ATTENTION ALL NDE PORTAL USERS:
Please log onto your portal accounts and go to the “My Profile” tab and check to make sure your contact information (especially the email address) is up to date. It is very important to keep this information updated as the Department of Education uses the email address that is in the users’ Portal account to send vital information.
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Statewide Canvas Consortium Sign-up

The sign-up for the next round of ESU, district or school Canvas implementation is currently open. The final date to sign-up to participate in the fall implementation for a January roll-out is Friday, September 25th. The next enrollment period will not occur until March of 2021 with the intended roll-out for the Fall of 2021 school year. The link to enroll can be found on the Canvas Consortium website along with other details and information. LINK

Contact Information: Dorann Avey, NDE Digital Learning Director, dorann.avey@nebraska.gov

Revised 2020-2021 Staff Reporting Guidance

Public Schools, Nonpublic Systems, Special Purpose Schools, ESU’s and Rule 18/Interim Facilities

A revised 2020-2021 Staff Reporting guidance document is now available at the Staff Reporting website here. Updates include revised descriptions for Education Attained Codes 20 and 21 and the removal of 9 Staff Position Assignment codes all related to Class Size.

A copy of the slides presented during staff workdays is also available at the Staff Reporting website. The staff workdays were held earlier this month.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators for the months of August and September 2020. The document in this link was previously emailed to administrators, and we will no longer be continuing that practice. Please refer to the NDE Bulletin for any future disciplinary action notifications.

https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RECENT-DISCIPLINARY-ACTIONS.pdf

Contact Information: Certification Investigations (nde.investigations@nebraska.gov)

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) for Nonpublic Systems – Open September 1 – Due October 15

OPENS
09/01/2020
CLOSES
10/15/2020

For Nonpublic Systems

Nonpublic Dropouts
Collects Nonpublic dropout data.

Nonpublic Membership Report
Collects membership data from Nonpublic Systems.

Substitute Teachers – Open All Year
Collects all substitute teachers by name, their NDE Staff ID, and the number of days taught. See Rule 21 for details: 92 NAC 21-005.23 & 92 NAC 21-005.24.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

ADVISER Person ID (Student Unique ID’s)

Public Schools, Nonpublic Systems, Special Purpose Schools, ESU Head Start Schools, Post-Secondary

REMINDER: 

The ADVISER Person ID collection replaced the Student Unique Identifier collection in November 2019.  ADVISER Person ID is now where all PK – 12 and Post-Secondary student ID numbers are updated every school year with current school information such as grade level, school building and school year.  The ADVISER Person ID collection is located under the Student & Staff (NSSRS) tab in the NDE Portal.  An activation code from the District Administrator is required.

Nonpublic Systems

 – will use the ADVISER Person ID collection to obtain NDE student ID numbers for new students and update returning student data at the beginning of the school year.  Maintaining students’ data in the ADVISER Person ID system is important for matching students eligible for free and reduced priced meal benefits in the Nutrition Services Direct Certification process and assisting district/system staff to identify students who leave or transfer between districts/systems.

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools, ESU Head Start Schools

– will use the ADVISER Person ID collection to obtain NDE student ID numbers for new students and update returning student data at the beginning of the school year.  It is important that the data in the ADVISER Person ID collection is kept up to date and accurate as this collection populates the ADVISER Validation collection with the students’ first, middle and last name and date of birth.  This data does not come from the districts’ Student Information System.

Instructions for the ADVISER Person ID collection can be found within the collection, above the users’ login name in the upper right of the screen or on the ADVISER Resources web page here.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Rule 10 Assurance Statement – Opens September 7

OPENS
09/07/2020
CLOSES
11/01/2020

Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose, Rule 18, and ESU’s

All accredited school systems (public and non-public) are required to complete a Rule 10 Assurance Statement annually. The Assurance Statement must be completed to reflect compliance or indicate areas of noncompliance as your school system starts the 2020-2021 school year.

The Assurance Statement for public school districts is web-based and will be available on the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab beginning Monday, September 7, 2020. An activation code is required to add the collection to the NDE Portal account. Public Schools must submit their Assurance Statement through the NDE Portal by November 1. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Note: Nonpublic, Special Purpose, Rule 18, and ESUs must continue to submit paper copies of their Assurance Statements to the NDE by November 1.

Please note the following:

  1. In the online Assurance Statement, public school district administrators will be asked to check Yes or No for each Rule 10 item in the statement, indicating compliance or non-compliance.
  2. Superintendents will receive a memo which will include links to the NDE website, where Rule 10 and supporting documents can be found.

For the 2020-21 school year,

  1. A Download PDF button is available again this school year at the bottom of the Assurance Statement for the purpose of downloading and saving a copy of your responses after submission to the NDE.
  2. Currently, when the NO response is checked, a text box opens to explain the NO response. A YES text box, located at the end of the Assurance Statement, is available for the purpose of explaining, defining, or expanding upon any YES response.

Contact Information: For assistance in accessing the portal: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)