Title X

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.  The Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently was reauthorized in 2015 as Title VII, Part B of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  Under this program, State educational agencies (SEAs) and Local educational agencies (LEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.  Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.  States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school.

Administrator Days 2017 Power Point Presentations

NCHE (National Center for Homeless Education) Briefs 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act – Laws and Guidance

Sample Dispute Resolution Process

Sample McKinney-Vento Written Notification of Enrollment/Placement Decision Form

Form for Parent/Guardian/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth to Dispute the District Decision.

Sample McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Written Response and Right to Appeal Notification

Sample McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Written Response and Right to Appeal Notification

(Required Process, Sample Form)

Homeless Education – Miscellaneous

Homeless Resources

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national membership association dedicated to educational excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The National Center for Homeless Education
The NCHE provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The National Center on Family Homelessness
The National Center on Family Homelessness is at the forefront of research and evaluation, program design, service delivery, systems integration, and advocacy to help homeless children and their families.

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

Homeless Shelter Information-Nebraska

Homeless shelters across Nebraska are listed alphabetically as reported by its respective school district.

To navigate, click on a link below or simply scroll down until you find the location you are looking for. For a printer-friendly version of the list, click on the ‘Print Version’ icon

AuburnChadronGrand IslandLexingtonNorfolkOmaha
BellevueFairburyHastingsLincolnNorth PlatteScottsbluff

Printable PDF Homeless Shelter’s


Project Response
P.O. Box 213
Auburn, NE 68305


Family Service Safe Haven
116 E. Mission Avenue
Bellevue, NE 68005


Family Rescue Services
P.O. Box 877
Chadron, NE 69337


Hope Crisis
P.O. Box 273
Fairbury, NE 68352


Care Corps, Inc.
723 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68025

Grand Island

Hope Harbor
610 West Division
Grand Island, NE 68801


Crisis Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 1008
Grand Island, NE 68802


Catholic Social Services
515 West 3rd Street
Hastings, NE 68901


Crossroads Center
421 North Lincoln Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901


Emergency Protective Service Shelter
621 North Lincoln
Hastings, NE 68901


Spouse Abuse/Sexual Assault Crisis Center
2608 West 2nd Street
P.O. Box 8
Hastings, NE 68901


RAFT, Inc.
P.O. Box 1741
Kearney, NE 68848


The S.A.F.E. Center, Inc.
3710 Central Avenue, Ste. 10
Kearney, NE 68847


Haven House Community Services Center, Inc.
109 West 8th Street
Lexington, NE 68850


Parent-Child Center
P.O. Box 722
Lexington, NE 68850


Cedars Freeway Station
1911 South 20th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502


Cedars Youth Services
640 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503


Friendship Home
P.O. Box 30268
Lincoln, NE 68503


People’s City Mission
110 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68501


Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Services
P.O. Box 714
McCook, NE 69001


Bright Horizons
P.O. Box 1711
Norfolk, NE 68702


Temporary Housing Action Team
1628 West Berry Hill Drive
Norfolk, NE 68701


Wesley Center Crisis Nursery
409-1/2 Phillip Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

North Platte

Lincoln County Community Services
Lincoln Connection
P.O. Box 1881
North Platte, NE 69101


Rape/Domestic Abuse Program
P.O. Box 393
North Platte, NE 69101


Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program
P.O. Box 22
Ogallala, NE 69153


Catholic Social Services
P.O. Box 4346
Omaha, NE 68104


Child Saving Institute
Children’s Crisis Center
115 South 46th Street
Omaha, NE 68132


Open Door Mission Ministries
Lydia House
3030 North 21st Street East
Omaha, NE 68110


Open Door Mission Ministries
Family Ministries
2706 North 21st Street East
Omaha, NE 68110


St. Vincent de Paul Family Shelter
613 North 17th Street
Omaha, NE 68102


The Salvation Army/CARES
3612 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68102


Salvation Army Homeless Housing Program
3612 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68102


Domestic Violence Emergency Services
P.O. Box 434
Scottsbluff, NE 69361


Panhandle Youth Shelter
3350 North 10th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361


North Central Quad Counties
421 East 3rd Street
Valentine, NE 69201


Haven House Family Services Center
P.O. Box 44
Wayne, NE 68787

Title II-A NCLB Qualified Teachers

(Important Please Read: This is no longer required, effective 2016-2017)

NCLB Qualified Teacher Forms and Information Section

* Nebraska Revised State Plan (2008 pdf)
* District Information (Word Format)
* HOUSSE Application NDE 34-031 (Word format)
* Teacher Information and Instructions (2008 pdf)
* Requirements for Public School Teachers (2008 pdf)
* Teacher Testing Requirements (New to Elementary) (pdf)
* Qualified Teachers Out of State Requirements (2007 pdf)
* Qualified Teachers Special Education Criteria (2008 pdf)
* Qualified Teachers Special Education Teacher Definitions (2009 pdf)

