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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Counselor and Library / Media Specialist Not Endorsed 23-24 Collection Now Open

OPENS
02/20/2024
CLOSES
04/01/2024

The 2023-2024 Counselor and Library/ Media Specialist Not Endorsed collection is NOW OPEN in the NDE Portal. The DUE date for this data is April 1st, 2024. This data collection is used to monitor a staff member’s progress on obtaining the proper endorsement per flexibility stated in Rule 10: Regulations and Procedures for the Accreditation of Schools.  The option for allowing individuals not properly endorsed to serve in either capacity is described in Rule 10, Section 007.04B Media/Technology Staff and Section 007.05D Guidance Staff.  

For questions regarding unmet progress, please contact a member of the Accreditation team:

Todd Wolverton – Todd.Wolverton@Nebraska.gov

Sandy Suiter – Sandra.Suiter@Nebraska.gov

Decua Jean-Baptiste – Decua.Jean-Baptiste@Nebraska.gov

For technical assistance with data entry, please submit a support ticket to the Service Desk –  NDE.ServiceDesk@Nebraska.gov

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (NDE.ServiceDesk@Nebraska.gov)

Cultivating Students’ Potential with Data Advancement – Save the Date for the In-Person NDE Data Conference

Save the Date!! The In-Person NDE Data Conference is back this year. It will be held April 16 & 17, 2024 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE. Registration and conference information is available here.

Reserve your room today! A block of rooms have been reserved with a special conference rate*. Please make reservations as soon as possible to secure the group rate. Use the code: NDE Data Conference 2024.

Hotel Name: Comfort Inn
Street Address: 118 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 251-2722
Special Rate: $129.95

Hotel Name: Fairfield Inn
Street Address: 510 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845
Phone: (308) 236-4200
Special Rate: $134.95

Hotel Name: LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Street Address: 108 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68845
Phone: (308) 237-4400
Special Rate: $129.95

*You must call the hotel directly to book and receive the conference room rate. The hotels cannot be responsible for reservations made through any third party. Rates quoted herein are per room, per night, and do not include applicable taxes.  A credit card is required to guarantee individual reservations.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (NDE.ServiceDesk@Nebraska.gov)

2023-24 Nonpublic Curriculum Reporting System (OPEN)

OPENS
01/25/2024
CLOSES
02/28/2024

The 2023-24 Nonpublic Curriculum Reporting System is now OPEN in the NDE Portal. This collection is DUE on February 28th and has an audit window from March 1-15, 2024. Data in this collection is used to determine instructional unit totals, along with calculations for properly endorsed staff percentages. Instructions can be found here or within the collection itself.

To add the collection to portal accounts, a new activation code is required. This can be obtained from your school’s Portal District Administrator. Once the activation code is obtained, the collection is found within the Data Collections tab.

Questions on how to enter data and general collection navigation can be directed to NDE.ServiceDesk@Nebraska.gov

Questions regarding Rule 10 and Rule 14 regulations can be directed to NDE.Accreditation@Nebraska.gov

Sometimes, forms need to be submitted (along with the collection information). These forms can be found here (and within the collection itself). They should be returned by email to: NDE.Accreditation@Nebraska.gov Please be sure to complete each field within the form, including the “Meets Rule 10/14 Regulation #:_____” section.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (NDE.ServiceDesk@Nebraska.gov)

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators, as well as any voluntary surrenders.

https://www.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/RECENT-DISCIPLINARY-ACTIONS-NOV-1.pdf

 

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

Conditional and Alternative Permit Requests – Spring 2024

The purpose of this bulletin item is to provide information on how to request a conditional or alternative permit for teachers who have been hired to start in SPRING 2024 and may not have all their necessary documentation prior to the first day of school with students.

A conditional permit allows someone to sign a contract and work as a certified staff member with a location (district) limitation and deficiencies that have not been met to issued a regular teaching certificate such as a content test. A conditional permit can also be requested for someone who has applied for a local substitute permit and has not completed the human relations training course.

An Alternative Permit is designed for an applicant to complete a program before applying for a regular certificate while being employed as a contracted teacher.
Conditional and Alternative Permits can only be requested for employment in a Nebraska school district. If an applicant has not been a continuous resident of Nebraska for the last five years, fingerprint cards will need to be sent to the certification office before any permits can be issued. Once all deficiencies listed have been satisfied on a conditional permit, a regular certificate/permit will be issued without the need to apply and pay a fee unless the conditional permit has been invalidated by the expiration date.

A conditional or alternative permit can be requested by completing the Google Form for those with spring teaching positions at https://forms.gle/iKTmKeMHJmVyr28e9.

More information on a Conditional Permit can be found on our website at https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/teaching-certificates/teaching-conditional-permit/.

More information on an Alternative Permit can be found on our website at https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/teaching-certificates/teaching-alternative-permit/

More information on a Local Substitute Permit can be found on our website at https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/substitute-teacher/local-substitute-permit/

Contact Information: Educator Certification (nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov or 402-471-0739)

CORRECTION – Local Substitute Teaching Permit – Request for Additional Days Form

OPENS
10/02/2023
CLOSES
06/30/2024

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is aware of the continued shortage of substitute teachers in school systems this school year.

The Commissioner may authorize additional days for local substitute teaching permit holders upon request by a Nebraska school system that demonstrates a need for additional days, beyond the 90 full-time days per school year currently allowed.  In order to authorize the additional days, the Department must receive a request from a Nebraska school system that demonstrates need.

To facilitate school system requests, the Department has created an online form. You or your school system staff can access that form here: Local Substitute Teaching Permit – Request for Additional Days Form.

Once a request has been submitted, it will be reviewed, and the school system will be notified of the authorization.

Contact Information: Brad Dirksen (brad.dirksen@nebraska.gov)