Regulations/Policies

 

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Reentry Programs

Re-engaging Out of School Youth with Disabilities

Overview:
In September 2011, the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Special Education participated in a Continuous Improvement Visit with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).  The Visit incorporated a “Results” discussion which provided NDE the opportunity to meet with stakeholders to study beyond the issue of compliance and focus on improved results for students with disabilities.  NDE selected the topic of re-entry.

With the support of the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD), Nebraska is conducting research and dedicating resources to promote re-entry programs or efforts to re-engage out of school youth with disabilities.  Guidance from the NDPC-SD provides that high school students with disabilities who drop out of school are costly to society.  Compared to those who graduate, they are more likely to be unemployed, dependent on public services, and involved in the criminal justice system.  Therefore, the work to support youth with disabilities who have dropped out of school to re-engage and finish a high school credential is critical for the student, school and community.

Please find below resources and updates on Nebraska’s efforts to improve outcomes by re-engaging out of school youth disabilities.  Check back often for more information!

Dropout Recovery:
Dropout recovery is a strategy to pursue the best possible outcome for students who have already dropped out of school.  This might include re-enrolling a student to earn a diploma, completion of the GED, or other methods of delivering instruction on employment and life skills for someone who has dropped out of school.  This brief provides information and examples related to these recovery strategies.
Dropout Recovery Brief

Resources from the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities

logoReentry Programs for Out of School Youth with Disabilities
High school students with disabilities who drop out are costly to society. Consequently, helping students with disabilities graduate has become a prominent national concern. Students with disabilities drop out at higher rates than their nondisabled peers and experience more obstacles to reentry. Education providers throughout the country have responded to this situation by offering reentry programs to which students with disabilities can return to complete their high school education. These programs are specifically designed to address students’ barriers to school completion and prepare them for college and career readiness. Hence, the NDPC-SD has created the following three reports to help you better understand the issue and to assist you in planning new reentry programs or redesigning existing programs.
View Reports

logoReentry Programs:  Model Program Database
This database includes 140+ model recovery/reentry programs for youth with disabilities.  Check it out!
Model Programs Database

Nebraska’s Results Stakeholder Committee and Meeting Agendas (September 2011)
The links below provide a listing of the stakeholder committee members and the agendas for the Results meeting.
Stakeholder Committee Membership
Stakeholder Meeting Agendas

Nebraska’s Plan (September 2011)
Nebraska’s Improvement Activities for developing and implementing re-entry programs for out of school youth with disabilities.
Strategic Plan 2011 – 2014

 

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Public Reporting

IDEA Part B

State Profile Page
click on any state to see the following:

FFY 2015 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report
Part B Levels of Determinations
State Systemic Improvement Plan
IDEA State Determination Letter and Explanation
Data Summary 

Federal Application

Public Reporting and District Determinations Guide

Part B Levels of Determination 2017

IDEA Part C

State Profile Page
click on any state to see the following:

FFY 2015 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report
Part C Levels of Determinations
State Systemic Improvement Plan
IDEA State Determination Letter and Explanation
Data Summary 

Federal Application

Public Reporting and PRT Determinations Guide

Part C Levels of Determinations 2017

Data Reporting

Nebraska Special Education Data

State Ward Statistical Snapshot
January 2015

Nebraska State of the Schools Report

U.S. Department of Education Data Products

State Level Data Reports including:

Part B

  • Assessment
  • Child Count
  • Child Count and Educational Environments
  • Discipline
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Educational Environments
  • Exiting
  • Maintenance of Effort Reduction and Coordinated Early Intervening Services
  • Personnel

Part C

  • Child Count
  • Child Count and Settings
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Exiting
  • Settings

 

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Nebraska Results Driven Accountability (RDA)

Nebraska’s RDA Stakeholder Membership

Part C Early Intervention
Part C RDA Update (March 2015)
Nebraska Indicator C11/SSIP – Phase I
Nebraska Indicator C11/SSIP – Phase II

Part B Early Childhood

Part B School Age
Achieving Results for
Children with Disabilities: NeMTSS (ppt)

Nebraska Indicator B17/SSIP – Phase I
Appendix A – RDA Stakeholder Membership
Appendix B – Indicator Data Broad View
Appendix C – Race Proficiency by Grade Level

Nebraska Indicator B17/SSIP – Phase II

October 15, 2015 – Stakeholder Meeting
Part CAgenda EI Process with RBIRDA OverviewOutcomes Determinations
Part BAgendaPowerpointCalculations Example

November 17, 2015 – Supporting RDA Through Policy, Practice and Procedure
Alan Coulter – Presentation (video)
Prepare for Impact – Powerpoint
Link to additional information – http://www.hdc.lsuhsc.edu/tiers/resources.aspx

Silvia DeRuvo – Presentation (video)
TIP Team Planning – Powerpoint
Analyzing Improvement Strategies SISEP Hexagon Tool
TIP Implementation Action Plan
TIP Practice Profile
TIP Practice Profile Blank
TIP Strategies Deep Implementation

August 15, 2016 – Results Driven Accountability Systems of Support
Alan Coulter – Presentation – Keys to Success with TIPS
Presentation Videos
Presentation Handout
Conference Documents
TIP Information Sheet
Impact Area Document
Results Matter TA Document
Policy Statement

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Monitoring

Special Education Monitoring Forms

Monitoring Protocol For School Districts Birth to 21
Sample State Complaint Form

Part B (age three to 21)

Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance to Pay for Services under the IDEA

File Review

Part B File Review Checklist: Training Tool

Forms Review

Forms Review Checklist

Individual Model Forms

  • Student Assistance Team Report & Referral pdf
  • Prior Written Notice & Consent for Initial Evaluation pdf
  • Notification of Meeting pdf
  • Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team Report pdf
  • Prior Written Notice & Initial Consent for Services/Placement pdf
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) pdf
  • Notice for Change of Placement pdf
  • Consent to Invite Outside Agency to IEP pdf
  • Consent to Excuse IEP Member – Area Not Being Discussed pdf
  • Consent to Excuse IEP Member – Area Being Discussed pdf
  • Summary of Performance pdf
  • Review of Existing Evaluation Data pdf
  • Parental Revocation of Consent pdf

Part B Public Reporting and District Determinations, Technical Guide (pdf April 2016)

Part C (Birth to three)

File Review

Part C File Review IFSP Checklist (pdf)

Part C Desk Audit Checklist (pdf)

Forms

Part C Public Reporting and PRT Determinations, Technical Guide (pdf April 2016)

 

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Special Education Finance

Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Worksheet Instructions and Tracking Tool

Misc. Information

Estimated Enrollment/Poverty Funding Calculations

IDEA Sub Recipient Fiscal Monitoring

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Disability Specific Programs

Autism Spectrum Disorders Network

Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project

Nebraska Regional Programs for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Grant

NDE Brain Injury Supports

State Plans

Vision Services

Statewide Education Programs and Support Services for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Dispute Resolution

Due Process

Due Process Hearing Officer’s Report, Final Decision and Order:

Mediation

Complaints

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Data Reporting

District Reporting

ILCD Website Instructions

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