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.
NDE Portal

Fall 2021 Conditional Permit Requests


The purpose of this bulletin item is to provide guidance on how to request a conditional permit for teachers who have been hired to start in AUGUST 2021 and may not have all of their necessary documentation prior to the first day of school with students.

CONDITIONAL PERMITS – The certification staff have received applications for May and August graduates and realize that some colleges will not be issuing transcripts until the late August or early September. Occasionally, there are other documents that may not make it to certification until after the start of the first semester. For teachers who have been hired to start in August, we may be able to issue a conditional permit if requested from the school district.

A conditional permit can be issued when we have the following items:

  1. An application and fee
  2. A request for a conditional permit from the school district. NOTE: A request can be completed through a Google Form for those with fall teaching positions at
  3. Fingerprints (if needed) – A set of fingerprint cards would need to be logged in our office in order for a conditional to be issued but not cleared by the Nebraska State Patrol.
  4. A document from the college stating that a program has been completed. Preferred: An Institutional Verification form from the college and a “close to final” or transcript showing the human relations and special education courses. Minimum: A letter in lieu of a transcript stating that the candidate has completed a program of study along with the required human relations and special education courses.

Deficiencies that can be placed on the permit include one or a combination of the following: a final transcript, an Institutional Verification form, Praxis I…Read More › – Fall 2021 Conditional Permit Requests

Contact Information: Clayton Waddle ( or 402-471-0738)

Teacher Recruitment Website

The Nebraska Department of Education has created a website to assist Nebraska’s schools with teacher recruitment. More content may be added to the website, so if school leaders have any ideas for additions that would be useful for teacher recruitment in Nebraska, please contact Dr. Kim Snyder at with your suggestions. Thank you.

Link to the recruitment website:

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators for the month of May 2021.





Contact Information: Certification Investigations:

Revised Deadline for Student P-EBT Data Files

Public School Districts and Nonpublic Systems

The submission deadline for student P-EBT data files to be uploaded to the portal is changing to the 1st of each month beginning May, 2021 through August 2021.

For more information on the P-EBT Collection, please see the item posted on the NDE Bulletin website at File Upload/Pandemic SNAP Benefits for Families.

Contact Information: Tech Assistance: NDE Helpdesk ( - For P-EBT Questions:

P-EBT File Upload/Pandemic SNAP Benefits for Families

Public School Districts and Nonpublic Systems

The Families First Coronavirus Act proposes to provide Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to SNAP and non-SNAP households with children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19 related disruptions. In preparation to distribute these benefits, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are requesting LEAs provide student free and reduced-price meal eligibility data and classroom learning mode information.

Students are eligible if they meet these criteria:

  • The student must have been determined eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for school year 2020-21.
    • AND the school they attend has been closed or operating at reduced attendance or hours for 5 consecutive days. 
    • OR the student has opted in for remote learning.
    • OR the student has been quarantined.

To ensure your students receive these benefits please upload the list of eligible students…Read More › – P-EBT File Upload/Pandemic SNAP Benefits for Families

Contact Information: For Tech Assistance: NDE Helpdesk ( or 888-285-0556) - For P-EBT Questions: