March 25th Press Release from ESU 4 Schools


March 25, 2020 

To Families in ESU 4 School Districts: 

Based on recommendations from the Southeast District Health Department and the Nebraska Commissioner of Education, public and private schools within Educational Service Unit 4 are extending their closure date through May 1, 2020, with the possibility of closing for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each school will continue to provide educational learning opportunities for their students according to their own school plan. 

This decision has been made with the highest level of seriousness. We acknowledge the challenge this places on our families, and each school will be engaging their families to help address their needs. A decision of this magnitude would not be made if we didn’t feel that it was absolutely necessary to help ensure the general welfare and safety of our community at large. 


ESU 4 Superintendents and School Leaders 

Auburn Public Schools, Education Service Unit 4, Falls City Public Schools, Falls City Sacred Heart Schools, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Public Schools, Johnson-Brock Public Schools, Johnson County Central Public Schools, Lewiston Consolidated Schools, NCECBVI, Lourdes Central Catholic School, Nebraska City, Nebraska City Public Schools, Palmyra-Bennet Public Schools, Pawnee City Public Schools, Southeast District Health Department, St. Andrew Elementary School, Sterling Public Schools, Syracuse Public Schools