Secretary Gale acted as a facilitator to help organize the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties, which began operation in January 2009. The learning community involves the 11 school districts in the two counties and is designed to address broad educational issues in the Omaha metro area. Pictured is the Learning Community Coordinating Council during its March 19 meeting in Omaha. It was the last meeting that Gale served as facilitator.
Coordinating Council Chairman Rick Kolowski (right) presents a plaque to Secretary Gale at the March 19 meeting. The plaque recognizes Gale and his staff for their assistance in organizing the learning community.
Secretary Gale is pictured with the Coordinating Councilís officers. Front row (from left): Lorraine Chang, secretary; Gale; and Brad Burwell, treasurer. Back row (from left): Justin Wayne, vice chairman, and Rick Kolowski, chairman.