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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ADVISER Assessment Roster Workday – Monday, December 19, 2022 (9am-11am CST)

The NDE and several SIS vendor support teams will host a virtual workday for final Assessment Rostering in ADVISER on December 19th, 2022 from 9am-11am CST. There will be a short presentation from the NDE Assessment team, with the bulk of the workday spent reviewing rosters in ADVISER and helping to troubleshoot/correct any issues.

The NDE Assessment and ADVISER teams will be available for support, along with several SIS Vendors. Assessment platform vendors (such as NSCAS Growth, INSIGHT or PANext) will not be in attendance.

The focus of the workday will be toward the January 9, 2023 roster due date – specifically ADVISER related data pertaining to ACT and Alternative Assessments. NSCAS Growth rosters should be ready prior to that time.

Registration is not necessary at this time. The zoom link can be obtained at our Workday website: https://help.education.ne.gov/knowledge-base/workdays/

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Early Childhood Education Competitive Grant Available for Preschool Children

OPENS
11/29/2022
CLOSES
02/01/2023

Public School Districts and ESUs Only

Applications are now available for new and expansion grants to provide funding for preschool children within district/ESU operated programs.

Applications are due by 5:00 CST Tuesday, February 1, 2023. Eligible applicants are public school districts, individually or in cooperation with other school districts and educational service units. Districts interested in this funding opportunity are required to work cooperatively with programs that exist within the community, including Head Start and private childcare and preschool programs. The grant program may expand, but must not supplant, programs and services within the community or service area that are currently provided using state or federal funds.

Guidelines for writing applications, application forms, budget forms, and additional resource information is available on the NDE Office of Early Childhood website https://www.education.ne.gov/oec/birth-to-age-5-programs/#1628175164289-e46d6090-6461. All forms must be downloaded from the website, completed, and submitted via email.

If you have questions, please contact one of the Education Specialists at the NDE Office of Early Childhood:

Kristine Luebbe; 531-510-8101; kristine.luebbe@nebraska.gov

Carol Burk; 402-429-0094; carol.burk@nebraska.gov

Kim Texel; 531-207-9852; kim.texel@nebraska.gov

Contact Information: Kristine Luebbe: 531-510-8101 or kristine.luebbe@nebraska.gov

Spring 2023 Conditional Permit Requests

OPENS
11/14/2022
CLOSES
02/28/2023

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 JANUARY 2023 and may not have all their necessary documentation prior to the first day of school with students. This information is also available on the NDE Bulletin website or  (https://www.education.ne.gov/bulletin).

CONDITIONAL PERMITS – The certification staff have received applications for January graduates and realize that some colleges will not be issuing transcripts until mid to late January. Occasionally, there are other documents that may not make it to certification until after the start of the second semester. For teachers who have been hired to start in January, 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 spring teaching positions at https://forms.gle/PJ6rXTUq5jJBaA3X9.
  3. Fingerprints (if needed) – A set of fingerprint cards would need to be logged in our office 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…Read More › – Spring 2023 Conditional Permit Requests

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

SPED Proportionate Share Worksheet for Nonpublic Schools 2023-2024 – Opened November 1 – Due December 15

OPENS
11/01/2022
CLOSES
12/15/2022

All school districts (including districts that do NOT have approved/accredited non-public schools or exempt home schools located within the district‘s jurisdiction) are required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to complete and submit the 2023-2024 IDEA Proportionate Share application. This collection is found under the “Data Collection” tab in the portal.  An activation code is required to add the collection to the Portal account, which can be obtained from the District Administrator.

This collection is based on the October 1, 2022 child count of eligible children with disabilities (ages 3-21) and determines the amount of IDEA funds that must be expended for eligible parentally placed children with disabilities in an accredited/approved nonpublic school and/or an exempt home school within the school district boundaries.

 

 

Contact Information: Greg Prochazka (531) 530-9096 or greg.prochazka@nebraska.gov; Kris Elmshaeuser (402) 937-5866 or kris.elmshaeuser@nebraska.gov

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 kim.snyder@nebraska.gov with your suggestions. Thank you.

Link to the recruitment website: https://www.education.ne.gov/teach/