Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving break. This is a quick update from ESU 9.

November Board Meeting

The ESU 9 Board met on Monday, November 20th. Several items related to the new facility were addressed. First, the board took action to purchase thirty (30) new conference room tables. The tables match those currently at the new facility, and “nest,” so they are easier to move and store. Secondly, the board approved the “design-bid-build” project delivery method. This process delineates responsibilities including the involvement of architects and construction companies. Finally, selling the current ESU 9 property was discussed. We will follow a process and hire a real estate agency/broker to assist with the sale of our current property.


The board accepted three resignations including Pam Primrose and Diane Trausch, both preschool paras. We are currently searching for para-educators for the Adams County Early Learning Center. If you have suggestions, please let Jessica Moore or I know.

The board also accepted the resignation of Janice Hughes, administrative and board secretary, effective December 31, 2017. We wish all three employees well with their future plans.

Facility Suggestion Box

The questions and input we have received from staff members has been very helpful! Please keep them coming. Facility Suggestion Box

ESU 9 Strategic Plan Update

It seems like a long time ago when we met on opening day, August 14th. During that time, we worked on the ESU 9 Strategic Plan. To reiterate, the plan included Mission, Vision, Value Statements, Strengths, Weaknesses (Challenges), Opportunities & Threats. This information and other relevant updates will be shared when we meet on Friday, December 22nd.

ESU 9 All Staff Meeting Reminder

As alluded to above, we will hold our ESU 9 All Staff Meeting on Friday, December 22nd on the Central Community College Campus-Cottonwood Room (basement of student union).

Thank you all!

Kraig Lofquist