To lead the improvement of outcomes for preparing all children and students with disabilities and their families for learning, earning and living through effective use of data, collaboration, communication, and a framework of differentiated support.
The NDE is committed to assisting school communities during public health emergencies. We support school districts in their decisions to keep student and staff safety their top priority. Should a crisis arise, NDE will work closely with other state and federal agencies to ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators and the restoration of the teaching and learning environment.
Below is communication released by the Office of Special Education Programs to support you as you implement IDEA during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please reach out to our office should you have any further questions.
We regret to announce that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference scheduled for May 1-2 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE. Thank you for understanding our need to make this decision at this time given the nature of this unprecedented event. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
Clarification on guidance for 92 NAC 51 – 009.04 and IDEA 60 Day Timeline for School Age Children
Guidance on Special Education Certification – April 2019
Public Reporting and Determination Guides
Early Childhood Inter-Agency Coordinating Council
Guidance from the U.S. Dept. of Education – Office for Civil Rights
Maintenance of Effort