• Sunrise view of ESU #1 Central Office in Wakefield
    ESU #1 Central Office

Mission: Providing Innovation, Leadership and Service

Educational Service Unit #1 proudly serves children in school districts in Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Thurston and Wayne counties in northeast Nebraska.

ESU #1 is headquartered in Wakefield and provides a wide range of services to 23 school districts, including professional development, digital learning and internet services, and student support for individuals with special needs.

Educational Service Units were created by the Nebraska Unicameral in 1965. The purpose of the ESU is to provide services that individual school districts cannot economically or efficiently provide for themselves.

Vision: ESU #1 will model excellence by helping schools increase educators effectiveness and student learning as a result of expert services.

What's new with ESU #1

Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers. Roto-Rooter reports that kitchen drains, garbage disposals and yes, toilets, require more attention the day after Thanksgiving than any other day. ... See MoreSee Less
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A Thanksgiving mix-up inspired the first TV dinners. In 1953, a Swanson employee accidentally ordered 260 tons of turkey. Salesman Gerry Thomas came up with the idea of filling 5,000 aluminum trays with the turkey – along with cornbread dressing, gravy, peas and sweet potatoes.. ... See MoreSee Less
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Headquartered in Wakefield, ESU1 provides a variety of special education, staff development, technology and media. ... See MoreSee Less
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