition activities in ESU's 4, 5,& 18
Services Coordination
Early Development Network Service Coordination B-3
Speech Language Pathology
Certified staff member who delivers diagnostic, therapeutic and consultative services for students ages Birth-21 with speech/language disabilities.
VR Transition Conference
ENTC Transition Grant
Other Services