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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a work session of the Board of Education of Gothenburg School District #20 (more commonly referred to as Gothenburg Public Schools) will take place at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 by videoconference. Public and media access to the videoconference is available on the School District website at As this work session will be held by videoconference, and no quorum of the Board of Education will be physically present together, there will be no in-person attendance available to the public or the media. A copy of the agenda, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the District office atGothenburg Public Schools.

The May work session can be accessed by using ZOOM. The ID for the meeting is 868 2785 7523.

Jeremy Sitorius


Congratulations to the Class of 2020!  Check out the Class of 2020 Profile, Scholarship Recipients, National Honor Society Inductees and the recognition of the senior NHS and Sigma Phi Beta members. Please click here to find out more details.


We are proud to present the Gothenburg High School graduating Class of 2020!  Click here to see the Class of 2020!  Congratulations!

A reminder that we plan to hold a ceremony on Saturday, August 1st at 7:00 PM. 

Hats off to our Class of 2020 on what would have been their graduation day!  Here’s a video they all helped to make when they picked up their caps and gowns.  Watch closely as many of them show us their future plans!  Best Wishes to the GHS Class of 2020!

Click here to enjoy the GPS staff's 2020 senior celebration!



Check Out The Gothenburg FFA Greenhouse!

Hours: Mon-Fri 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Sat. 9:00 am -12:00 noon   Sun  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Call 308-537-3651 ext. 3110 for greenhouse tour times every 15 minutes any days that we are open by appointment only - NO WALK-INS!

Curbside pickups and deliveries available.  We will follow all CDC codes for the safety of our customers.

We will offer Venmo and will hope to have a credit card reader for payments. We will also have prices set up with tax included, this will avoid counting back change.



Time is running out to preorder your 2019-2020 yearbooks. Even with all the cancelled events there are a lot of great memories for 2019-2020 and we are going to have an awesome yearbook.  Order yours today before it is to late by clicking on the link/picture below.

Buy a Yearbook


Due to the recent influx of Covid 19 cases in Dawson County we will delay student drive schedules until the end of May.  Feel free to practice driving with a parent/guardian.  Once the State of Nebraska and Gothenburg Public Schools lessens restrictions and it is safe we will resume driver testing.  Please direct questions to


Checkout the 2020 Senior Countdown!

Click on the day to view each video.

Day #9 Day #8 Day #7 Day #6 Day #5
Ryan Brown Heath Keiser Neligh Andersen Maggie Aden Mrs. Tiller
April 25, 2020 April 26, 2020 April 27, 2020 April 28, 2020 April 29, 2020
Day #4 Day #3 Day #2 Day #1 Day #0
Mr. Scherer Mrs. Beavers Miss Clark Mr. Haake Administration
April 30, 2020 May 1, 2020 May 4, 2020 May 5, 2020 May 6, 2020
Day #0 - Finale
Conner Baker
May 6, 2020

Gothenburg Public School has an opening for a special education paraprofessional for the 2020-2021 school year.  Interested individuals contact, Lori Verster at the district office to have an application mailed to you.  Questions may be directed to Teresa Schneider, director of special education at (308) 537-3651 ext 2242.

Gothenburg Public Schools is currently seeking applicants for a full-time Custodian.  Compensation includes a competitive salary, health insurance and retirement benefits.  Position to begin May 15th.  Contact the District Office at (308) 537-3651, Ext. 4103, for application materials or visit

Gothenburg Public Schools is currently seeking applicants for a Food Handler.  This position would start in the fall when school resumes. Interested individuals may pick up an application in the district office.  Questions for the Food Handler position please contact Joni at 308-537-3651 ext. 6127.


Update 5/21/20 - Click here to view the Gothenburg Virtual Town Hall Meeting on 5/21/20.

Update 5/13/20 - Jr./Sr. High Checkout - Friday, May 15th will be the last day of remote instruction and the last day of school for the 2020 school year.  Student checkout will be conducted starting on the afternoon Monday, May 18th and continuing on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Click here for more details.

Update 5/13/20 - Elementary End Of The Year information - click here.

Update 5/7/20 - Click here to view the Gothenburg Virtual Town Hall Meeting on 5/7/20.

Update 4/30/20 - Click here to view the Gothenburg Virtual Town Hall Meeting on 4/30/20.

Update 4/27/20 - Good Evening, this is Dr. Rhodes Gothenburg Schools Superintendent. First and foremost, we hope that this message finds you are safe and healthy. After surveying the Class of 2020 we have set the date of Saturday, August 1st at 7:00 p.m. for this year’s commencement exercises. The type of graduation will be dependent on the recommendations and guidance set forth by the State of Nebraska and the Local Health Department. Prom which had been postponed has now been canceled. The school district is currently evaluating and working on a plan for summer school. We are trying to create multiple options at this time. The option we choose will be based on health guidance at that time. To help collect all library materials that are still checked out, we are offering several book drop-off opportunities. Mrs. Long will collect all Junior High and High School library materials on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the southwest corner of the high school parking lot. Mrs. Harrison will collect all elementary library materials on Thursday, April 30th from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the elementary front doors. As a reminder May 6th is the last day for Seniors and May 15th is the last day for all K-11th grade students. On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of Gothenburg Public Schools we miss you and look forward to the time we are all back together again. Thank you and good evening.

Update 4/23/20 - Click here to view the Gothenburg Virtual Town Hall Meeting on 4/23/20.

Click here for previous information released by the school & community on the COVID-19.


Graduation commencement has been scheduled for Saturday, August 1st at 7:00 pm.  The type of commencement exercises will be commensurate to the guidelines set forth by the State of Nebraska and Local Health Department. 


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