* See Contact Information (Bottom of the Page)

Title II Qualified Teacher Reference

ESEA/NCLB Title II: Parts A-B-D NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers/Principals

NCLB Qualified Teacher Lookup System (outside link)
NCLB Qualified Teacher Requirement Frequent Asked Questions (2008 pdf)

Federal Law and Definition Part A

Title II – Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Section 2102 Purpose
The purpose of this part is to provide grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to:

  1. increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and
  2. hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Teacher-to-Teacher Training Corps

  • Click here to view Teacher to Teacher Training Corps Information release

Staff/Teacher Attestation Form for Schools

Contact Information (Outside Title I)

Brad Conner, 402-471-2741 or brad.conner@nebraska.gov

Qualified Teachers Program

Pat Madsen, Program Specialist
ph: 402-471-4863 fax: 471-5127
 Adria Bace, Program Specialist
ph: 402-471-4312 fax: 402-471-5022



Title I-D Neglect/Delinquent

Guidance Package on Providing Quality Education

ESEA/ESSA Title I-D Neglected and Delinquent Program Section

Federal Law and Definition

Section 1401 Purpose and Program Authorization.

(a)Purpose It is the purpose of this part to –

(1) to improve educational services for children and youth in local, tribal, and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children in the State are expected to meet;

(2) to provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and

(3) to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts, and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education and the involvement of their families and communities.

Every Student Succeeds Act 114-95

Title I-D Information

Annual Count

Contact: Pat Frost (402 471-2478)

Title I The Title I Annual Caseload Count of Children in Local Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent from the 5 districts with county detention centers located within their districts, and from the 16 districts with neglected facilities located within their districts will now report form NDE: 04-017 on the CDC. Notifications will be sent to the districts. Complete directions are located on the CDC.

Annual Performance Reports, Data Systems, Reporting, and Evaluation


Assessment and Data Collection

Diverse Student Populations

Family and Parent Engagement

Juvenile Services and Mentoring


Bridge to Independence Program

You are eligible to start the Bridge to Independence program if you are between 19 and 21 years old and are in one of these situations:

  • You aged out of foster care in an out-of-home placement.
  • You were discharged into independent living from foster care.
  • You were adopted from foster care at age 16 or older (your benefits are a little different).
  • You entered into a guardianship agreement at age 16 or older (your benefits are a little different.
  • The Bridge to Independence Program

Title I-A School Improvement

ESEA/Title I Part A School Improvement

Statewide Title I Accountability Research

School/District Improvement

Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools (PLAS)

School Improvement Grants (SIG)

Approved Evidence-Based Whole Reform Models


School Improvement Grant (SIG) Resources

SIG Cohort I 2010-2011

SIG Cohort 2 2011-2012

SIG Cohort 3 2012-2013

SIG Cohort 4 2013-2014

SIG Cohort 5 2014-2015

SIG Cohort 6 2015-2016

SIG Cohort 7 2016-17


School Improvement Grant Applications Not Funded April 2012

 Waiver Request Notices

Federal Programs A – Z List



Allocations Page
Allocations (Accountability)
Adequate Yearly Progress
Allowable Expenditures
Annual Meeting
Attestation Form
Carryover Waiver Request
Caseload Count (Neglected)
Committee of Practitioners (COP)
Community Eligibility Provisions (CEP)
Distinguished Schools
District Parent Involvement Policy (Title I)
Educator Equity Plan (Nebraska)
Equitable Services
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Federal Programs Allocations
Foster Care and Title I
Foster Care Guidance
Grant Management Guidance
Head Start
Homeless Education
Local Report Card Requirements
McKinney-Vento Act
Monitoring Information
Monitoring Guide Checklist
Needs Improvement
Nonpublic Information
Parent Involvement
Part D
Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools (PLAS)
Private School
Report Card Guidance
Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
Rubric (Schoolwide Programs)
Rubric (Targeted Assistance)
School Improvement
School Improvement Grant Application
School Improvement Grants (SIG)
School Policy
Schoolwide Peer Review
Schoolwide Programs (SWP)
Small Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA)
State of the Schools Report
Targeted Assistance School (TAS)
Time and Effort Reporting
Title I District Parent Involvement Policy
Waiver Request Notification


Federal Programs

Education is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United States. It is States and communities, as well as public and private organizations of all kinds, that establish schools and colleges, develop curricula, and determine requirements for enrollment and graduation. These federal programs assist in completing the educational goals of our students.

Foster Care and Title I

Nebraska Educator Equity Plan

Committee of Practitioner’s Meeting Information

Allocations 2017-2018

Monitoring Schedules/Checklists/Forms Section

Grants Management (GMS) and Finance

ESEA/NCLB Programs

2014 Federal Programs Conference ( Updated 2015)

2016 Administrators’ Days Presentations

2017 Administrator Days Presentations

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