Student Services

Welcome to Gering Public Schools Office of Student Services. Our department is committed to providing the necessary resources that support student learning and achievement. These resources include staff that have highly specialized skills in a variety of areas including nursing, counseling, school psychology, occupational and physical therapy, speech/language therapy, early childhood education, vision and hearing, behavior and resource services. In addition, we strive to provide opportunities for students through our alternative programs: Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO), Gering Alternative Program (GAP) and High Ability Learners (HAL). Working with our local Educational Service Unit, we also utilize off site programs such as LifeLink Nebraska, Valley Alternative Learning Transitioning School (VALTS) and Meridian school.

The Office of Student Services is dedicated to building strong relationships with our families, and community and professional stakeholders, so that our students to enjoy a positive and successful educational experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

Byron Olsen
Director of Student Services

Programs for Students with Disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 defines a person with a disability as
anyone who . . .
Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, helping, eating, bending, or operation of a bodily function.
The school district has the responsibility to provide accommodations and services to eligible individuals with disabilities. The district acknowledges its responsibility under Section 504 to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or practice in the school.
Gering Public Schools
1519 10th Street Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-3125
Fax: 308-436-4301