What is a reasonable amount of time?
The answer depends on the circumstances. If the violation is the result of criminal charges and the educator that is subject to the complaint is arrested, then a Complaint filed within 90 days would be considered reasonable by the Department. If the violation is regarding an inappropriate relationship with a student and no criminal charges are filed, then a report would need to be filed much sooner to be considered reasonable. The determination on what is reasonable will be determined on a case-by-case basis but a mandatory report, no matter how seemingly insignificant, should be filed within six months of the discovery of the violation to be considered reasonable by the Nebraska Department of Education.