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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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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)

Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed 2021-2022

OPENS
11/30/2021
CLOSES
03/02/2022

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools and Nonpublic Systems

The Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed 2021-2022 collection opens November 30, 2021.  This collection can be found in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  An activation code is required to add the collection to Portal accounts, which can be obtained from the District Administrator.  The collection is designed to identify any guidance counselors or library/media specialists who are not currently endorsed in these areas but are serving in that capacity while enrolled in a program to complete their endorsements.

The site allows districts to annually update the progress being made by the identified individuals toward their completion of either the counselor or library/media specialist endorsement.

NOTE: The option for allowing individuals not properly endorsed to serve in either capacity is described in Rule 10, Section 007.04B Media/Technology Staff and Section 007.05D Guidance Staff.

The Main Page is visible upon entering the collection. Select the Enter/Edit Data button to access online data entry.

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

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators for the month of October 2021 as well as voluntary surrenders.

https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/RECENT-DISCIPLINARY-ACTIONS.pdf

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

Grants Management System (GMS) Final Reimbursement Request Due Date Reminder

Public School Districts, ESUs and Postsecondary  Schools

Due Dates to “create” and “submit” 2020-2021 Final Reimbursement Request in GMS are as follows:

September 1, 2021

  • 2020-2021 Perkins Consolidated-6720
  • 2020-2021 Perkins Post Secondary-6701
  • 2020-2021 Perkins reVISION Action-6741
  • 2020-2021 Perkins Secondary-6700

October 15, 2021

  • 2020-2021 IDEA Consolidated Application
    IDEA Part B-619-Preschool-6406
    IDEA Part-B-611 EP-6408
    IDEA CEIS-6411
    IDEA Non-Public- 6412
  • 2020-2021 – Support Services – Flex Funding – Below Age 5 -1195
  • 2020-2021 – Support Services- Flex Funding – School Age – 1125

November 15, 2021

  • 2020-2021 21st CCLC Continuation Grant-6968
  • 2020-2021 CCLC First Time Grant-6968
  • 2020-2021 McKinney-Vento Homeless Competitive Grant-6991
  • 2020-2021 Migrant-Title IC-6915
  • 2020-2021 SPED Planning Region Team Grant-6416
  • 2020-2021 ESSA Consolidated – 6201
    Title I-6200
    Title ID – N or D – 6230
    Title II-A – 6310
    Title III-EL-6925
    Title III – Immigration Education – 6926
    TitleIV-A-SSAE – Formula-6969
  • 2020-2021 Title I-Support for Improvement-6212
  • 2020-2021 Title ID-Stage Agency Neglect or Delinquent-6001

December 31, 2021

  • 2020-2021 Early Childhood Education Grant Program-3540
  • 2020-2021 Early Childhood Endowment Grant-3540

The system will prevent a user from creating a “final” if a pending RR is in submitted status.  If you get this message, NDE suggests submitting a RR by not marking it” final”.  NDE will return the RR upon review to have it modified to a final.  Doing so will prevent your district from late submission.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the appropriate NDE Financial Services staff member at https://www.education.ne.gov/gms2/index.html

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)

2021-2022 ADVISER Calendar Updated

A revised 2021-2022 ADVISER Calendar is now available on the ADVISER Resources website here. Updates include Fall and Year End Digital Equity references and Assessment Due and Assessment Roster Dates.

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

Rule 11: Prekindergarten Program Report – Opened Sept 8 – Due Oct 15

OPENS
09/08/2021
CLOSES
10/15/2021

Public School District and ESU’s

All public school district and educational service units are required to complete a Rule 11 Prekindergarten Report.  Districts or ESUs operating prekindergarten programs are required to indicate on the Prekindergarten Report if they are in compliance or indicate areas of noncompliance.

The Prekindergarten report can now be found on the NDE portal.

1.       Open https://portal.education.ne.gov/site/DesktopDefault.aspx

2.      Login with your username and password.

5.       Go to “Data collections” tab on the top left.

6.       In “Online” you can see “Prekindergarten Report”, click on the add button which will direct you to an activation code page.

7.       In activation code please enter the code, which is given to you by district administrator and press “ADD”.

8.       Then go back to “Data collections” tab and then you can open the applications.

Contact Information: Tammi Hicken (tammi.hicken@nebraska.gov)

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/