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ADVISER – Early Childhood Program – Due Date October 15

OPENS
09/12/2019
CLOSES
10/15/2019

All public school districts that complete the Early Childhood Program for their prekindergarten students need to make sure they identify their Head Start Students using the Programs Name field.

    • Public Preschool – NDE Approved Early Childhood Education Program, not Head Start.
    • Early Head Start – This code should only be used in districts that are a Head Start grantee, a Head Start delegate or have a partnership with a Head Start agency and serve Head Start children in a collaborative classroom

NOTE:  Please contact your SIS vendor for information about when you will be ready to publish 2019-2020 ADVISER data.

Contact Information: Tammi Hicken (402-471-3184 or tammi.hicken@nebraska.gov)

District ADVISER Monthly Meetings

The District ADVISER monthly meetings will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am CST.  The Zoom meeting link is https://zoom.us/j/4024712288.  Recordings can be found on the Meetings tab of the ADVISER Resource Google site- https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/adviser-early-adopter-program/    

No reminders are sent out as this is a standing meeting for all districts.  Please add it to your calendar to create a reminder.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

October 1, 2019 Child Count

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09/11/2019
CLOSES
10/31/2019

In an effort to accurately make our October 1 child count reporting deadline, we are in need of collaborative data entry with your local districts.  We are asking that the PRTs, the services coordination agencies, the ESUs, and the school districts collaborate to ensure that all EDN infants and toddlers are entered into ADVISER.

We have historically had discrepancies in the number of infants and toddlers entered into the services coordination CONNECT system, but not in ADVISER.  It is vital, for federal reporting purposes, as well as local PRT determinations, that we ensure all infants and toddlers are entered into ADVISER.

Please note that while it is important to assign a Unique Identifier to each child, the district must ensure that student demographics and enrollment information is updated in the district’s Student Information System (SIS) and all student Special Education information is up to date in either the district’s SIS or SRS, whichever the district uses to submit Special Education data to ADVISER on October 1st.

Please work with your local services coordination agency to reconcile open and verified EDN cases to ensure they are entered by the appropriate districts into ADVISER before the deadline.  If you have questions, please contact Cole Johnson at cole.johnson@nebraska.gov.

Districts need to ensure all student demographic and enrollment information is updated in the Student Information System (SIS) and all student Special Education information is up to date in either SIS or SRS, whichever you use to submit Special Education data to ADVISER.  If errors are found, please work with your SIS to rectify and if you have any questions, please contact Robyn Gonzales at robyn.gonzales@nebraska.gov.

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Contact Information: Cole Johnson cole.johnson@nebraska.gov or robyn.gonzales@nebraska.gov

Rule 11:  Prekindergarten Program Report – Due Date October 15

OPENS
09/12/2019
CLOSES
10/15/2019

All public school district and educational service units are required to complete a Rule 11 Prekindergarten Report.  Districts or ESUs operating prekindergarten programs are required to indicate on the Prekindergarten Report if they are in compliance or indicate areas of noncompliance for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Prekindergarten report was mailed out September 9. It is also available on the early childhood website under reports at the following web address https://www.education.ne.gov/oec/birth-to-age-5-programs/.

 

Contact Information: Tammi Hicken (402-471-3184 or tammi.hicken@nebraska.gov)