About ESU 17


ESU 17 is located in the heart of rural Nebraska.  We work with local school districts to provide high-quality special education, staff development, and technology services.  We have a passion for making education better for our students.

Administration Building

207 N Main Street

Ainsworth, NE 69210

(P): 402-387-1420

(F): 402-387-1028

Training Center

1292 E 4th Street

Ainsworth, NE 69210

(P): 402-387-2520

(F): 402-387-2530

Valentine Office

113 N Hall Street

Valentine, NE 69201

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

To provide innovation, leadership and services for each member school district so they are successful in reaching their targeted educational goals.

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Teacher and Kids in Library

Our Vision

To inspire and support school communities as they embrace the opportunities and challenges of the next generation.

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ESU 17 does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity or sexual orientation, or any other protected status in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to employees with disabilities and to those who are pregnant, have given birth, or have a related medical condition, as required by law. Complaints or concerns involving discrimination, harassment or retaliation should be addressed to:

Jeff McQuistan, Title IX Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #17, 207 N Main St, Ainsworth, NE 69210 (402) 387-2520 jmcquistan@esu17.org


For information regarding ESU 17's procedure for complaints of sexual harassment, including the complaint process, how to file a report or a complaint of sexual harassment, and how the ESU will respond to such complaints, please refer to the ESU 17 Board Policy on Equity and Legal Compliance and the ESU 17 Complaint Form.


For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education, please contact the OCR at One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, (816) 268-0550 (voice), (816) 268-0599 (Fax), (800) 877-8339 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or ocr.kansascity@ed.gov.

Phone: 402-387-1420

Address: 207 N Main Street, Ainsworth, NE 69210

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