Sarpy announces new tuition program

Sarpy County

Sarpy announces new tuition program

Date: 
July 18, 2018

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners has approved an expanded tuition assistance program for County employees and their families.

The new program, offered in partnership with Bellevue University, features tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 for County employees and $2,500 for employees’ immediate family members. The program is available to full-time, degree-seeking students at Bellevue University. There is no cost to the County or taxpayers for the program.

“By partnering with Bellevue University, we’re able to give our employees and their families the ability to pursue new skills and further their education,” said Sarpy County Board Chairman Don Kelly. “Our goal is to recruit and retain high performing employees, and this program fits perfectly with that effort.”

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners approved the three-year partnership program at its meeting on July 17.

Also at the meeting, Commissioners:

  • Approved a resolution to partner with the City of Omaha and Douglas County on improvements to the intersection at 180th and Harrison streets. The project will cost $308,870.75, with Sarpy County paying 50% and Douglas and Omaha each paying 25%.
  • Approved a Memorandum of Understanding with OPPD, Douglas County, Washington County and Pottawattamie County, Iowa, signaling Sarpy’s intent to work collaboratively with the Omaha Regional Interoperable Network (ORION), a public safety radio network.