ESU 10 Receives Grant  

April 14, 2011

USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul and staff met with Educational Service Unit (ESU) 10 in Kearney on April 14, 2011, finalizing the terms of a distance learning grant of $494,011.

ESU 10 will be adding to the hardware they are using in their districts that is used for video conferencing and technology at 40 public schools they serve. An Internet Protocol (IP) based network with the latest in high definition technology was expanded. These upgrades will allow two way video conferencing between the schools as well as the University of Nebraska-Kearney and Central Community College. ESU 10 schools will have greater curricular opportunities as well as the ability to do cost effective field trips with students Kindergarten through 12th grade.

"Quality education and top technology in bringing education to students is important to USDA Development. We are pleased that ESU 10 received the distance learning grant that will help to bring enhanced learning environments to the students and faculty," said Moul.

Pictured are: back row, Maxine Moul, USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director, Andre Boening, USDA General Field Representative;  front row: Dr. Wayne Bell, Administrator, and John Stritt, Distance Learning Coordinator, at ESU 10.