News and Announcements

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Now Hiring – Project Search Skills Trainer

Educational Service Unit 9 is hiring a Skills Trainer for the Project Search Program in Hastings, NE. This position will be for the 22-23 school year. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to support and train student interns during the Project SEARCH year to prepare for competitive, integrated employment. Work time […]

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Now hiring! Sign Language Interpreter
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Now hiring! 18+ Program Teacher

ESU 9, located in Hastings, Nebraska has an opening for 18+ Program Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as mentoring and professional development. Bachelors degree in special education and endorsement in K-12 learning disabilities, mild to moderate, severe and profound or multi-handicapped is required. Must […]

Did You Know….

Did you know ESU 9 serves 14 school districts in over 1757 square miles (5 ⅓ counties)? Did you know ESU 9 serves over 9500 students and 766 teachers?

Feel the Love Fridays!

Join ESU 9 in celebrating I ❤️ Public Schools on Feel the Love Fridays! Take pictures with hashtag #ilovepublicschools and #esu9. On the first Friday of every month, we ask educators, students, parents, and community members to wear their I Love Public Schools gear and share a memory or a story about their public school. Visit to learn more!

ESU 9 Employees Assist with Aurora’s “Taking Care of ME Day”

ESU 9 LMHP’s Emily Hoegh and Barb Fischer were recently involved in Aurora Public School’s “Taking Care of ME Day”. The Nebraska Public School Advantage website featured their work in a February 23rd article. To view the article, please click here.

ESU 9 Quiz Bowl Website

The Professional Learning Team will be utilizing our new Quiz Bowl Website to provide updates for all Quiz Bowl Activities. Viewers can find information about each level of Quiz Bowl (Elementary, Junior High, High School and State) by clicking on that level’s tab in the top right. To view live brackets during competitions, click on […]

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Jessica Shepard Named Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year
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COVID-19: Mental Health Aftershocks

ESU 9 LMHP, Liesel Hogan is assigned to Doniphan-Trumbull Schools. In her role, she provides mental health services to students. She was recently featured in the Doniphan Herald. Please click here to view the article.

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ESU 9 Helping Local Schools Offer Mental Health Services

ESU 9 LMHP, Emily Hoegh is assigned to Aurora and Hampton. In her role, she has helped organize an inservice for teachers in these two districts. The Aurora New Register recently featured her in an article. Please click here to view the article.