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.