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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2022-2023 ADVISER Data Elements Guide Updated

The 2022-2023 ADVISER Data Elements guide has been updated to version 7.2 and is now available on the ADVISER Resources website. The updated version contains some additional guidance for districts, please refer to Appendix A for the list of changes.

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

Staff Reporting for 2022-2023 Still Open


DUE DATE
10/31/2022

The Staff Reporting 2022-2023 collection remains open.

The state statute requiring Public Districts and Nonpublic Systems to submit a Fall Personnel Report by September 15 has now passed.

Special Purpose Schools, Educational Service Units, Interim Programs (Rule 18), Public Districts and Nonpublic Systems should continue to report their Staff Reporting data through the Fall Collection period, which ends October 31st, 2022.

The Staff Reporting collection is located within the Student & Staff (NSSRS) tab of the portal. To add the collection to portal accounts, a new activation code is required every year and can be obtained from your portal District Administrator.

Staff Reporting instructions are available here. Options for submission are online entry and file upload. Changes can be found in Appendix A: Change Summary. 2 New Position Assignment Codes were added this year: 5190 – Substitute Teachers and 5330 – Activities/Athletic Coaches.

When completing the Staff Reporting collection, please ensure all staff email addresses are correct for those required. The NDE uses email addresses from Staff Reporting for communications to our Districts and Schools.

Additional Staff Reporting resources include:
August 10th Data Webinar presentation recording and PDF: https://nedataconference.com/

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

Nebraska Department of Labor Teachers Recruitment and Retention Grant (TRRG)

This program provides $4M allocated for grants to educational employers and childcare providers to provide premium pay to support recruitment and retention of: (A) Educators in the subject areas of mathematics, science, and career and technical education (CTE); and (B) Childcare and Early Childhood Education providers.

TO APPLY: Applicants will apply for an award using the application form provided by NDOL through the application portal located at dol.nebraska.gov.

 The application form requires the applicant to answer and attest to a series of questions relevant to program eligibility and design, including information about each eligible position requested, such as the amount requested for each position and if each position is vacant or occupied at the time of application.

If all funds are not reserved by January 1, 2023, ARPA program guidelines may be amended to expand eligibility pay to other educational employees. The application period ends no later than October 2nd, 2023.

For more information about the grant program:

TRRG PowerPoint: Grades 6 – 12 Educators

TRRG Webinar: Grades 6 – 12 Educators

Frequently Asked Questions: Childcare & Early Childhood Education Providers

TRRG PowerPoint: Childcare & Early Childhood Educators

TRRG Webinar: Childcare & Early Childhood Educators

Contact Information: Nebraska Department of Labor for questions: NDOL.ARPA@nebraska.gov

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators for the month of August 2022 as well as any voluntary surrenders.

https://www.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/RECENT-DISCIPLINARY-ACTIONS.pdf

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

Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS) 2021-2022 Opens: September 1, 2022

OPENS
09/01/2022
CLOSES
10/31/2022

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools and ESUs

Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS) for 2021-2022 opens September 1, 2022 and is due by October 31 @ midnight CDT.

Paraprofessional Exception expired in 2020-2021 for use of “5160” for SPED.  SPED Paraprofessionals must use “5162” with the appropriate SPED SPI Code “7”, “S” and “I”.

This submission generates payments for School Age Special Education and Transportation costs. This data collection is accessible through the NDE Portal.  To obtain access to the collection, an activation code is required. This code can be obtained from your portal District Administrator.  If the collection had previously been added to your Portal account, your current access will suffice.

Contact Information: Lori Adams (lori.adams@nebraska.gov)

Staff Reporting for 2022-2023 Now Open

OPENS
08/05/2022
CLOSES
09/15/2022

The Staff Reporting 2022-2023 collection is now open.

State statute requires Public Districts and Nonpublic Systems submit a Fall Personnel Report by September 15. Special Purpose Schools, Educational Service Units and Interim Programs (Rule 18) should also report during this time frame as well.

The Staff Reporting collection is located within the Student & Staff (NSSRS) tab of the portal. To add the collection to portal accounts, a new activation code is required every year and can be obtained from your portal District Administrator.

Staff Reporting instructions are available here. Options for submission are online entry and file upload. Changes can be found in Appendix A: Change Summary. 2 New Position Assignment Codes were added this year: 5190 – Substitute Teachers and 5330 – Activities/Athletic Coaches.

When completing the Staff Reporting collection, please ensure all staff email addresses are correct for those required. The NDE uses email addresses from Staff Reporting for communications to our Districts and Schools.

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

Now Collecting District Curriculum Contacts

OPENS
08/02/2022

Public Districts, Special Purpose Schools and ESUs

The “District Contact Information” collection (formally known as “District Curriculum Contact Information”) will be open on August 1, 2022. This collection is located within the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal and collects Curriculum Contacts from Public Schools, Special Purpose Schools and ESU’s.

For those with prior access to the District Curriculum Contact Collection, simply enter the “District Contact Information” collection directly from your portal account. Your previous access will still apply. If new access is needed, an activation code is required. This can be obtained from your portal District Administrator.

Once the collection is added, use the drop-down menu to select “Curriculum Contact”. Provide contact information for up to three curriculum contacts. (Previously submitted information should be checked for accuracy.) The curriculum contacts are the primary contact for information related to standards, instruction, and instructional materials (curriculum, interventions, etc.).

This collection is open year-round for edits, with annual updates requested every August.

Contact Information: Marissa Payzant (marissa.payzant@nebraska.gov)

Instructional Materials Data Collection

For Public and Special Purpose Schools Only

The Instructional Materials Data Collection will be open on August 1, 2022.  This collection is located under the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal and collects the instructional materials used by your district.  (An activation code is required and can be obtained from the District Administrator.) Information that has been submitted previously should be checked for accuracy.

This data collection should be completed by district staff that have knowledge of the instructional materials used for PK, K-12 English Language Arts, K-12 mathematics, and K-8 science.  Respondents will be asked to report instructional materials for the following grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 (ELA and mathematics only) and the year in which the instructional materials were adopted. In addition, districts will be asked to indicate the primary assessment used to determine if a student has a reading deficiency (per the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act).

Contact Information: Marissa Payzant (marissa.payzant@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/