May 10, 2018

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.  Thank you!!

 

2018-2019 Course Codes & Clearing Endorsements – Now Available

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

The 2018-2019 Course Codes & Clearing Endorsements. Version 9.1.0 – May 9, 2018 is now available on the NSSRS Resources page.

This is an updated document from the 2018-2019 – Version 9.0.0 – April 2018.

 

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

With the new school year 2017-2018 beginning and this year 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.

 

Nonpublic Consultation for 2018-2019 School YearAUDIT WINDOW CLOSES:  May 15

Contact: Diane Stuehmer (402‐471‐1740 or diane.stuehmer@nebraska.gov)

OR Beth Wooster (402‐471‐2452 or beth.wooster@nebraska.gov)

Due Date:  May 1

It’s time to begin planning for the next school year by completing consultations with nonpublic schools regarding equitable services for the 2018-19 school year.  These two collections are located in the NDE Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) under the Data Collections tab for the following programs:

NONPUBLIC FEDERAL PROGRAMS WITHIN BOUNDARIES COLLECTION

  • Title I‐C: Migrant
  • Title II‐A: Teacher and Principal Training
  • Title III: Language Instruction for English Learners & Immigrant Students
  • Title IV‐A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
  • Title IV‐B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers

TITLE I NONPUBLIC CONSULTATION COLLECTION

  • Title I‐A: Services for At‐Risk Students

Each of these collections provide prepopulated forms, which are available for download by the public district to use when consulting with the nonpublic school(s).  Upon completion of the consultation, the public district will enter the information from the forms into the appropriate collection in the NDE Consolidated Data Collection.  Completed, signed forms will remain on file at the public district and may be requested by NDE at any time and/or reviewed during NCLB monitoring.

 

Nonpublic Federal Programs Within Boundaries Consultation

Every public school district in Nebraska having one or more nonpublic systems located within the public school district’s geographic boundaries must complete this form.  It is the responsibility of the public school district to submit this completed form to the Nebraska Department of Education, through the CDC.  A form for each nonpublic system geographically located within the public school district attendance area to document that the nonpublic system was consulted regarding potential participation in a federal  program will need to be completed.

 

Title I Nonpublic Consultation

Every District receiving Title I funds and having resident low‐income school aged students attending a nonpublic school will need to complete this collection.  The public district is not required to complete or submit a Title I Nonpublic Consultation form for Rule 12 or 13 exempt status schools.  A form will need to be completed for each Nonpublic system that has reported having students eligible for free or reduced lunch as reported in the Nonpublic Membership Report.

If a district knows of any resident low‐income students attending a Nonpublic school that is not listed, they should contact NDE to have the school added (which will generate a form for that school).

 

NOTE:  In the CDC, the category for both of these forms is “FEDERAL.”  Superintendents have access to this activation code and may assign it to appropriate staff.  As with other reports in the CDC, the person entering the data may “Submit” the data, but the Authorized Representative (usually the Superintendent) will need to “Approve” the collection.

 

EMAILS HAVE BEEN SENT TO SUPERINTENDENTS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO CONSULT WITH NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS.  A SEPARATE EMAIL WAS SENT FOR EACH COLLECTION.

Audit Window Close Date: May 15

 

2016-2017 Special Education Performance Report ReviewOPEN:  May 7

AUDIT WINDOW:   May 7 – May 21

Contact: Robyn Gonzales (402-471-4341 or robyn.gonzales@nebraska.gov) or Adria Bace (402-471-4312 or adria.bace@nebraska.gov) Part B

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

 

The 2016-2017 Special Education Performance Reports (Part B and C) is available now for School District and PRT review on the secure NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab on the ILCD 3.0 website.  The audit window provides an opportunity for school districts and PRTs to review their data and see how it compares with the state target.  It also provides a window for correction if an NDE reporting error is discovered.  Please contact Robyn Gonzales or Adria Bace with any questions or concerns for Part B and Cole Johnson for Part C.  The audit window closes on May 21.

 

2018-2019 21st CCLC Continuation GrantOPEN:   May 1 – DUE DATE:  June 15

Contact:  Jan Handa (402-471-0876 or jan.handa@nebraska.gov)

The 2018-2019 21st CCLC Continuation Grant application is open in the GMS and due to NDE June 15

 

2018-2019 21st CCLC First Time OPEN:  May 1 – DUE DATE:  June 15

Contact:  Jan Handa (402-471-0876 or jan.handa@nebraska.gov)

The 2018-2019 21st CCLC First Time Grant application is open in the GMS and due to NDE June 15

 

SPED Discipline Information SystemOPEN:  May 1 – DUE DATE:  June 15

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

Public and Special Purpose Schools Only

Report of Children with Disabilities Unilaterally Removed to an Interim Alternative Setting, or Suspended or Expelled (Special Education Discipline Report) opened on May 1.  The report is due by June 15, and must be submitted by all public and state operated schools.  It is collected on the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab.  Directions as well as a template for using the upload option have been posted on the site.

 

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collectionsOPEN:  May 1 – DUE DATE:  June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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 – DUE June 15

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

 

 

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

 

NDE Sponsored ADVISER Workdays COMING SOON to an ESU Near You

Questions:  Contact Ginny Carter at NDE (402-471-2369 or ginny.carter@nebraska.gov)

  • WHO should attend: Data Stewards, SPED Directors or person responsible for SRS/NSSRS SPED data, other team members involved with student data or state reporting.  Public Districts Only
  • WHAT: Topics to be covered at the workday include; ADVISER Validation new reports, look ups and errors, SRS, ADVISER, & SPED reporting updates and training, and ADVISER Dashboard sign on and access.
  • WHEN/WHERE: The NDE Spring ADVISER workdays have been scheduled, please contact your ESU or go to the District ADVISER web site and click on the calendar tab to get more information about dates, times, locations and how to register:  https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/adviser-early-adopter-program/

 

ADVISER District Meeting

Contact:  Ginny Carter (402-471-2369 or ginny.carter@nebraska.gov)

The April 18 ADVISER District meeting agenda and Youtube Video have been posted to the ADVISER google site under the meetings tab.  Next meeting is May 16, which will be the last meeting until next Fall.

Future meetings with connections information can be found in the calendar tab and are listed in the minutes as well.  The ADVISER google site can be found at ADVISER Google Site