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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Virtual ADVISER Workdays Announcement – Revised

Public School Districts and Special Purpose Schools

The NDE and your SIS Vendor support teams encourage all Data Stewards and SPED staff who approve ADVISER data to attend at least one workday session every data reporting period. NDE, SRS and SIS Vendor Support will be available to assist you with any questions and troubleshooting of your 21-22 ADVISER Follow Up and 22-23 Fall data at the following scheduled workdays:

Thursday, September 29 PowerSchool, Edupoint, SRS (21-22 ADVISER Follow Up)
Wednesday, October 12 PowerSchool, NebSIS, JMC, SRS (22-23 ADVISER Fall)
Friday, October 21 PowerSchool, Edupoint, SRS (22-23 ADVISER Fall)

All workdays will be from 9am-12pm Central time.

Who Should Attend
Data Stewards, District Administrators/Superintendents, SPED staff responsible for district ADVISER SPED data and any other staff members who review and approve ADVISER data.

The Zoom link for the workdays is: https://zoom.us/j/3085342437?pwd=NGQ0NW02QzVVKzZBQjlicHE4UEtEQT09.

Additional information, including presentations and pre-recorded informational sessions, can be found here: https://help.education.ne.gov/knowledge-base/workdays/.

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

Rule 14 Nonpublic School Assurance Statement

OPENS
09/21/2022
CLOSES
11/01/2022

Rule 14 Nonpublic Assurance Statement

All approved school systems are required to complete a Rule 14 Annual Assurance Statement. The Assurance Statement reflects compliance with Rule 14 regulations and allows for the self-reporting of unmet regulations for the 2022-23 School Year.

004.01F  Assurance Statement.  Each school or school system shall, by November 1 of each year, submit to the Department an Assurance Statement (See Appendix B), as prescribed by the Department, signed by a representative of the governing body affirming compliance or specifically noting any noncompliance with the regulations contained in this Chapter. 

The Rule 14 Assurance Non Public 2022-2023 collection is accessible via the NDE Portal. An activation code will be needed to add the collection to a portal account. This can be obtained from the portal District Administrator through their District Admin tab. Once obtained, the collection can be added within the Data Collections tab beginning Wednesday, September 21, 2022.  Submission of the Annual Assurance Statement must be time stamped before 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2022.

Additional directions for completing the Rule 14 Nonpublic School Assurance Statement can be found within the collection.  Please note that any self-reporting of unmet regulations will not automatically result in a Formal Notice unless that regulation is mandated by State Statute. 

Contact Information: For assistance in accessing the portal: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Questions regarding compliance and interpretation of regulations may be emailed to: nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov

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

Rule 10 Accredited Nonpublic School Assurance Statement

OPENS
09/21/2022
CLOSES
11/01/2022

Rule 10 Nonpublic Assurance Statement

All accredited school systems are required to complete a Rule 10 Annual Assurance Statement. The Assurance Statement reflects compliance with Rule 10 regulations and allows for the self-reporting of unmet regulations for the 2022-23 School Year.

NAC 92 Chapter 10 003.07  Assurance Statement.  Each school system shall, by November 1 of each year, submit to the Department an Assurance Statement, as prescribed by the Department, signed by a representative of the school system governing body affirming compliance or specifically noting any noncompliance with the regulations contained in this Chapter.

The Rule 10 Assurance Non Public 2022-2023 collection is accessible via the NDE Portal. An activation code will be needed to add the collection to a portal account. This can be obtained from the portal District Administrator through their District Admin tab. Once obtained, the collection can be added within the Data Collections tab beginning Wednesday, September 21, 2022.  Submission of the Annual Assurance Statement must be time stamped before 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2022.

Additional directions for completing the Rule 10 Nonpublic School Assurance Statement can be found within the collection itself.  Please note that any self-reporting of unmet regulations will not automatically result in a Formal Notice unless that regulation is mandated by State Statute. 

Contact Information: For assistance in accessing the portal: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Questions regarding compliance and interpretation of regulations may be emailed to: nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov

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

Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance 2022-2023

Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance for 2022-2023 has been posted to the Nonpublic Resources webpage: https://www.education.ne.gov/dataservices/nonpublic/

This guidance document provides information for Nonpublic System data reporting including a comprehensive list of specific collections (such as ADVISER Person ID, Staff Reporting and Nonpublic Curriculum) which Nonpublic Systems are required to complete throughout the school year.

