Special Education


Register Here  http://www.cvent.com/d/w6qrzx


The NeMTSS Summit, 2019 is HAPPENING!!  We have been working closely with the Younes Conference Center and Hotels to make sure we are all on track for the 2019 Summit while they are trying to recover from the recent damage from the flood.  We are assured that the Summit will be held and are committed to bringing Nebraska educators together to continue to build our Nebraska MTSS!  With the recovery efforts in process, there have been many messages that have been conveyed regarding hotel reservations and Summit reservations.  Here is all the information you will need to register (confirm registration) and be ready to join us in September.

If you are already registered for the Summit:

  • Your registration will be confirmed by the Department of Education (look for an email…possibly from TAESE/Utah State University)

If you are not yet registered, register now at:  cvent.com/d/w6qrzx

If you had already made a reservation at a Younes Campus Hotel and received an email or phone message saying this reservation has been canceled, you will need to make a new reservation as many of the hotels have not been able to continue the reservations.  These reservations will be made through Leslie Galloway in the NDE – Office of Special Education as the Younes Campus Hotels do not have phone capabilities quite yet.  Since we will have less rooms available, we are asking if individuals could double in a room, that this be an option chosen by the districts.  We are moving room blocks from some of the hotels that will not be open to the Candlewood and Holiday Inn Express (Holiday Inn Express is open and reservations for this specific hotel need to be made with them directly at 308-234-8100…be sure to mention the Summit for the group rate).  Reservations for all other hotels on the Younes Campus will be made by Leslie and will only be made once a Summit registration is confirmed.

Room Blocks are available at the following hotels:
Fairfield Inn –$109.95
Hampton Inn –rate $109.95
Comfort Inn –rate $99.95
Candlewood Inn –rate $99.95
Holiday Inn Express – Holiday Inn Express – Room Block Rate is Full–rooms are still available just not at the conference rate **HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS IS OPEN AND PHONES ARE WORKING, PLEASE CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY FOR RESERVATIONS 308-234-8100


  • Contact Name & Phone Number
  • Hotel Preference
  • Number of Rooms Needed/how many guests per room (please consider sharing rooms with colleagues)
  • Any special needs (i.e. ADA accessible etc.)
  • Please DO NOT send any billing information etc. as that is not being required at this time.
  • Leslie will be in direct communication with the Younes campus hotels and once the hotels have their phone lines up and running again the hotel will contact you directly for any follow-up information etc.

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.

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


You are encouraged to nominate an outstanding paraeducator for recognition as a Nebraska Paraeducator of the Year.  Paraeducators who demonstrate the highest standard of performance in carrying out their assigned responsibilities should be considered for nomination. 

The awards will be presented at the 30th Nebraska Paraeducator Conference scheduled for November 19, 2019, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.  Recognized paras will receive complementary registrations for themselves and one additional person. 

Please take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution made by paraeducators and honor an outstanding individual.  Online nominations can be submitted at:


Nomination deadline is August 30, 2019.

Guidance on Special Education Certification – April 2019

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

Technical Assistance/Guidance Documents

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)

Medicaid in Public Schools (MIPS) Guidance Document (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)

Questions and Answers on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Evaluations, and Reevaluations – OSEP 2010

Shortened Days Guidance Document (PDF)

Significant Disproportionality Guidance Document (PDF)

Transition Planning Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Part C Procedural Safeguards – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Public Reporting and Determinations Guides

Public Reporting

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 July 18, 2019 12:09pm