Learn about the 30 year milestones of Southeast Kansas Education Service Center at Greenbush.
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Completed a redesign of the Kansas Education Employment Board (www.kansasteachingjobs.com) providing every school district in Kansas with comprehensive teacher recruitment services.
Greenbush grows to more than 615 full and part time staff offering every school district in Kansas with access to 200 different educational programs.
Greenbush administers 18 different community learning centers across the state of Kansas to offer alternative education programs and the opportunity for students who have dropped out of school the chance to earn a high school diploma. Cooperative Purchasing, including a multistate purchasing consortium, has grown to save Kansas schools nearly $2.0 million based on purchases exceeding $14 million.
Based on input from a committee of National and State Education Leaders, the William L. Abernathy Science Education Center is transformed into a state-of-the-art bioscience lab serving more than 16,000 elementary, middle, and high school students each year. Greenbush of Topeka officially opens with training facilities for schools in Northeast Kansas. Virtual Prescriptive Learning is established providing 140 Kansas schools with innovative instructional resources aligned with No Child Left Behind.
Established the eRate Consortium which has grown to save 40 school districts more than $1.5 million on technology related purchases.
Dedicated the R.V. Haderlein Building providing expanded facilities for professional development and Migrant Education. Greenbush Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) Network grows to more than 160 sites across the State of Kansas offering nearly 26,000 elementary, middle, and high school students with innovative instructional programs. Greenbush is awarded the contract to provide regular education services to Kansas Correctional Institutions.
Formed Virtual Greenbush, an accredited Virtual School providing more than 300 schools in 30 different states and 14 foreign counties with online high school courses and professional development.
Assisted 30 Northeast Kansas Schools in working collaboratively to provide career and technical education through the Wolf River Consortium.
Established YouthFriends, a statewide mentoring program serving more than 60 school districts. Awarded Educational Excellence Grant from the Kansas State Department of Education to design and construct an International Space Station now located on the Greenbush Campus.
Completed the William L. Abernathy Science Education Center, Simulated Rainforest, Production Greenhouse and PSU/Greenbush Observatory serving nearly 16,000 students each year.
Awarded statewide projects (Project STAY and SPOT) from the Kansas Department of Education providing special training and consultation to each school district in Kansas.
Constructed the Greenbush Challenge Ropes Course providing 2,000 students each year with low and high course activities building team work and self-esteem.
Awarded the Communities that Care Survey grant from the Social and Rehabilitation Services which has grown to administer a health and risk factor survey to more than 80,000 students.
Greenbush is awarded the contract to provide special education services to Kansas correctional institutions.
Greenbush became the first Education Service Center in the nation to be named an IBM Agent in order to provide the highest level of training and support services to schools.
Purchased more than $3 million in Apple and IBM Computer projects saving schools thousands of dollars.
Established four new divisions including Medicaid Reimbursement (SPECTRA), Parents As Teachers, School Improvement Services, and Crisis Intervention. Educational Foundation offered first teacher minigrant program encouraging innovative instruction. Awarded the Kansas SpecialNET training and support grant offering statewide media and training services for educators.
Established the Greenbush Educational Foundation, a 501(C)3 supporting organization of the Education Service Center. Established the original Interactive Distance Learning Network linking four school districts and the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center with an analog video network.
Awarded the Southeast Kansas Regional Prevention Center grant from the Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Completed first expansion to the Greenbush Attendance Center by adding three meeting rooms. Greenbush expands training services to schools primarily located in the nine county region of Southeast Kansas.
Greenbush becomes a statewide software preview and training center for teachers
Established a regional Deaf Education Program at Lincoln Elementary, Parsons, Kansas.
Received contract to operate special purpose schools at Parsons and Kansas Neurological Institute.
Four school districts and the Fort Scott Community College form an Interlocal Agreement, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, employing three staff offering schools Cooperative Purchasing, Media Library, and Audio/Visual Repair.