Special Education

MTSS Symposium
Literacy for All
June 20th, 2019
This year’s theme of “Literacy for All,” features two keynote speakers and eight breakout sessions. Topics will focus on the prevention of reading difficulties, effective intervention strategies for struggling readers K-Secondary, learning disabilities, and dyslexia.
 
Who Should Attend?
Classroom teachers, special education teachers, Title I teachers, interventionists, ELL teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, curriculum and language arts specialist, reading recovery specialist, and other interested educators.
 
There will be a working lunch and a $20 registration fee.

2019 MTSS SUMMIT - "BETTER TOGETHER"

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NeMTSS is a framework that promotes an integrated system connecting general education and special education, along with all components of teaching and learning, into a high quality, standards-based instruction and intervention system that is matched to a student’s academic, social-emotional and behavior needs. The purpose of the NeMTSS 2019 Summit is to provide an overview for MTSS practices in Nebraska. As such, it will chart the course for school-wide implementation from Pre-Kindergarten through graduation. Utilizing the NeMTSS Framework, The Summit will work to make connections to the essential elements of MTSS and the systematic implementation in schools. It is intended to help all Nebraska Educators increase understanding of the various aspects of the system and to identify areas that warrant future professional development within a school setting.

The 2019 NeMTSS Summit will focus on bringing National and Nebraska speakers and presentations to support school teams to develop their knowledge in Multi-tiered Systems of Support to prepare all Nebraskans for learning, earning and living!

Purpose of Summit:
The Nebraska MTSS Summit focuses on Evidenced-Based Practices along with the leadership and systems that support sustained implementation for ALL educators in their development and understanding of the Multi-tiered System of Support Framework.

Attendees will participate in a variety of breakout sessions with National experts and hear from Nebraskans who are currently building MTSS supports, highlighting their work, successes, and lessons learned.

This Summit will create opportunities for networking and resource sharing. Sessions will include learning new strategies and insights to enhance core and intervention within both Academic and Behavioral MTSS to promote success for all students.

Audience:
Anyone who has an interest in learning about Multi-tiered System of Support.

There will be a working lunch and a $125 registration fee.

MTSS Summit Schedule:
Wednesday, September 4th: Registration 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Summit 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 5th: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, September 6th: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Guidance on Special Education Certification – April 2019

Guidance on Special Education Certification – Reimbursable under IDEA (PDF)

Technical Assistance/Guidance Documents – August 2018

Extended School Year (ESY) Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD) Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Non-Public Services to Children with Disabilities Enrolled by their Parents in Non-Public Schools – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Prior Written Notice Guidance Document (PDF)

Shortened Days Guidance Document (PDF)

Significant Disproportionality Guidance Document (PDF)

Transition Planning Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Part C Procedural Safeguards – Aug 2018 (PDF)


IDEA Part C Determination

The US Department of Education (the Department) has issued a determination under sections 616 and 642 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for each state/territory.  The Department has determined that Nebraska needs assistance in meeting the requirements of Part C of the IDEA.  In accordance with section 616(3)(1) of the IDEA and 34 CFR 303.704(a), if a state is determined to need assistance for two consecutive years, the Secretary must take one or more of the following actions: 

  1. Advise the State of available sources of technical assistance that may help the State address the areas in which the State needs assistance and require the State to work with appropriate entities;
  2. Direct the use of State-level funds on the area or areas in which the State needs assistance.The US Department of Education (the Department) has issued a determination under sections 616 and 642 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for each state/territory.  The Department has determined that Nebraska needs assistance in meeting the requirements of Part C of the IDEA.  In accordance with section 616(3)(1) of the IDEA and 34 CFR 303.704(a), if a state is determined to need assistance for two consecutive years, the Secretary must take one or more of the following actions: 
    1. Advise the State of available sources of technical assistance that may help the State address the areas in which the State needs assistance and require the State to work with appropriate entities;
    2. Direct the use of State-level funds on the area or areas in which the State needs assistance.

Public Reporting and Determinations Guides

Public Reporting

Part B Levels of Determination 2017

Part B Levels of Determination 2017


Alternative Assessment Criteria – The Alternate Assessment information is new and the Alternate Assessment Criteria document is required to be completed. 

IEP Team Decision Making Flow Chart


District Phase II TIP

District Phase II TIP Report 

TIP Supplementary GuidanceTIP Review Tool 


ECICC Biennial Report to the Governor


New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on Students with ADHD
Know Your Rights – Students with ADHD


Maintenance of Effort

Worksheet and Tracking ToolFederal Proposed Regulations on Significant Disproportionality
Federal Study and State Analysis of Disproportionality

Updated May 16, 2019 8:37am