Nebraska Educational Service Units

(ESU’s) were created as political subdivisions by the Nebraska Legislature in 1965. Since that time, some service areas have merged. The Nebraska Education Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) was created in statute by LB 603 in 2007 to coordinate the activation of Nebraska’s 17 ESUs and officially came into existence on July 1, 2008.
All Nebraska educational service units provide similar core services, as well as individualized services (defined as a Master Service Agreement), for schools within their county-defined area of service often in partnership with other ESUs, the Northeast Nebraska Networking Consortium, for example.
map of Nebraska ESUs
ESU LocationCounties Serviced
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Esu1.gifESU 1 – WakefieldCedar, Dakota, Dixon, Know, Thurston, Wayne
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is MissionVision3.pngESU 2 – FremontBurt, Cuming, Dodge, Saunders
ESU 3ESU 3 – OmahaCass, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington
ESU 4ESU 4 – AuburnOtoe, Pawnee, Johnson, Nemaha, Richardson
ESU 5ESU 5 – BeatriceGage, Jefferson, Thayer
ESU 6ESU 6 – MilfordFillmore, Lancaster, Saline, Seward, York
ESU 7ESU 7 – ColumbusBoone, Butler, Colfax, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk
ESU 8ESU 8 – NelighAntelope, Boyd, Holt, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Wheeler
ESU 9ESU 9 – HastingsAdams, Clay, Hamilton, Knuckolls, Webster
ESU 10ESU 10 – KearneyBlaine, Buffalo, Custer, Dawson, Garfield, Greely, Hall, Howard, Loup, Sherman Valley
ESU 11 LogoESU 11 – HoldregeFranklin, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps
ESU 13ESU 13 – ScottsbluffBanner, Box Butte, Cheyene, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimbell, Morrill, Scottsbluff, Sheridan
ESU 15ESU 15 – TrentonChase, Dundy, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Red Willow
ESU 16ESU 16 – OgalallaArthur, Grant, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Thomas
ESU 17ESU 17 – AinsworthBrown, Cherry, Keya Paha, Rock
ESU 18ESU 18 – LincolnLincoln Public Schools
ESU 19ESU 19 – OmahaOmaha Public Schools