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New Superintendent Orientations

2024/25 New Superintendent Orientations

To help “new” superintendents gain a better understanding of school finance, New Superintendent Orientations have been developed to cover the following information:

  • School District Funds
  • Budget Document and Schedules
  • LC-2 Form and Special Grant Funds
  • Administrator Data Submission Responsibilities – ADVISER Helpdesk & Consolidated Data Collection
  • Annual Financial Report
  • Federal Programs/Grants Management System
  • State Aid

Although these orientations are for first and second year superintendents, all superintendents are welcome to attend in order to become more comfortable with the basics of school finance. Business managers and bookkeepers are welcome to participate as well.

The two sites for the 2024/25 New Superintendent Orientations are listed below.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 (8:30-3:00)

  • North Platte (ESU 16; 1221 W 17th St, North Platte, NE 69101)

Thursday, July 18, 2024 (8:30-3:00)

  • Lincoln (NDE; 500 S 84th St, 1st Floor Board Room, Lincoln, NE 68510). It is recommended to attend in person, but if that is not possible, the July 18th orientation will be available by zoom.

Orientation Agenda

Morning Session Topics:

  • Budgeted Funds
  • School District Budget
  • LC-2 and Special Grant Fund List
  • State Aid Basics
  • Annual Financial Report and Users’ Manual
  • Federal Programs & Grants Management System (GMS) Basics
  • NCSA Presentation

Afternoon Session Agenda:

Both afternoon sessions (1-3 p.m.) will be offered as an opportunity to work one-on-one with NDE staff on any finance questions including the following or others:

  • In-person budget assistance
  • Data submission questions/concerns
  • Federal funding
  • Fund use/building projects/Bond issues

Participants should bring the documents listed below to the Orientation.  These documents will be referred to throughout the day.

Additionally, please have your log in for GMS prior to attending if possible.  Log in can be set up by contacting the NDE Help Desk.

To register, contact Micki Iverson by email ( or by telephone at (402) 471-1894.  When registering, include the following information:

  • date you will attend
  • names of those attending
  • your school district name
  • your email address
  • if you plan to go to in-person assistance

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom (if applicable) meeting and information on the documents you will need during the Orientation.


Updated July 11, 2024 4:27pm