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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2024-2025 ADVISER Calendar And Data Elements Documents Now Available

The ADVISER Resources website has been updated with the 2024-2025 school year data collection calendar, as well as the new ADVISER Data Elements 2024-2025 v9.0 document. Please especially take note of the changes to this Fall’s Follow Up Collection in the 2024-2025 calendar, and also please utilize Appendix A in the Data Elements document to see what has changed year over year.

Reminder – virtual year end ADVISER workdays are ongoing. Details here: https://help.education.ne.gov/knowledge-base/workdays/

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

Affidavit for Instructional Hours Exception (2023-2024 School Year)

OPENS
05/31/2024
CLOSES
06/30/2024

This message is only for Districts/Systems that have not met the required instructional hours. Districts/Systems meeting the required instructional hours may ignore this message.

Affidavit for Instructional Hours (79-213): 2023-24 School Year

NE Rev Statute 79-213 states; “At the discretion of the State Board of Education, the closing of a school shall not prevent a district from being accredited or receiving its proper share of state funds when epidemic sickness or severe storm conditions prevail to such an extent that the school board in any district deems it advisable to close any or all schools within the district or when the destruction of the schoolhouse makes it impossible to continue the school. Such sickness, storm conditions, or destruction of the schoolhouse shall be sworn to by the secretary of the school board and the oath filed with the State Board of Education if the school board of the school district is proposing to offer fewer hours than required by law.”

The 2023-24 Affidavit announcement has been available since May 31st, 2024, on the Accreditation website. School systems have until June 30th, 2024, to submit the form to nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov. Efforts to meet the required hours of instruction, 1080 for secondary, 1032 for elementary, and 400 for kindergarten, and 450 for prekindergarten, will be a required component of the submission. “That the contextual and decision-making evidence showing why these school days were cancelled, as well as efforts made to meet the required thresholds of instructional hours is attached hereto, and numbers _____ pages in total.”

Direct Link to the affidavit form: 2023.24-AFFIDAVIT-FOR-INSTRUCTIONAL-HOUR-EXCEPTION

Contact Information: Accreditation nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (NDE.ServiceDesk@Nebraska.gov)

Conditional and Alternative Permit Request – Summer/Fall 2024

OPENS
04/11/2024
CLOSES
10/16/2024

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 SUMMER or FALL 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 Summer or Fall teaching positions at https://forms.gle/TWYMHF2m3Lgcj4pf8 

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)

2024-2025 Course Codes and Clearing Endorsements Now Available

2024-2025 Course Codes and Clearing Endorsements are now available: https://coursecodes.education.ne.gov/

The website features several helpful tools including:
1. A Changes tab in the Menu bar at the top of the page – view all changes from the prior year
2. Search Fields – search by specific key words, a Course Code number or even an Endorsement Code
3. Select Subject – select only Math, Special Education or any other subject specific courses

 

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