June 21, 2018


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.  Thank you!!


2017-2018 Parallel Year for Reporting Data to NSSRS and ADVISER


With the school year 2017-2018 being a parallel year for reporting data to NSSRS and ADVISER, we would like to remind our districts of the appropriate Helpdesk to contact for each system to ensure your questions are answered in a timely matter.


For questions regarding NSSRS data, please send in a Helpdesk Request from the NDE Portal or an email to:  nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov.


For questions regarding ADVISER data, please send an email to:  adviserhelp@nebraskacloud.org.


Please submit your NDE Helpdesk questions through either Helpdesk Request from the NDE Portal, or send an email to the NDE Helpdesk email address:  nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov.  Please do not send emails directly to the NDE Helpdesk Staff or call them directly as this will delay our response.


    Monthly/Year-End SPED SnapshotAUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

Contact:  Robyn Gonzales (402-471-4341 or robyn.gonzales@nebraska.gov)

Make sure all children, birth to 21 who received Special Education services during the 2017-2018 are correctly reflected in the SPED Snapshot.  Audit window closes June 30.


2017-2018 AQuESTT Evidence-Based Analysis (EBA)DUE DATE:  June 30

Contact:  nde.aquestt@nebraska.gov


All public school systems are required to complete the 2017-2018 AQuESTT Evidence-Based Analysis (EBA) as part of the Annual Statistical Summary as directed by the Commissioner pursuant to Section 79-528(2). The EBA for both public districts and schools will be web-based, as it was in the 2016-2017 school year, and is currently available on the NDE Portal. The EBA is designed to provide information in support of AQuESTT classification processes, which will inform continuous improvement efforts. School administrators should work with school staff to complete and submit the EBA by June 30, 2018. Please review these 2017-2018 AQuESTT EBA instructions and AQuESTT EBA FAQs regarding completion of the EBA through the Portal collection. Additionally, these short videos walk you through retrieving the AQuESTT EBA district activation code(s), or school activation code(s).



Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collectionsAUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30


Annual Participation Report

Title I Part A School-wide Projects and/or Targeted Assistance Schools; Title I Part A Funded Staff; Neglected/Delinquent; Homeless – Unaccompanied.

Collection completed by Public – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

For more information, contact Beth Wooster – beth.wooster@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2452 or

Diane Stuehmer – diane.stuehmer@nebraska.gov (402) 471-1740


Days In Session/Instructional Program Hours

Days in session by grade.

Instructional program Hours –KG, Elem & Sec. Also included in this collection are Pre-K instructional hours for public district/system operated early childhood education programs by attendance site.

Collection completed by Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose Schools – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

For more information on Days In Session, contact Bryce Wilson – bryce.wilson@nebraska.gov (402) 471-3570

For information on Pre-Kindergarten, Tammi Hicken – tammi.hicken@nebraska.gov (402) 471-3184

For information on Instructional Program Hours, Kim Snyder – kim.snyder@nebraska.gov (402) 471-4351


ESU/District/System/School Information Report

Collects demographic data for ESUs, Districts, Systems and Schools for the next school year.

Collection completed by Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose Schools, ESU and Interim – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

For more information, contact Ginny Carter – ginny.carter@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2369


Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) Information

Collects district and school information and Improvement Goals and Graduation Requirements.

Collection completed by Public – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

Please review carefully has this collections has had some changes this year.

For more information, NDE Helpdesk – nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov 888-285-0556


Nonpublic High School Completer Report

The Nonpublic Completer Report is for each nonpublic system that has the potential of serving students in grade 12.

Collection completed by Nonpublic – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

For more information, contact NDE Helpdesk – nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov 888-285-0556


Pupil Transportation Report

Transportation/Bus Information.

Collection completed by Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose Schools, ESU – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

For more information, contact Janice Eret – Janice.eret@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2248


Report of Suspensions/Expulsions

Suspension/Expulsions (Including Firearm Expulsions).

Collection completed by Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose Schools – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

For more information, contact NDE Helpdesk – nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov 888-285-0556


Substitute Teachers

Collects all substitute teachers by name, their NDE Staff ID, and the number of days taught.

