Special Education

Revised 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)

Transition Planning Guidance Document- 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


Prior Written Notice Guidance Document
PDF of Shortened Day and Transition Guidance DocumentECICC 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


New Technical Assistance Document Available

Significant Disproportionality Guidance Document

The Nebraska Department of Education’s main office will be closed to walk-in service on Wednesday October 17th from 1-3pm for an all staff meeting.