Neligh-Oakdale was one two schools recently recognized for "Closing The Gap" and raising students scores in all three curriculum areas for the last four to six years.
The Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA), made up of 189 K-12 school districts and Educational Service Units, representing over 75,000 students across 80 counties recently recognized Neligh-Oakdale Schools and Brady Public Schools for raising student scores in all three curriculum areas of reading, math and science for the last four to six years.
Accepting the award on behalf on Neligh-Oakdale was Nate Metschke, curriculum coordinator; Georg Loofe, 6-12 principal; and Bill Kuester, interim superintendent. During the designated timeframe for this award, Neligh-Oakdale was under the guidance of Superintendent Kimberly Lingenfelter.
According to the press release, "We are proud of the recognition and owe a debt of gratitude to our hardworking teachers and administrators for the remarkable accomplishments during the past six years. As the result, our students demonstrated their success in the classroom and on assessments. As the researchers from RMC Research Corporation told us, 'it’s hard to make this type of progress and sustain it over time.' "