The East Butler Public School District was established in 1961 with the consolidation of the Brainard, Dwight, and Loma school districts. The district has grown over the years and in 2010 the Prague School District merged with East Bulter. The school has an enrollment of approximately 320 students and serves portions of Butler, Saunders, and Seward counties. The school is staffed with quality administrators, teachers, and supporting personnel and has excellent facilities in Brainard and Dwight. East Butler provides an extensive curriculum and gives students the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities. East Butler is served by Educational Service Unit 7.


The East Butler Public Schools Foundation has a substantial endowment that allows it to provide a scholarship to every graduating senior that attends a two or four year institution of higher learning. The Foundation provides for continued growth and improvement in the school. For information, email: or PO Box 54, Brainard, NE 68626.

East Butler Public School

Six school board members are elected to four year terms and meet the second Wednesday of each month. East Butler also operates a morning and afternoon preschool. For information, contact Sam Stecher, Superintendent, at (402) 545-2081, email:; Michael Eldridge, Secondary Principal, email:; Shawn Biltoft, Elementary Principal, email:


The East Butler Alumni Association is dedicated to maintaining high school friendships.  Currently the Association is planning an all school reunion in 2020. Anyone interested in helping with the event is encouraged to contact: LaVern Fortik, 402-367-9346,; Charlotte Egr Greguras,, 402-545-3432; Patti Dvorak Hust,, 403-310-3977; or EBAA, PO Box 163, Brainard, NE 68626.

2017 Officers

  • President – Roma Baker Jordan ‘67
  • Vice President – Dave Kastl ‘67
  • Secretary-Treasurer – LaVern Fortik ‘64

Contact LaVern Fortik if you have any questions.


The mission of the East Butler Alumni Association is to encourage continued social  communication among graduates and friends of Brainard, Dwight, and East Butler High Schools.  Prague High School graduates are invited and welcome; however, no contact information is available at this time.

Additional information is at under support organizations. Please notice the addition of graduate names under the alumni tab!


The purpose of the Association is to provide a means of continued communication and celebration for graduates and friends of the East Butler school district who have an interest in maintaining friendships.  The Annual Banquet is the only activity and is always held on the Saturday of Memorial Weekend. 


Distance Learning Facilities

East Butler recently built an addition which houses the distance learning facilities, science room, weight training, group wrestling rooms and locker rooms. It is equipped with an 8-screen closed circuit TV system with both receiving and broadcasting using a DS-3 line. These facilities are available for public use.


Extended Learning

College classes are available through Central Community College with campuses in Columbus, Hastings and Grand Island. For further information, contact Cathy Simmerman, Guidance Counselor at East Butler at (402) 545-2081 for further information.



Hruska Public Library, 399 N 5th Street, David City, is open to the public and has 25,000 books in circulation. For further information, call (402) 367-3100 or email:


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