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Nebraska School Safety Center

The Nebraska School Safety Center no longer has a staff member assigned. Assistance is provided by the following Nebraska Department of Education staff. Contact information and a description of services available are included.

Mary Ann Losh - Administrator, Equity & Instructional Strategies
Freida Lange - Administrator, Approval & Accreditation
Julane Hill - Director, School Health
Donna Hoffman - Director, School Counseling
Jolene Palmer - Coordinator, PBiS Program
Jeff Schneider - Investigator, Legal Office


Mary Ann Losh – Administrator, Equity & Instructional Strategies

Phone: 402/471-4357
Email: maryann.losh@nebraska.gov

Services:

  • General information on school safety

Bullying Prevention Website: http://www.education.ne.gov/safety/Bullying_Prevention/Bullying_Prevention_HomePage.html

Safe Schools Website: http://www.education.ne.gov/safety/index.html


Freida Lange – Administrator, Approval & Accreditation

Phone: 402/471-2444
Email: freida.lange@nebraska.gov

Services:

  • Information on School Safety Plan requirement included in Rule 10, Regulations and Procedures for the Accreditation of Schools

Rule 10:
http://www.education.ne.gov/Legal/webrulespdf/RULE10_PLEDGE_2012.pdf


Julane Hill – Director, School Health

Phone: 402/471-4352
Email: julane.hill@nebraska.gov

Services:

  • Institutes/Workshops/Trainings on Coordinated School Health (CSH), Health Education, Physical Education, Coordinated School Health Policy, Wellness Policy
  • Standards, Curriculum mapping, etc.
    The focus is on creating a healthy, welcoming school environment encompassing health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, mental health, staff wellness, & Family/Community involvement. Bullying, safety & dating violence policies are discussed within a CSH approach along with Rule 10 requirements in regards to health and safety. Conduct 2 statewide surveys for NDE: Youth Risk Behavior Survey & School Health Profiles Survey.

Coordinated School Health Website:
http://www.education.ne.gov/CSH/index.html


Donna Hoffman – Director, School Counseling

Phone: 402/471-4811
Email: donna.hoffman@nebraska.gov

Services:

  • Counseling Program information
  • Positive development standards for students
    • Academic Development
    • Career Development
    • Personal/Social Development
  • Web Page Information
    • Comprehensive School Counseling Program www.education.ne.gov/cared
    • Strategies for School Counselors to identify and address behaviors

Jolene Palmer – Coordinator, PBiS Program

Phone: 402/471-2944
Email: jolene.palmer@nebraska.gov

Services:

  • Professional Development on Positive Behavioral interventions & Supports (PBiS), a nationally researched process for school staff which addresses how to:
    • Focus on social environment of schools
    • Assess bullying at school
    • Garner staff & parent support for bullying prevention
    • Form a group to coordinate the school's bullying prevention activities
    • Train staff in bullying prevention
    • Establish and enforcing school rules & policies related to bullying
    • Increase adult supervision in areas where bullying occurs
    • Teach students about bullying prevention

Nebraska Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports


Jeff Schneider – Investigator, Professional Practices, Legal Office

Phone: 402/471-0731
Email: jeff.schneider@nebraska.gov

Services:

  • General safety information – bullying issues
  • Concerns about staff not reacting properly & within policy/law regarding professional responsibilities.

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