Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed for 2019-2020

OPEN:  December 2, 2019

The Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed collection is designed to identify any guidance counselors or library/media specialists who are not currently endorsed in these areas, or who currently hold a Provisional Endorsement, and are serving in that capacity and coded in Staff Reporting with a position assignment code assigned to either the Counselor or Library/Media positions while they are enrolled in a program to complete their endorsement.

The site requires districts to annually update the progress being made by the identified individuals toward their completion of either the counselor or library/media specialist endorsement.  Data that was entered for the 2018-2019 school year is now also shown in the collection.  School district personnel need to enter the number of hours/program of study, etc. for each staff member listed on this report for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.  It requires each individual to be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 6 credit hours/year toward completion of their endorsement in order to use the position assignment code for that position in the Staff Reporting.

The Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed collection will be found under the Data Collection tab in the NDE Portal beginning on December 2.  An activation code for Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed  is needed to be able to access the Counselor and Library/Media Not Endorsed system.  Activation codes are available from the District administrator.

Districts that will be required to complete the Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed collection for 2019-2020 will be notified by NDE via email.

Contact:  NDE Helpdesk (888-285-0556 or ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org) with questions regarding how to update the Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed collection.