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Spring 2022 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 JANUARY 2022 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 December graduates and realize that some colleges will not be issuing transcripts until the middle of January. Occasionally, there are other documents that may not make it to certification until after the start of the 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/j3KHCwVSdM1Xyhr78.
  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 scores, Praxis II score(s), special…Read More › – Spring 2022 Conditional Permit Requests

Contact Information: Clayton Waddle (clayton.waddle@nebraska.gov)

Revised Staff Reporting 2021-2022 Guidance

Public School Districts, Nonpublic Systems, Special Purpose Schools, Rule 18 Interims, and ESUs

A revised 2021-2022 Staff Reporting guidance document is now available at the Staff Reporting website here. Revisions include the addition of Staff Position Assignment Code 9-2150 (Home School Liaison – Title I Migrant Education – School Age) and Paraprofessional Assessment Passed Flag 5 (Allowable Locally Approved Means).

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

Updated “Who Reports What” Document Available Now on the ADVISER Resources Webpage

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools, Nonpublic Systems, Rule 18 Interim Schools and ESUs

The Who Reports What document has been updated and posted to the ADVISER Resources website under the ADVISER Data Guidance section.

This document provides information about Nebraska School District/System responsibilities related to data reporting. The scenarios and different situations among Nebraska schools are unique and diverse, but the information provided within this publication intends to provide clarity on specific situations.

Please see the Change Summary (Appendix B) for the changes/additions that have been made to this document since it was last published including referrals to the new Systems Involved Student Reporting document which can also be found on the ADVISER Resources website here.

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

Substitute Teacher Collection Now Open – Please Note Changes in Due Date

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools, Nonpublic Systems, Interim Rule 18 & ESUs

New for the 21-22 school year, the Substitute Teacher collection will have two due dates: 12-15-21 and 6-15-22.
First Collection
Open: 9-1-21
Due: 12-15-21
Audit Window Close: 1-15-22
Second Collection
Open: 3-1-22
Due: 6-15-22
Audit Window Close: 6-30-22

It is recommended that districts/systems update substitute’s ‘days taught’ monthly (possibly at payroll time). This will help to ensure districts/systems are using certified staff and provide commentary if needed. The collection can then be Submitted / Approved at the appropriate Due Date.

The Due Data changes will be utilized by Accreditation Specialists and the Educator Certification team to validate proper use of substitutes and for renewal of substitute teaching permits.

Collection instructions have been revised and can be found here.

School systems are encouraged to access the TEACH Business Partner Portal (contact the Educator Certification group for more details) and the Public Certification Lookup site.

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

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/