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Mission Statement

To lead and support Nebraska Schools in assuring equitable educational opportunities and promoting improved performance for all learners through continuous school improvement.

The Accreditation and School Improvement Team is responsible for:

Accreditation Rule 10, Regulations and Procedures for the Accreditation of Schools.  Accredited schools must comply with 92 NAC 10, the rules and regulations which govern standards and procedures for the accreditation of all public schools and any nonpublic schools that request state accreditation. Districts/schools may also choose to be accredited by the AdvancED/North Central Association accrediting body.

Approval Rule 14, Regulations and Procedures for the Legal Operation of Approved Nonpublic Schools. Approved schools must comply with 92 NAC 14 the rules and regulations which govern standards and procedures for the approval and legal operation of all non-accredited nonpublic schools in the state.  

Educational Service Units Rule 84, Regulations for the Accreditation of Educational Service Units. Educational service units must comply with 92 NAC 84 the rules and regulations for the guidance, supervision, accreditation, and coordination of educational service units.  

Interim ProgramsRule 18, Interim-Program Schools in County Detention Homes, Institutions, and Juvenile Emergency Shelters. Interim-Programs must comply with 92 NAC 18 the rules and regulations that establish minimum standards for Interim-Programs to make them eligible to receive reimbursement by the State Office of Health and Human Services System and requirements of public schools to work cooperatively and effectively with the Interim-Programs to insure students are provided with the real opportunity to make appropriate advancement toward graduation.

School Improvement – Accredited schools must have a systematic on-going process that guides planning, implementation, and evaluation and renewal of continuous school improvement activities to meet local and statewide goals and priorities.  The process includes a periodic review by visiting educators who provide consultation to the local school/community in continued accomplishment of plans and goals.

Accreditation and School Improvement

Phone: (402) 471-2444 FAX: (402) 471-8127

Email: nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov

Freida Lange Administrator freida.lange@nebraska.gov
Don Loseke Management Consultant don.loseke@nebraska.gov
Dennis McGuire Management Consultant dennis.mcguire@nebraska.gov
Rick Moses Management Consultant rick.l.moses@nebraska.gov
Kris Gottula Office Assistant kris.gottula@nebraska.gov

AdvancED / North Central Association

Phone: (402) 471-0955

Freida Lange State Liaison to AdvancED freida.lange@nebraska.gov
Administrative Assistant Susann Wenzl swenzl@advanc-ed.org