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

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)

Rule 11: Prekindergarten Program Report for 2022-2023 – Opened: September 7 – Due: October 15

OPENS
09/07/2022
CLOSES
10/15/2022

Public School Districts and ESUs

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.

For those with access to the 21-22 PreKindergarten Report, simply enter the collection directly from your portal account when it opens on Sept 7. 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. The full collection name is “PreKindergarten Report”.

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

Rule 10 Public Schools Annual Assurance Statement – Opens: Sept 12 – Due: Nov 1

OPENS
09/12/2022
CLOSES
11/01/2022

Rule 10 Assurance Statement: Public School Districts

All accredited school systems are required to complete a Rule 10 Annual Assurance Statement. The Assurance Statement reflects compliance with Rule 10 regulations and allows for the self-reporting of unmet regulations for the 2022-23 School Year.

NAC 92 Chapter 10 003.07  Assurance Statement.  Each school system shall, by November 1 of each year, submit to the Department an Assurance Statement, as prescribed by the Department, signed by a representative of the school system governing body affirming compliance or specifically noting any noncompliance with the regulations contained in this Chapter.

The Rule 10 Public School Assurance Statement is accessible via an activation code on the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab beginning Monday, September 12, 2022.  Submission of the Annual Assurance Statement must be time stamped before 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2022.

Additional directions for completing the Rule 10 Public School Assurance Statement can be found on the collection document.  Please note that any self-reporting of unmet regulations will not automatically result in a Formal Notice unless that regulation is mandated by State Statute. 

Contact Information: For assistance in accessing the portal: NDE Service Desk ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org

Questions regarding compliance and interpretation of regulations may be emailed to: nde.accreditation@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)

NEW – Now Collecting Safety Contacts from Public and Nonpublic Schools

OPENS
08/01/2022

The “District Contact Information” collection (formally known as “District Curriculum Contact Information”) opened August 1, 2022. This collection is located within the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal and now collects Safety Contacts from Public Schools and Nonpublic Systems.

To obtain access to the collection, an activation code is required. This code can be obtained from your portal District Administrator. (For Public Schools who had prior access to the District Curriculum Contact Collection, your current access will suffice. Simply enter the “District Contact Information” collection directly from your portal account.)

Once the collection is added, use the drop-down menu to select “Safety Contact”. Provide contact information for the primary school safety contact and the district’s social media monitor contact.

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

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

NDE: IMPORTANT – Special Education Reporting System (SPEDFRS) – Paraprofessional Reporting for School Year 2021-2022

Required for 2021-2022 – SPED Paraprofessional SPI Code “7, S & I” with Position Assignment “5162”.  SPED Paraprofessional staff need to be reported in both the CDC and NSSRS.

REMINDER:  NSSRS Staffing Information deadline to make changes is June 30 of the school year.  It is extremely important that Special Education Staffing Information be correct for SPEDFRS reporting and reimbursement.

2020-20201 SPEDFRS is available to see the NDE staffing adjustments resulting from inappropriate NSSRS SPI Code. Corrections to NSSRS for the current 2021-2022 year may be needed to ensure reimbursement for 2021-2022.

Below are the SPED (SPI) Indicators that must be used to be considered for reimbursement. Staff Type (Professional, Sign Language Interpreters and Paraprofessional) without the proper indicators will not save or upload into SPEDFRS. 

SPED “SPI Code” and “Position Assignment” – Required for Professional Staff and Sign Language Interpreters – must be correctly coded in Staff Reporting to be eligible for reimbursement.  Deadline to submit Staff Reporting Data for the current school year is June 15, audit window – June 30.

  • “S” SPED School Age -State/Local Funds – (Report in SPEDFRS only)
  • “I” SPED School Age Federal-IDEA, (Report in IDEA and SPEDFRS)
  • “7” SPED Early Childhood Federal-IDEA/State/Local (Report in IDEA and SPEDFRS)

 “Position assignments” for Supervision of Special Education should be coded as:

  • 1110 Program Supervision, using the above SPI Codes
  • 2323 Special Education Administrator/Director, using the above SPI Codes
  • 2325 Supervisor/Director, using the above SPI Codes
  • 2327 Coordinator, using the above SPI Codes
  • 2329 Assistant Administrator, using the above SPI Codes

These codes will be applied to the 8% for Supervision costs and allows for clerical reimbursement costs. 

If a SPED staff is split coded in Staff Reporting, separate entries are required in SPEDFRS with the…Read More › – NDE: IMPORTANT – Special Education Reporting System (SPEDFRS) – Paraprofessional Reporting for School Year 2021-2022

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (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/