Collection completed by Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose Schools, ESU and Interim – AUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  June 30

For more information, contact NDE Helpdesk – nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov 888-285-0556



Completers 2017-2018


Reminder to report regular school year completers on or before June 15.  Summer School completers for 2017-2018 school year can be reported in the Fall in the 2017-2018 Follow-up Collection.


   2018-2019 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Competitive GrantDUE DATE:  July 16

Contact:  Cathy Mohnike (402-471-1419 or cathy.mohnike@nebraska.gov)


The 2018-2019 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Competitive grant application was available in the GMS system on Friday, June 1 and will be due by midnight on Monday, July 16.


    IDEA School District and Planning Region Team (PRT) Determinations

Available on NDE Portal

Contact:  Robyn Gonzales Consultant (402-471-2471)


2018 Annual District and PRT Special Education determinations for both IDEA Part B and Part C is now available on ILCD 3.0.  This year’s determinations for both Part B and Part C are available on the NDE Portal under Data Collections tab in the ILCD 3.0.   The Part B District Performance Report, Determination & Public Reporting document as well as the Part C PRT Performance Report, Public Reporting & Determinations document can be found on the Office of Special Education website:



Districts and Planning Region Teams receiving less than a “Meets Requirements” determination will be contacted by NDE Office of Special Education staff to discuss available technical assistance.



IDEA Maintenance of Fiscal Effort (MOE) Eligibility Standard for Special Education CLOSES:  July 18

Contact:  Pete Biaggio (402-471-4308 or pete.biaggio@nebraska.gov)

School district eligibility for receipt of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA Part B) funds are contingent upon maintaining fiscal effort from year to year. Districts are to report within this application estimated special education expenditures, receipts, and resident child counts to establish eligibility for the receipt IDEA Part B funds through the Grant Management system (GMS) during the 2018-2019 year.



SPED IDEA Consolidated Application (GMS)CLOSES:  July 18

Contact:  Susie Pierce ( 402-471-4333 or suzie.pierce@nebraska.gov)

The 2018-2019 SPED IDEA Consolidated application is scheduled to open in the GMS Friday, June 1 with a due date of July 18 (11:59 p.m. CDT). Check the GMS logon page for any updates https://nde.mtwgms.org/NDEGMSWebv02/logon.aspx .



2018-2019 Early Childhood State Continuation GrantsDUE DATE:  July 23

Contact:  Kristine Luebbe (402-471-1860 or kristine.luebbe@nebraska.gov)

The 2018-2019 Early Childhood State Continuation Grant application is open for specified districts for continuation of current grant funds in GMS and is due to NDE by July 23.



2018-2019 SPED Planning Region Team (PRT) GrantDUE DATE:  August 1

Contact:  Cole Johnson (402-471-4318 or cole.johnson@nebraska.gov)

The 2018-2019 SPED Planning Region Team (PRT) Grant application is open in the GMS and due to NDE August 1



Prekindergarten Intent to Operate Statement

Contact:  Kristine Luebbe (402-471-1860 or kristine.luebbe@nebraska.gov)

Districts or Educational Service units intending to establish a prekindergarten program shall provide the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood written verification as described in Rule 11, 003.01 at least 60 days prior to beginning such program.  Please submit the required verification to Kristine Luebbe: kristine.luebbe@nebraska.gov.


New Superintendents2018-2019 School Year

Contact:  NDE Helpdesk (888-285-0556 or nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov)


If your district/system has a new Superintendent for the 2018-2019 School Year, please have them:

  1. Register for an NDE Portal account if they do not already have an account. If they already have an account with another district, this account can follow them to their new position.
  2. If they are needing to create an NDE Portal account, they will use the blue Register link on the left-hand side of the Home Page of the Portal and select their own Login ID & Password.
  3. Once the account has been created or to modify their current account, they will need to contact the NDE Helpdesk to get set up on the Portal as the new District Administrator for your district/system.


The exiting Superintendent/District Administrator will need to:

  1. Remove their access to the collections for the district they are leaving. This is done under the Edit/Remove link to the left of each collection they have access to in their Portal account.
  2. They will also need to remove the District Administrator activation code from their account under the “My Profile” Please contact the NDE Helpdesk if assistance is required for any of these steps.