May 2, 2019


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 NSSRS Post School Survey UploadOPEN:  May 2 – DUE DATE:  June 15


Contact: NDE Helpdesk ( or 888-285-0556)

Public Schools Only

The 2017-2018 Post School Survey collection is a standalone collection for this year only.  The collection can be found in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  An activation code is required to add the collection to an NDE Portal account.  This collection replaces the file upload process that was previously submitted in the NSSRS Data Manager.

Districts will use the same file format that has been used in past years and upload that file in this collection.  The Post School Survey template is submitted during the 2018-2019 School Year for the 2017-2018 Career Education Concentrator graduates.  The report of the students that should be included in this template is located in the NSSRS Validations for 2017-2018.  The report is located in the Verification Reports for Student under the Career Education section; Post School Survey – Completers with Diploma.



AIR GBG is looking for Schools to ParticipateOPEN:  May 1

Contact:  Sonia Sherman, NDE State Coordinator for this grant (

The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is an evidence-based classroom management strategy that teachers use to help students develop skills, including teamwork and self-regulation.  Long-term benefits include pro-socialization effects such as reducing violent and aggressive behaviors, bullying, substance abuse, and suicide ideation or attempts.

GBG is implemented in elementary classrooms, and, as a strategy rather than a curriculum, it aligns well with positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) systems.  Students work individually or in groups on a task or activity in any content area.

Contact Sonia if your school is interested in learning more!


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 – (402) 471-2452 or

Diane Stuehmer – (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.

Days In Session and Instructional Program Hours Collection completed by Nonpublic – DUE June 15

Only Instructional Program Hours section of Collection completed by Public, Special Purpose

For more information on Days In Session, contact Bryce Wilson – (402) 471-4320

For information on Pre-Kindergarten, Tammi Hicken – (402) 471-3184

For information on Instructional Program Hours, Brad Conner – (402) 471-4355


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, ESU and Interim – DUE June 15

NEW ITEM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS ONLY:  Grade levels are identified for Elementary/Middle School for AQuESTT if applicable.

For more information, contact Ginny Carter – (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

NEW ITEM:  Now collects grade level used for NAI reporting.

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

For more information, NDE Helpdesk –  (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 – (888) 285-0556


Pupil Transportation Report

Transportation/Bus Information.

Collection completed by Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose, ESU – DUE June 15

For more information, contact Janice Eret – (402) 471-2248

Report of Suspensions/Expulsions

Suspension/Expulsions (Including Firearm Expulsions)

Collection completed by Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose – DUE June 15

NEW THIS YEAR FOR PUBLIC AND SPECIAL PURPOSE SCHOOLS ONLY:  Suspension/Expulsion data comes directly from the SIS.  Only the Assurances need to be checked.

For more information, contact NDE Helpdesk – (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, ESU and Interim – DUE June 15

For more information, contact NDE Helpdesk – (888) 285-0556


2019-2020 Early Childhood Endowment (Sixpence) GrantOPEN in GMS – DUE:  May 3

Contact:  Stephanni Renn (402-476-9401 or or Karen Pinkelman (402-476-9401 or

This grant is only available to specified districts/ESUs for continuation of current grants.  Due to NDE May 3.


Revisions to Guidance on Reporting Attendance in ADVISER

Contact:  NDE Helpdesk (888-285-0556 or

Per NDE Rule 1 Section 003.03B4 and NDE Rule 2 Section 006.02B, school districts are required to maintain cumulative attendance and membership records for all students.  NDE is revising guidance on reporting student attendance in the ADVISER data system.  Upon further review, it was determined this information is required for the following:  1.) all K-12 students during the regular school year, and 2.) all students in Early Childhood programs with program codes 01 – 05. NDE will update the Who Reports What document to reflect this information.  In the meantime, please do the best you can for reporting 2018-2019 calendar and attendance data.  Review the Calendar Details, Student Attendance Summary, and ADA/ADM verification reports in the ADVISER Validation website to ensure students are being reported correctly.

As a reminder, under ADVISER the Days in Session count for each student is determined by looking at the calendar track the student is assigned to and summing up the number of in-session days reported under that track.  Only in-session days that are between the student’s enrollment entry and exit dates are counted.  A student is automatically assumed to be present for all in-session days reported in their calendar track, unless an absence is reported.  The number of Days Present for a student is found by summing their Days in Session from their calendar track and subtracting the absences reported for the student.  The Average Daily Membership calculation aggregates the Days in Session numbers for all students, with each student’s numbers being weighted according to their FTE.  The Average Daily Attendance is the same calculation performed using the Days Present numbers.


Time and Effort SupportAll Federal Grants

Contact: Tom Goeschel (402-471-3571 or

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires an employee whose salary and wages are supported, in whole or in part, with Federal funds to document his/her time spent working on Federal programs in order to ensure charges to each Federal program reflect an accurate account of the employee’s time and effort devoted to that program.  The CFR addresses two types of documentation:  semiannual certifications and personnel activity reports.

All Federal grants (IDEA, Title, Perkins, Homeless, Migrant, Early Childhood, etc.) that claim salaries/wages for reimbursement are required to have time and effort logs with their final submission.  Failure to comply with this regulation is non-compliance with Federal grant requirements and can result in the funding required to be returned.  When the school districts and ESU’s applied for these funds you also agreed to comply with the Federal regulations that goes with these types of funds.

Time and Effort logs must be supported with the NSSRS Staff Reporting system using the appropriate instructional SPI Code-Position Assignment.  The deadline for the updating the NSSRS Staff Reporting system is June 30.


2019-2020 Perkins Consolidated GrantOPEN in GMS – DUE:  May 22

Contact Katie Graham (402-471-3104 or

The 2019-2020 Perkins Consolidated Grant application is open in the GMS.  Due to NDE May 22.



2019-2020 SPED Planning Region Team (PRT) GrantDUE:  August 1

Contact: Cole Johnson (402-471-4318 or

The 2019-2020 SPED Planning Region Team (PRT) Grant application is open in the GMS.  Due to NDE August 1.